Gyration Ultra Review: Mousing in Air

By Robyn Peterson  |  Posted 2003-06-16 Print this article Print

Mouse in 3D, just by waving your hand in the air. Thanks to Gyration's built-in inertial gyroscope, this wireless mouse lets you cut the cord—and ditch the mousepad. It's the best 3D mouse we've ever seen.

Feeling tied down to your lumpy office chair? So stand up, trash your antiquated scroll-wheel mouse, and start living. Believe it or not, you could be mousing in the air. (Directors note: cue theme song to Greatest American Hero.) Never thought you could feel so free? All kidding aside, the new version of the Gyration Ultra mouse isnt exactly the next Greatest American Hero, but its in the running for the Greatest American Mouse. This little beauty gives you the amazing and uncanny ability to mouse around, free from your desktop with natural hand movements. Even more unique, you can use the mouse either as a standard desk mouse – it rolls around like a standard optical mouse – or held in the air, like a remote control.
Whether standing or sitting, as long as youre within 25 of the base receiver, you can surf the web, play games, and control your home theater PC (see ExtremeTechs Build It: Extreme TiVO PC for an example), all with the swipe of your hand. Theres no need to own a mousepad ever again.
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Robyn Peterson

Robyn Peterson, Vice President of Product Management and CTO for Ziff Davis Media, oversees,,,, and the other consumer-oriented Ziff Davis Media websites. He also covers multiple content areas, including but not limited to consumer electronics, car techonology, software and development, and networking. Robyn is also the host of the PCMag Radio podcast (subscribe in iTunes).

Robyn has appeared on CNN, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, CBS, Fox, Fox News and the WB network representing PC Magazine,, and ExtremeTech. His writing appears on and Yahoo in addition to PC Magazine, eWEEK, CGW, and ExtremeTech. He has also won the Chairman's Circle 2001 Award for outstanding editorial contributions to Ziff Davis Media (parent company of ExtremeTech and PC Magazine).

Robyn has a masters of science in computer science from New York University (NYU).

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