Wolfee: control computers smartphones from your couch (Canceled)
Wolfee: control computers smartphones from your couch (Canceled)
Wolfee provides the healthiest, most comfortable, and most efficient interfacing technology to computer, smart phone, and tablet users.
Wolfee provides the healthiest, most comfortable, and most efficient interfacing technology to computer, smart phone, and tablet users. Read more
Wolfee is a wireless control that allows you to perform almost all computing tasks from your most comfortable seat in the room, while resting your fingers, wrist, elbow, and shoulder naturally without stressing any muscle.
Wolfee provides the healthiest, and most comfortable interfacing technology to the market. It helps prevent users from suffering health problems such as eyesight deterioration, wrist, neck and back pain, which are often caused by extensive usage of cell phones, and/or the traditional computer mouse and keyboard.
Moreover, Wolfee can control assorted computing devices with intuitively designed commands, offering users a unified solution to communicate with these devices. This is in sharp contrast to the reality where users often have to switch between different methods to interact with them.
Wolfee is a wireless hand-held Human Computer Interfacing (HCI) device. Via Bluetooth, Wolfee remotely connects to computers, laptops, smart phones, or tablets, allowing you to perform almost all computing tasks from your most comfortable seat in the room.
Wolfee is ergonomically designed to best fit the shape of a human hand. Your fingers, wrist, elbow, and shoulder can rest naturally without stressing any muscle, in contrary to a traditional setting with a desk, a mouse, and a keyboard.
These methods are combined intuitively, allowing Wolfee to handle complicated HCI tasks at ease, and produce fast and precise responses.
Straight out-of-the-box, Wolfee provides functions that typically require multiple input devices. With a driver or app on the host side, Wolfee's functionalities are further extended to cover more applications.
Wolfee is designed with users' health and convenience in mind. Some of the key features are listed below:
Wolfee has three buttons: a front button, a side button, and a top button.
When you are holding it naturally, your index finger, middle finger, and thumb will rest on these three buttons respectively. The top button has a touch sensitive surface. Move your thumb across the top surface, the cursor on your computing device will move accordingly.
Top Button and Cursor Movement: Simply tap to highlight and swipe to control the cursor on your device.
Side Button Operation: Clicking on the front button with your index finger is equivalent to clicking on the left button of a mouse. Similarly, clicking on the side button with your middle finger is equivalent to clicking on the right button of a mouse.
Select, then Copy & Paste: To perform a select operation, move the cursor by your thumb on the top surface to your intended location, click and hold the front button, then move the cursor to mark your selection area. Release the front button when you are done with the selection.
Scroll Up & Down: The front button also has a touch sensitive surface. Swiping your index finger up & down on the front surface, is equivalently to scrolling up & down of your internet explorer or any other application that has the scroll bar available.
Nap Mode & Motion Wakeup: When the device is inactive for more than 2 minutes, it will turn off the LED indicator and other auxiliary circuits to save power. All the main circuits for CPU and Bluetooth communications will still be running normally.
To get out of this Nap mode, simply nudge the device any where or start using it by touching or clicking on its buttons.
Keyboard: Page Jumping: Double tapping the four sides of the top surface, namely left, right, upper, and lower, is mapping to trigger keyboard function keys of Home, End, PageUp, and PageDown, respectively.
Keyboard: Arrows: Clicking on the four sides of the top button, namely left, right, upper, and lower, is equivalently sending keyboard function keys of LeftArrow, RightArrow, UpArrow, and DownArrow, respectively.
Click then hold down on the four sides of the top button, is equivalent to click then hold down corresponding arrow keys.
Keyboard: Esc: Double clicking the side button is equivalently sending keyboard function key Escape.
When a user is watching a video in full screen mode on a Windows machine, this action usually takes the application out of this mode. On an Android phone, it usually takes a user out of the current app, which is a very useful short cut.
Air Mouse: Triple clicking the side button will toggle the air mouse functionality on or off, that is to activate or deactivate motion sensing for cursor movement.
