The NAOS QG will go into mass production and be distributed worldwide through its network of suppliers including Entatech.
Mionix has spoken exclusively to PCR after reaching its $100,000 target on Kickstarter for the NAOS QG smart gaming mouse.
Christoffer Suess, marketing manager at Mionix has said that the funding will go towards further development of the device, improving its sensors, upgrading software and adding more features for the production process, making it more than just a gaming mouse.
He said: “What we have seen so far is just the tip of the iceberg. With more and more potential partners approaching us on a daily basis, from game developers to healthcare companies, and the involvement of the community thanks to our open and free APIs, we have just opened the door and are curious where it will lead us. Its potential is endless.”
Suess reckons CES 2015 in Vegas is to thank for the influx in pledges made on Kickstarter, following a number of successful prototype demos.
Commenting on the difficulties of raising money over the Christmas period, Suess continued: “We have been nervous but always confident. It’s been a great ride and we have enjoyed every minute of it. Raising [funds] in Dec/Jan with Christmas and New Year holidays is hard.
“Only eight per cent of projects during that period are successful, and we made it. However, we are more certain than ever that this technology will herald the next generation of desktop hardware, and this goes far beyond gaming.
“There is still a lot of work to be done and we will do everything we can to keep the projected launch date of August 2015, when it will be available worldwide through our distribution network.
"Our mid-long term goal is to ensure availability in the complete UK channel all the way to the large brick and mortar retailers in the likes of DSGi, PCWorld, GAME etc. to ensure availability, we have chosen to begin with Enta."
"We thank all backers and the community for the on going awesome support.