CozyTap is building a better mouse by eliminating it altogether. The “Next Generation Computer Interface” is “elevating human-computer interaction to a new, more efficient and more comfortable level.” And when I first read that and saw this picture, I thought they were selling a big yellow pillow you sit on while you type.

Turns out, they’ve used motion capture technology to turn your fingers into a mouse.

Now that’s cool.

Once you get past the jargon, you’ll see CozyTap lets you move your cursor through simple finger movements. You don’t have to reach for a mouse, slide your hands down to the trackpad, or fumble with a scroll wheel.

…I wish they had just said that up front.

Here, CozyTap. I fixed it for you:

1  Virtual Reality just met its mouse
2 Don’t click one more uncomfortable click before you try a CozyTap
3 Show me anyone who uses a laptop, and I’ll show you someone who can learn to use a better mouse in minutes
4 New mouse improves your UX on every single computer function
5 There hasn’t been a mouse this important to technology since Mickey
6 The secret to a better mouse lies in your hands
7 You’re not still scrolling with a mouse, are you?
8 Now you can snap your fingers (or make any other hand gesture) to open a program
9 If David Copperfield designed a mouse, it would be this
10 You may not know CozyTap yet, but you’re going to want one the next time you open your laptop
11 Can your mouse make an emoji?
12 You’ll love how easy this mouse makes it to swipe right
13 You use your keyboard shortcuts for functions. Now use finger shortcuts for your mouse.
14 Where jazz hands lead to clicks, scrolls & comfort
15 New keyboard shortcut allows you to use your fingers as your mouse
16 Before you find yourself struggling for elbow room, I want you to have this for your laptop
17 How to use your mouse without taking your hands away from the home keys
18 Turns out the best way to control your mouse, is not to use one at all
19 Now you can do everything your mouse can do—without a mouse
20 Would you believe I had a sore wrist from my mouse yesterday?
21 The invisible, untouchable, ambidextrous mouse
22 Trackpads are so 2016
23 Most mice require you to move your hands away from the home keys. Not only does Cozytap keep you centered, it’s also touchless.
24 The untouchable mouse for better clicks
25 Move your mouse without the burden of buttons
26 An easy way to make laptop mice better
27 Your smartphone is a genius compared to your mouse. So we decided to change that.
28 If using a mouse aggravates arthritis, you’re going to want to see this
29 Sometimes there’s just no room for a mouse. But there’s still room for improvement
30 I’d like to give this to my fellow laptop user—before your next assignment
31 What would it be like if you could use motion capture technology to move your mouse?
32 Who else wants a mouse based in virtual reality?
33 An easier way to move your mouse
34 Everything you ever knew about using a mouse is about to change
35 Announcing a new mouse for keyboards & a better UX
36 New mouse makes maneuvering faster than taking your hands off the home keys
37 Laptops have been becoming better for years. Now the mouse finally caught up.
38 Now you can point and click, without the click
39 The mouse for more efficient laptop use
40 All the benefits of an ergonomic mouse, without having to carry an ergonomic mouse
41 Ever wonder if there was a better way to move your cursor than a mouse pad? Turns out, there is.
42 The gesture-guided mouse worthy of the praise hands emoji
43 You’ve upgraded everything about your computer–except your mouse
44 What would happen if motion capture video could be used to improve your mouse?
45 Does it seem silly it took someone this long to come up with such a simple idea for a mouse?
46 The webcam mouse that watches your hands
47 Attention Linux users: This latest keyboard shortcut has nothing to do with the keys
48 Your laptop mouse finally caught up to all the innovation
49 Move your mouse with a magician’s flare
50 Apple isn’t the only company improving your laptop UX
51 Leave it to Hungarians to build a better mouse
52 Now you can move your mouse as easy as you can snap your fingers
53 If you’ve got room to touch the keys, you’ve got room to use a better mouse
54 New mouse weighs zero pounds and takes up no space in your carry-on
55 To all the laptop users who struggle to find a little elbow room
56 Say goodbye to crowded table space. We just gave you some elbow room
57 Tired of unfriendly mouse pads?
58 Virtual keyboards may not exist yet. But your new virtual mouse works perfectly
59 The mouse for people who click in shorthand
60 The difference between your old and new mouse, is that your new one is your fingers
61 It’s not that your mouse is uncomfortable, it’s just so far away
62 This is what happens when VR meets a mouse
63 Scroll wheels are old school.
64 Does your touchpad frustrate you more than a pop-up ad?
65 Using a track pad is settling for mediocrity
66 Using a mouse on an airplane just got a whole lot easier
67 How to use your mouse—without using your mouse
68 Don’t invest one more cent in ergonomic desk ware until you try CozyTap
69 Which developer has the mouse? And which has the CozyTap
70 Move your mouse like magic
71 Bringing all the advantages of touchscreen devices to your mouse
72 Double-click without a sound
73 Now you can use your fingers to say a command—and your arrow will follow.
74 Meet the mouse that revolutionized 2017 computing
75 To the laptop user who will settle for nothing less than complete innovation in technology
76 Changes your camera into a fully-customizable mouse with this tiny mirror
77 Did this Hungarian start-up just build a better mouse?
78 When using a mouse is this much fun, who knows what it’ll inspire you to do?
79 Did virtual reality technology finally catch up to your mouse?
80 Now you don’t have to worry about mouse batteries dying midway through a project
81 What would become of your laptop if you eliminated your track pad?
82 The invisible mouse for people who love the latest toys
83 You didn’t even know your mouse needed fixing—but you’re going to love this one
84 Mouse interaction has finally met its match
85 Now there’s an even easier way to move your cursor
86 We made your mouse more comfortable by eliminating it altogether
87 When desk space is at a premium, Cozytap is at its best
88 We didn’t build a better mousetrap. We built a better mouse.
89 What’s the best way to use a mouse? It might be get rid of it altogether
90 When elbowroom is a luxury you can’t afford, Cozytap is something you can’t live without
91 Now there’s a keyboard shortcut for all your mouse movements
92 Is your new mouse twice as smart as the old one?
93 If arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome makes using your mouse difficult, this may bring you tears of joy
94 If you’re already tired of laptop mice, don’t read this. It’ll make your feelings stronger
95 Your new mouse doesn’t need buttons
96 You’ve always known there was a better mouse out there. Well, here it is.
97 The mouse-free mouse
98 How much faster would you work if you didn’t have to keep reaching for your old mouse
99 Who else wants a better track pad?
100 How to develop custom hand gestures, faster clicks & all-around better mouse

 

Overall: It needs a bit of fine-tuning, but there’s a good foundation here. With a little extra work, these could be dialed-in to meet several different markets.

Lessons: Since it’s still in funding, there wasn’t much to go off. No reviews, but there were a few interesting comments from Linux users who seemed interested in the possibility of shortcuts.

  • They’re 195% funded, so there’s clearly interest here. I hope they’re able to cut the jargon before they launch.
  • I’ll note that the company is based in Hungary. I’ve noticed tech pages from Europe tend to be more formal and data-based in their writing. While I haven’t studied conversion of international audiences, I am curious if this is done intentionally.
  • I spent a lot of time making weird finger movements while writing this

Time: 55 minutes over 2 sessions

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