Snap your finger, twist your wrist, or even clench your fist – and no, we’re not talking about the movements you’ll be making if you end up joining a Zumba class, it’s actually about a new technology that gives you control of literally all your devices.
It’s called the Myo Gesture Control Armband, and like its name suggests, it’s a wearable device (you wear it on your arm) from Thalmic Labs that lets you have power over your tech using a bunch of various gestures. Think of it as a wearable remote control, but instead of having buttons to press, you just use hand signs.
Thanks to revolutionary science, your muscles do the talking while the Myo armband listens. So much so a wave of your hand changes how you interact with your digital world. Sounds like magic? Maybe.
Sounds familiar? That's because we spotted it earlier this year and were waiting eagerly for it to drop in our laps by this year. Sadly, that has since changed to 2015. The other bummer? If you weren't an early bird and pre-ordered this, it's now priced at US$199 (S$260).
So you'll have to ask yourself - is it worth the longer wait and higher price? The best part of it is that it works with things you already have. For example, your Mac, Windows PC, iOS, or Android devices. It uses Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy to communicate with devices it's paired with so with its proprietary muscle activity sensors, you can direct presentations, music, games, videos, etc.
Of course, its abilities don’t just stop there – there’s a possibility for it to let you control drones, Google Glass, and even the Oculus Rift (enticing you to buy more tech to pair with this one cool gizmo).
We figured these are reasons to give this gesture controller a second look.