Is GlideTV’s “Couch Mouse” the Ultimate Remote?
i have heard this is a great addition for mousing from the couch. would love to have one of these.
Is GlideTV’s "Couch Mouse" the Ultimate Remote?
Posted 10/14/09 at 08:30:23 AM
by Paul Lilly
entertainment company GlideTV on Tuesday announced a new device the
company says combines the functionality of a keyboard, mouse, and AV
remote all rolled into one.
The GlideTV Navigator, as it’s being called, won the 2009 Best of
Innovations Award at CES earlier this year. It includes a remote,
charging station, USB wireless receiver, and works with Windows, Mac,
Sony’s PlayStation 3 console, and any set-top box that supports
standard mouse and keyboard HID devices, the company said.
"Up to now, consumes who wanted to connect a computer to the TV to
take advantage of digital content had to bring office equipment to
their living room, making the experience bulky and cumbersome," said
Chris Painter, President and founder. "With the Navigator, GlideTV
brings simplicity to accessing internet-based entertainment and ushers
in a new era for computing in the living room."
Some of the Navigator’s features include backlit AV buttons,
dedicated Esc, Enter, Back, and Function keys, an on-screen keyboard
(Windows only), and rechargeable battery. GlideTV says its remote will
work with all the media apps you’re used to using, including Windows
Media Center, iTunes, Boxee, SageTV, Firefox, and more.
The Navigator is available now for $150.