Yesterday I received Gyration remote control ordered from Quiet PC UK last week. That remote control is unique because it combines IR and RF transmitters in one! As result you may control all AV equipment and have mouse pointer for access to online services using only one device. The mouse movement is done by adding gyration inside the remote. So, it’s more naturally then using trackbar or touchpad.
RF part of the Gyration remote control uses traditionally 2.4GHz frequency with range about 10 meters and USB dongle. There is a button in the middle device to activate mouse cursor movement as well as two other buttons which correspond to left and right mouse buttons. The remote contains a huge base of IR codes for many kinds of AV devices. But if you didn’t find yours you can learn IR codes from the original remote control and use them with Gyration one.
The price of the Gyration remote control is very attractive – juts €65. But unfortunately it isn’t so popular as I could suppose. I waited two week till the remote came to the store. But now I even don’t see it in the list of products. Probably not many people need it. But at least I had time to buy it and I’m happy!