We have been exploring the world of voice commands for some time now, it has quite the history! Most of the devices in the electronics section in Target, Walmart, or on Amazon are equipped with this feature now. From adding them to our PCs, to our iPhones and Androids, to adding this technology in a car, to now apparently applying it to the infamous computer mouse. Combining the words Mouse and Whisper is what will give you the name of this quirky mouse, Mouseper is a creative design on making the desktop smart and it’s being done by adding voice recognition in the mouse!
Michael Lin wanted to try to completely change the way we have been computing, by creating Mouseper an element to take over the experience aside from the display. It has the capability to translate speech, recognize voices, convert speech to text, and perform voice-based commands, the wireless device Mouseper could almost completely replace the keyboard and still enhance productivity. It is equipped with the traditional right and left click buttons and a scroll, but has two extra buttons that assist in narrating text to the computer, as well as control the voice command feature. The narration button allows the user to speak with Mouseper as it converts audio to text. The software it has can translate text as well, which means your sentences and paragraphs can be translated into up to 24 different languages! Aside from taking over the keyboards job, Mouseper can transform your computer, whether i be a desktop or laptop, into having a voice assistant as well. You just set commands for it and you are on your way. If you long press the voice commands control, whatever you say will then be a search query on the web.
As if it needed anything else integrated into it, Mouseper even has a delete-all button, replacing the backspace and delete button on the keyboard, which in turn frees up a hand! Designed ergonomically, the Mouseper can be utilized for hours and hours. Another positive is you won’t have pains in your wrists and hands from typing so much and spelling errors won’t even be a thing with voice to text!
Designer: Michael Lin (Mouseper)