DataBot Mouse Will Let You Know How Big Is That Folder You’re Trying To Drag

If you’ve ever transferred your folders from your computer onto an external hard drive or vice versa there are probably times when you don’t even realize how big the folder really is until you see the estimated transfer time show up as 2 hours, which probably gave you a rather nasty shock. Not saying that the DataBot mouse will make those transfer speeds any faster but at least you will be able to get a rough expectation of how big the folder is which ought to make that 2 hour ETA seem less surprising.

While not really an advancement in technology since it uses a rolling ball and a servo-motor to a modern day optical mouse, it does make for a pretty interesting and unique gadget, one which we believe could prove either funny or frustrating. How the DataBot mouse works is that it will judge the size of the file or folder that you’re trying to drag and the bigger the size, the harder it will be for you to drag the mouse which comes along with vibration feedback. We’re guessing that what they’re trying to mimic is akin to you tying a rope around a truck and attempting to pull it towards you, so depending on how strong you are the truck may or may not move.

Advertisement, article continues below

The DataBot mouse also comes with the options of how you choose to interact with your files and also settings which let you define the weight and importance of your files and folders. It is a rather interesting concept although we’ll have to guess that eventually it might prove more annoying than useful, although it would make a pretty good prank on unsuspecting friends/co-workers. Check out the demo video below.

DataBot Mouse from Jan Barth on Vimeo.

Read more about Concept.

Take action: Like | G+ | Tweet | Pin | User Comments



You May Also Like

New Parking Signs For LA Are Simple And Brilliant

Gigabyte BRIX Mini PC Prototypes Shown Off

Erick Tseng Envisioned Electric Display Wrapped Around Phone

Renault Concept Car Boasts Of Neon LED Cocoon

Meet Pars, The Aerial Rescue Robot

Phinergy Air Car Concept

Kia CUB Concept Has A Heart For Your Health

Virtual Library Concept Might Make Reading On Subways A Reality

Most Shared

Blizzard Wants To Help Combat Harassment On Twitch

Russian Embassy Tweets Image From Command & Conquer To Warn Of Terrorism

Fans Want Help Raising $20 Million To ‘Fix Dorne’ In Game Of Thrones

Hyperloop One’s First Public Speed Test Is A Success

Apple Hit With $2.8 Billion Lawsuit Over iMessage & FaceTime

Alleged iPhone 7 Dummy Unit Photo Surfaces

Snapchat Sued Over ‘Speed Filter’ That Led To Car Crash

There Are Maybe 10-15 Episodes Left In Game Of Thrones

F-16 Used To Save The Life Of A Dying Patient

Apple Could Skip iPhone 7s, Jump Straight To iPhone 8

Researchers Accidentally Create Long-Lasting Batteries

iOS 9.3 Also Crashes iPhone 6s, 6s Plus

After Thousands Of Years, Someone Has Reinvented The Scissors

Apple Claims Backdoor Unnecessary After iPhone Password Was Changed

FBI Could Use Suspect's Fingerprint To Unlock iPhones

John McAfee Claims He Can Decrypt The iPhone In 3 Weeks