The Genius Ring Presenter is a cursor controller for use with a PC or Mac and a presentation controller that works specifically with presentation software but in a small enough package that it fits on your finger.
Ease of Use, Performance: 4/5
Look & Feel: 4/5
How much I enjoy 4/5
Total: 4/5 Stars
Genius has a neat little controller to help in presentations and general computer use in meetings and other gatherings without having a large controller or even needing a desk or podium. The Genius Ring Presenter is a PC and Mac controller as well as a presentation controller that fits on a finger and even comes with a laser pointer.
The Genius Ring Presenter comes in a wide variety of colors and comes with the Ring Presenter itself, a disc with drivers, a USB charging cable, a USB receiver, carry case and a small manual. The Genius Ring Presenter connects to a computer using a Pico receiver that plugs into a USB connection to control that computer.
The Ring Presenter has two modes with mouse for general control of your cursor and a presentation mode that works with presentation software like Microsoft’s PowerPoint. The Ring Presenter comes with drivers and software that helps you understand the functions as well as set the cursor DPI on a settings page.
Cursor DPI or Dots Per Inch will be on auto or a set amount from 250 DPI to 1250 DPI with the higher a DPI setting meaning the more movement the cursor will have when you move the presenter. In the case of the Ring Presenter it will not be mouse movement but movement of your thumb or finger across the center button of the presenter to control cursor movement.
The Ring Presenter has a center button with small holes that detect movement of your thumb or finger that equates this movement to the cursor movement. Pressing this middle button also is the left mouse button or drag and drop if held so the center button does a few different things depending on the mode.
The Ring Presenter has two modes with one as a mouse and the other as a presenter so the four buttons that are around the center do different things according to the mode. The middle mouse button moves the cursor and is the left mouse button on both mouse and presenter mode but the drag and drop is only in mouse mode.
The four buttons either do a mouse feature or next and previous page along with play presentations depending on mode so the Ring Presenter works great in either mode. The mode button is on the side of the presenter while the USB cable connection is on the top next to the laser pointer with a little triangle warning not to look into the laser.
The buttons are easy to push and the cursor movement works very well for an easy way to control simple mouse and presentation functions from your finger. The Ring Presenter works very well for business and other meetings and has the range needed to use in larger rooms at about ten meters which is about 33 feet.
I have used the Ring Presenter fooling around with my computer and in my living room on my HTPC for controlling the mouse from my couch and it works great. The Ring presenter works very well for controlling presentations using PowerPoint and it should work with other presentation software from other companies like Corel.
The Genius Ring Presenter works without drivers or the software program using Microsoft drivers but for the full function of all the buttons you will want to use the software program from Genius. I did try it out with my Google Chrome laptop and found it worked well as a basic mouse and handled moving around in Google Docs easily without any drivers or the software program.
For an inconspicuous presenter and want full control of your cursor without the hassles of having to use a surface or one of those motion controllers that make it look like your controlling a game the Genius Ring Presenter is a fantastic option. The Genius Ring Presenter is a fantastic control device for presentations and general cursor control in a small package for a low price.