ODiN – The World’s First Laser Projection Mouse

When it comes to this day and age people look for two things in their mice; performance and comfort. If you enjoy playing a lot of games or editing images high sensitivity and a comfortable grip can be the difference between a good day working or a painful week recovering. Serafim is looking to give you an alternative option when it comes to a mouse of your choice with the world’s first laser projection mouse.

After a successful campaign on Kickstarter raising a backing of $108,195, the ODiN is the world’s first laser projected mouse, giving you the ability to carry your favourite mouse around with you in a tiny pocketable box. ODiN is designed from the ground up for high use markets, with the fact that you don’t have to grip it offering you a comfortable design with no risk of carpal tunnel syndrome.

In the 8cm x 8cm projected area, the ODiN works just like you would imagine a touchpad working, with multiple finger gestures you can scroll and zoom with ease while the custom “application” button gives you quick access to launch your favourite program or site with a simple touch.

Weighing in at just 40 grams, you can carry ODiN in your pocket or slide it alongside your laptop in its bag for use on your Mac or PC and comes in three colours, Black, Silver or Green.

At just $69 (£49 roughly) the ODiN offers you high-quality responses with minimal desk or pocket space something that many seek given the mobile lives we live with our technology.

Samsung’s Smart Windshield Should Be More Than A Concept

In this day and age, we are integrating technology into everything, but one thing that seems to just get smarter and smarter is traveling. From automated shuttles to car charging roads, it seems clear that people want smart technology in their cars. The problem being is that a lot of people are being ignored, such as those that ride bikes. This is where the Smart Windshield by Samsung hopes to help bikers catch up a little.

The Smart windshield is just a concept at this moment in time, but with the technology already there and a market prime for the picking we don’t see why interest in this product isn’t higher than it should be to turn it into a real product.

While other ideas for “smart” bike technology have resulted in heads-up displays (HUDs) being placed within the Helmet, Samsung is looking to put it on the bike. Using a small projector that displays a minimal view of what’s needed, the display is projected onto a small sheet of plastic at the front of the bike. The end result is a screen that can tell you the time, give you the next step in your directions or even alert you who’s phoning and texting you so you can pull over and take the message. With an app and wifi system used to communicate between your phone and the bike, it follows a setup that’s available in most GPS systems and even some cars directly.

Do you ride a bike? Would you use this and if so would you be willing to buy certain screens or are helmets betters places to these kinds of displays? Personally, if a phone pops up in front of my face every time someone called me, I might get distracted and freak out a little, so anything you can opt in to looking at seems like a good idea to me.

Giant STOP Sign Projected Onto A Makeshift Waterfall

We’ve all been in a vehicle and found ourselves cursing at other drivers due to their negligent driver skills, or lack of, right? Whether it be the forgetfulness of having indicators to tell other drivers which direction they are turning or the lack of not reading road signs appropriately; mainly STOP signs.

Now imagine if these particular drivers were confronted with a huge image of a STOP sign that they simply couldn’t ignore. A lighting show company Laservision have developed a technology which consists of laser-projecting a STOP sign onto makeshift waterfall and have been experimenting with the technology since 2007 in Australia.

The technology comes to light after a truck driver ignored warning signs and almost wedged his vehicle in the Sydney Harbour Tunnel reports 10 news. Described as a water curtain, the Australian government are hoping to stop tall vehicles such as trucks from attempting to pass under tunnels which simply aren’t tall enough.

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Image courtesy of 10 News (YouTube)