Portable Mouse Ideal for the Road Warrior; Works Both In-Air and On Desktop
Milpitas, CA, September 24th, 2008 – Movea, Inc., the leader in motion-sensing technology for business communications, home entertainment and mobile computing, today launched the new Gyration Air Mouse with MotionSense technology in the UK. The compact, wireless mouse was created with the mobile professional in mind, and is designed to work in the air or on a flat surface like a desktop.
Movea’s MotionSense technology provides precise in-air motion tracking, so users can control the mouse cursor intuitively and with ease, whether delivering a PowerPoint™ presentation or watching online videos. Precision motion sensors guarantee faithful responses to natural hand movements whether in the boardroom, the living room or a cramped space, such as a seat on an airplane or train. A simple flick of the wrist will command presentations, enhanced with Movea’s GyroTools™ presentation effects, or control multimedia entertainment on a laptop, allowing users to change the volume or skip a song on iTunes™, or flip a TV channel on Slingbox™.
Weighing less than four ounces, the Air Mouse is compact enough to fit in a messenger bag, briefcase or purse, and versatile enough to be integrated with a PC or laptop from wherever a user wants to work or enjoy digital entertainment. With a sleek, ergonomic design, the Air Mouse works very comfortably for left- or right-handed consumers.
“The market for notebooks is transforming, as more people are buying them equipped with wide screens and media features, and using them not only for traditional business applications but also for entertainment access,” said Greg Smith, Vice President for Marketing at Movea Inc. “The Air-Mouse was designed with such people in mind, providing mobile workers and entertainment buffs the freedom to control their PCs whether they’re at home or on the road.”
Using a proprietary radio frequency (RF) technology, the in-air controls are effective up to 100 feet and work through walls. The Air Mouse includes a laser sensor for precise desktop tracking, making it ideal for working at a desk or other flat surface. The RF USB dongle stores conveniently inside the mouse, which comes with an elegant travel case and, due to its small size, easily packs into the smallest of handbags.
The device will be available for purchase in the UK from October 2008 with a recommended retail price of £69.99. For more information on this and the family of Gyration motion-sensing products, visit www.gyration.com
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About Movea, Inc.
Movea, Inc. is the U.S. wholly owned subsidiary of Movea SA. In January 2008, Movea SA, a spin-off from the French research institute CEA-Léti, acquired all assets of Gyration, Inc. to compliment and expand both companies’ motion-sensing technology to benefit consumers worldwide in home entertainment, gaming, healthcare, mobile phone and computer input devices. Movea, Inc.’s consumer products, including Gyration’s range of controllers for the digital media markets, remain under the Gyration brand name. Movea, Inc. offers products through traditional retail consumer electronics stores, value added resellers, system integrators and OEM partners. Additional information about Movea, Inc. and its range of Gyration consumer electronics products can be found at www.gyration.com and www.movea-tech.com.
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