Looks like the next devices to control AV equipment will be pointer (till the gesture interfaces will be available for mass-production). The American company Hillcrest Labs announced its new pointer – Scoop Pointer and software for it. The pointer has six-axis control and nine programmable buttons, which should make control under HTPC or smart TV easier and more natural. The device will be available in Q4 under different brands.
As a owner Gyration remote control with built-in pointer I can say it’s really cool. Even for the flat oriented navigation like in XBMC.