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The Gyration Air Mouse Mobile: A Road-Ready Replacement for Clumsy, Imprecise Laptop Joysticks and Touchpads

Your editor is not a big fan of touchscreen, touchpad, or joystick pointing input, and I much prefer to work with a good, old-fashioned mouse (or rolllerbar), even when mobile with may laptops. I would be overjoyed if Apple added Bluetooth mouse support to the iPad as well, but I digress.

SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of SMK Electronics and owner of Gyration, Inc., haas announced recent enhancements in the wireless performance of its Gyration Air Mouse Mobile — a travel mouse designed for road warriors, students, professionals, military and casual laptop users. The Air Mouse Mobile features compact design, desktop performance, and precise in air cursor navigation.l

The enhanced Gyration Air Mouse Mobile, designed and engineered for business travelers, students, and indeed anyone carrying a laptop, delivers precise cursor control that is precise and satisfying.

“With the advent of laptop computers, mouse control was relegated first to eraser-tip joysticks and then later to touchpads. But to this day, most users find these neither as quick nor as accurate as a quality desktop mouse,” sys John Blair, SMK-Link and Gyration General Manager of Branded Products. “The enhanced Gyration Air Mouse Mobile, designed and engineered for business travelers, students, and indeed anyone carrying a laptop, delivers precise cursor control that is precise and satisfying”(especially compared with even the best alternate pointing input devices – CM).

“But the Gyration Air Mouse Mobile is much more than just a mouse,” Mr. Blair notes. Pick up the Gyration Mobile and instantly have handheld wireless control of your laptop applications from up to 100 feet away. It’s perfect for presentations, lectures, electronic whiteboards and more. So toss an Air Mouse Mobile into your travel bag, and raise the bar for laptop productivity. You just might find that you end up using it on your desktop as well.”

Air Mouse Mobile works on the desktop, tray table, and in the air. Supporting MotionTools software recognizes your gestures and uses your hand movements to control applications and activate tools for interacting with your content and energize presentations. MotionTools allows you to customize your Air Mouse experience. Use MotionTools to program simple gestures for activating commands, launching applications and much more.

Simple, intuitive interface to take complete control of your content and applications from the comfort of your desk or across the room. Long range RF technology that works at a range of up to 100 feet, without line-of-sight limitations.

Elegant, ambidextrous design with 3 programmable buttons for customized control of application commands. MotionTools software recognizes your gestures and uses your hand movements to control applications and activate tools for interacting with your content and energize presentations.

Applications

In The Classroom

When it comes to learning more complex concepts and skills, students benefit significantly from multimodal learning in interactive contexts, including: simulations, modeling, collaboration with peers and interacting with a computer. The Air Mouse Mobile makes it easy to engage your students with interactive multimedia lessons. And, since multiple Air Mouse Mobile can connect to one computer, you can distribute them to the class and allow students to better interact with you, each other, and the subject matter.

In The Boardroom

As a communications and presentation tool, the Air Mouse Mobile is unequaled. Simple laser pointers and presentation remotes cannot come close to giving you the level of control and flair that the Air Mouse Mobile can. The Air Mouse Mobile comes with Gyration’s powerful MotionTools software that enables you to deliver more compelling lectures and presentations. MotionTools recognizes your gestures and uses them to control applications and to activate a rich set of tools with which you can interact with your content.

In The Living Room

More than 7 million US households have a personal computer connected to their home television. If you’re living in one of those homes, then the Air Mouse Mobile now gives you a simple and engaging way to search, browse, and navigate the Web or play your digital media content on your TV. The Air Mouse Mobile lets you control and enjoy your PC connected digital entertainment with simple hand gestures from the comfort of your couch.

The Gyration Air Mouse Mobile’s desktop performance and gesture-based cursor control, in conjunction with its road-ready design and proven durability, make it a high performance, low maintenance laptop mouse solution.

Gyration Air Mouse Mobile features;
• Laptop and gesture-controlled handheld mouse
• Road-ready design and durability
• Robust 100 (30 meter) wireless range
• Dock-able USB wireless receiver
• User-assignable buttons
• Includes MotionTools software
• Windows and OS X compatible

Specifications

• Motion sensing technology
• 100 foot wireless range
• Laser desk mouse
• Dockable2.4 GHz USB receiver
• Mac/Windows compatible
• Power management controls
• Configurable buttons
• Gesture control
• 2.4 GHz USB receiver (dockable)
• 2 AAA batteries
• Downloadable MotionTools software (PC or Mac)

MSRP: $59.99

For more information, see SMK-Link Electronics and Gyration at:
http://www.gyration.com
and
http://www.gyration.com
and
http://www.smklink.com

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