The Z is definitely no ordinary mouse–gaming or otherwise. Using an array of built-in sensors that includes a gyroscope, accelerometer, linear actuator, and pressure sensors, the Z-mouse enables you to do much more than just click and move on a 2-axis plane.
In addition to standard X-Y mouse movement, you can tilt, lift, roll, and turn the Z-mouse. And pressure-sensitive buttons can tell the difference between soft, medium, and hard clicks.
The combination of sensors basically enable you to do more with less — including less of a learning curve adapting to your new capabilites. You can access dozens of different actions with minimal finger movement.
The pressure sensors in the Z mosue sense how hard you click, giving variable speed / force control. The Z mouse also provides tactile feedback, so you know when you’ve made a ‘deeper click’. And when you lift the mouse up, it knows it–and automatically switches on a small OLED screen on the side of the mouse that enables you to configure it.
A nifty cable organizer and some modest RGB lighting (on the Z mouse logo) round out Z-mouse’s impressive list of features.
The Z-mouse is definitely the most innovative mouse design I’ve seen in a long time.
Check out the video above and Z-Mouse Kickstarter page for more information.