Movea's Gyration Air Mouse

September 24, 2008 by John Messina weblog
Movea&acutes Gyration Air Mouse

Movea´s Gyration Air Mouse works both in the air and on the desk. Wave your Air Mouse in the air and navigate your mouse pointer on your desktop. Movea's MotionSense technology that enables it to work both in-air and on desktop by just waving your mouse.

Movea´s Gyration Air Mouse uses a proprietary radio frequency technology and has a range of up to 100 feet and also works through walls. The laser sensor enables for precise desktop tracking, making it ideal for working on a desk or other flat surface.

Precision motion sensors guarantee accurate responses to natural hand movements. A simple wrist motion will command presentations, enhanced with Movea´s GyroTools presentation effects, or control multimedia entertainment on a laptop or desktop.

The RF-based unit weighs approximately 4 ounces. The RF USB unit stores conveniently inside the mouse and comes with a travel case. The device will be available for purchase in early October with a suggested retail price of $99.99. For additional information, visit Gyration Website.

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5 / 5 (1) Sep 26, 2008
I don't know about Movea, but I supported Gyration air mice for a while. They don't use accelerometers, they use a slightly more accurate ultra-fragile gyro component that's shaped like a cube. If you ever fumble one a few feet onto a floor or desk, expect the cursor to shoot off in a random direction every time you enable the airmouse functionality. They would break down so often (in classrooms for lesson presentations) we finally gave up on warranty returns and replacements and just stopped buying them. The charger is also deceptive on Gyration's basic mouse too because if you set it down, the cradle light comes on, but it's not charging unless the mouse-top light also blinks. -_-;

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