Of course, Wolfee has many other features that we won't be able to show every one of them here, but we believe we've given you a pretty good glimpse showing what it can do. Now check it out when Wolfee is in action playing some PC and mobile games, from a couch.
Moreover, check out what 3rd party reviewers say about Wolfee:
Wolfee gives users unprecedented freedom to decide where and how they would like to do their job. At the same time, it greatly minimizes health hazards often associated with modern day excessive computer usage.
When you back us today pledging on one or more Wolfees, on the delivery date, what you should expect to get is the following:
- A Wolfee device, in black
- A 3ft Micro-USB to USB cable for charging, in black
- A User's Manual depicting how to setup, charge, use, and maintain Wolfee. Possibly in electronic form
- industrial designed packaging box containing the above items
You can start to use Wolfee right out of box by simply pairing it with compatible hosts, such as PCs, laptops, smart phone, and tablets. The following functionalities need no further action from a user to setup:
- full fledged mouse
- partial keyboard functions for browsing & text editing
- playing certain games on PCs, laptops, smart phone, and tablets
Computing devices meeting the following requirements will work well with Wolfee. a) supports Bluetooth 4.2 (BLE) and up, b) enables onscreen cursor, c) outputs screen. The last one is not a hard requirement. But with a big screen output, it's more enjoyable to use Wolfee to control said devices from a comfortable distance. Unfortunately, since Apple would not allow onscreen cursor on its touch driven devices, Wolfee won't be able to work with iPhone and iPad.
To fully utilize the power of Wolfee, on the delivery date, our company will provide the following software to every backer downloadable from our official website:
- An Android app
- A Windows driver
With these app/driver installed on the host side, Wolfee's extended features can be accessed. For example, user should be able to set sensitivity level on each touch surface, can quickly switch between operation modes, can perform media control directly, can manipulate 3D objects, can play more games by setting corresponding game profiles for different key mappings, etc. If timing and resources are permitted, we may also provide a driver for OS X systems.
For every backer, we want you to know that we greatly appreciate your support now when our company is still in early stage. We will try our best to make sure your investment with us returns with full benefits. So all our further developments will have you first backers in mind, we will keep adding new features to your purchased device as long as the hardware supports.
•Dimensions / Weight
Length: 5.5in, Width: 1.75in, Height: 1.75in Weight: 4.7oz
•Number of buttons: 3
•Number of touch surfaces: 2
•Motion Sensing: 6 degree of freedom
•Suggested OS: Windows 10; OS X 10.10 or later; Android 5.0 or later;
•Touch Sensor resolution: >1200 DPI
•Battery type: built-in rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
•Battery life: one week
•Charging time: 2 hrs for full use
•Wireless technologies: Bluetooth 4.2 (BLE)
•Optimized for right-hand use
One thing we have to emphasize is, Wolfee is designed & optimized for right hand use. But there's no intrinsic reason why we can't make a mirrored copy for left hand use. If the demand is there, and our project is fully funded, we should be able to produce both copies for populations with different needs in the mass production phase.
Risks and challenges
Wolfee has gone several rounds of hardware design and software upgrade. It is already close to being a product and is really far from the early prototype stage. We are absolutely confident that we will deliver the Wolfee to you if our project is fully funded. We’ve done our best to mitigate any risk but we understand that every new device faces challenges.
For Wolfee, being a new concept product packed with so many new features, developed by a small team in such a short time, not only we need to educate the public, educate the users, we will also be facing the same reliability & usability expectations as mouse & keyboard, an industry has matured for more than 40 years. We know it's a very tough road for us, but we believe we are on the right track, we believe we should push technology to evolve not only for efficiency, but also for the well being of every user, both short term and long term.
So every dollar you back on us, will help us getting one step closer to our goal. We will spend it to polish every detail on the product, click feedback on the button, touch sensitivity, weight in your hand, battery life, robustness even when you accidentally drop it on the floor, and easy setup etc.
Give us a chance, and we will prove to you we are a company you can trust.
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