I have to give quite a few powerpoint presentations, and I'm also the type that tends to walk around while I'm doing it.
Several years ago, I considered using a small remote device that had forward and backward buttons on it to advance the powerpoint slides. I decided against it because it was fairly high-priced for what it was, had only one very specific use, and the range wasn't very good.
So, imagine my surprise when this product arrived in the mail. Unlike the uni-purpose "clicker" I was looking at, this one will do everything a mouse can do, and can even be used as a mouse replacement (though that is not where its special gifts are most appreciated!). I was able to walk around the room without losing my connection, so for me the range is perfect.
The ability to use it as a real mouse without going back to my laptop is a great feature. It feels good in my hand, and has just the right amount of grip on the bottom to keep it from going sailing during a particularly strong point (okay, so I walk around and gesture a lot - at least my audience is generally awake, if only because they are worried I might fling something at them!).
Finally, the price is right, especially given that it can substitute for a standard mouse in a pinch. If I set up a media center, this is what I'm going to use to point with. I've never been a fan of touchpads, which seems to be the primary alternative in a media center, so it is great to have another choice.
I like this, and think it is a great solution for active presenters.
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Product Features Join the motion revolution! The elegant and ergonomic Air Mouse Elite brings the intuitive simplicity of motion to your digital life. With the Air Mouse Elite, your natural hand movements drive more powerful presentation delivery, more immersive gameplay, more interactive classroom lectures and more convenient access to your digital entertainment. Use Gyration’s powerful MotionTools software to customize your Air Mouse Experience. MotionTools recognizes your gestures and lets you turn your mouse into a highlighter, laser pointer or a pen. With a gentle swipe of your hand, control your favorite applications, activate presentation special effects and much more. Specifications In-air cursor control using patented MotionSenseTM technology and optical sensor ,Innovative trigger activated in-air cursor control ,Wireless connectivity with 2.4GHz RF USB receiver ,100 feet (30m) mouse range with no line-of-sight restrictions ,Hyper-sensitive scrolling with assignable 3 button control.System Requirements:Windows® 98SE / 2000 / Me / XP or Vista™ Ultimate / Premium Editions .Available USB port (2nd USB port recommended for charging cradle) ,CD-ROM for installing MotionTools software ,Other systems supporting USB 1.1 or higher including Windows 2000 and Mac may be supported with limited functionality. Right mouse button not functional on a Mac. MotionTools software only compatible with Windows.Package Contents:Air Mouse Elite with MotionSense™, ...