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Gyration RF Mouse/Keyboard

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Ugmore Baggage

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Feb 12, 2002
I picked this up at Staples for $100. It truly is cool.

Basically it consists of a radio-frequency base unit that plugs into a USB port, a wireless keyboard, a wireless optical mouse, and a charger-base for the mouse (the keyboard uses AAA batteries).

Here's the wild part: if the rf optical mouse isn't enough freedom you can pick the mouse up, press a trigger underneath, and twist your hand around in the air. It seems to work pretty well, so far I find it easiest to release the trigger when I get the mouse where I want (it stops reacting to movement then) and then click using my thumb but that's my jittery hand.

At $100 it isn't the buy of the century, but it may be the gadget of the year.

http://www.gyration.com/

Now I guess I can get one of those legacy-free Abit mobos (it all runs through a USB port).
 

Captain Slug

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I have the wired version of that mouse and it's perfect for use with a Home Theater PC because the cord is REALLY long and you don't need any kind of surface.
However, holding down the button gets tedious after an hour or so.
 
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Ugmore Baggage

Ugmore Baggage

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I was hoping that would go away.
It's still also a fully functional optical "desktop" mouse.

heh the ultimate arm-chair/chair-arm computer controller.

I'm mostly glad that I'm able to replace my old IR keyboard.