Nuimo – Wireless Controller by Senic
Nuimo – Go with the Flow
We use touch pads, keyboards, and wireless mice to control the many devices in our lives. These peripherals may be functional, but they aren’t always intuitive, and they’re often limiting due to their shape, wires, and movement. Nuimo, on the other hand, a wireless controller from German-based company Senic, makes every action on your computer an extension of your hand. Because Nuimo is totally customisable, from what it controls to how you control it, it can be used in limitless ways.
Whether you’re working on a creative endeavour, listening to your favourite music, presenting a slide show to a packed house, or using your computer for one of many other functions, Nuimo can be used to make the task easier.
Design And Specs
Nuimo’s design is deceptively simple. There are no buttons, no wires, and no obstructions. About the size and shape of a hockey puck, both the smooth white surface on top and metal ring on the perimeter are touch sensitive. Plus, it has infrared-based gesture recognition, so you don’t even have to touch it to control anything; just moving your hand near it in a pre-set way is all it takes.
One area where Nuimo seems to really excel is in the creative arena. It can be used to control Photoshop, for example, making the process of image manipulation faster and more natural for graphic designers. Similarly, software used by architects, engineers, game developers, and others becomes easier to work with when paired with Nuimo.
Finally, because Nuimo is small and wireless, it’s portable, meaning you can take it from home to the office to your meetings without any inconvenience.
Room To Grow
The initial iteration of Nuimo supports Mac OS, and it is anticipated that the next versions will have support for iOS, Android, Linux, and Windows. Because Flow uses BlueTooth Low Energy for connectivity, it should soon be compatible with all BlueTooth LE Devices.
In addition, Nuimo’s open platform allows for more controls to be developed as software and technology capabilities evolve. Nuimo is still in development, but first devkit shipments are expected to go out end of 2015.