Movea Air Mouse App Turns iPhone Into Cursor Controller

Have you ever heard of the Air Mouse? Movea created a device of that name back in 2008, which basically allows you to wave a mouse around in the air in order to move a cursor. This is easily better than searching for a decent mousing surface in certain circumstances, but the idea of buying an entirely new mouse (when you love your current one) doesn't sit well with all. But now, two years later, Movea has a solid alternative for iPhone owners.


Actually, for new-generation iPod touch owners as well. A new app for iPhone / iPod touch takes advantage of the motion sensing technology within both of those devices in order to turn the iPhone / iPod touch in an air mouse. Simply wave your device around, and an on-screen cursor is controlled. Utilizing the iPhone4's gyroscope and Wi-Fi connectivity, Movea's Air Mouse application enables users to kick back and relax while watching high quality, web-based entertainment from the comfort of their couch and is the perfect navigation tool for online and home media center digital entertainment. With the new Air Mouse app, the user's natural hand movements can drive more powerful presentation delivery, more interactive classroom lectures, and more immersive motion gaming. With Movea's Air Mouse app and the iPhone4's Wi-Fi range of over 100 feet, presenters have the freedom to move around the room to captivate and engage their audiences.

Accompanying the iPhone4 app is Movea's powerful MotionTools software, available for Mac or PC. MotionTools gives users a suite of effects and tools that allow them to customize, activate and control desktop applications with the flick of their wrist. It's just $1.99, which definitely beats $90 for a new mouse.

MOVEA UNVEILS AIR MOUSETM APP FOR iPHONE4

air mouse app turns iphone4 into in-air motion controllerfor PC-CONNECTED HOME THEATER and BUSINESS presentations

MILPITAS, Calif., November 23, 2010 – Movea, the pioneer in motion-sensing and motion-control technologies for business communications, home entertainment and computer peripherals, has announced its Air Mouse application for the iPhone4 is now available for $1.99 in the App Store. The new Air Mouse app empowers iPhone4 users to transform their phone into an in-air motion controller for home media and presentation uses.

Utilizing the iPhone4's gyroscope and Wi-Fi connectivity, Movea's Air Mouse application enables users to kick back and relax while watching high quality, web-based entertainment from the comfort of their couch and is the perfect navigation tool for online and home media center digital entertainment. With the new Air Mouse app, the user's natural hand movements can drive more powerful presentation delivery, more interactive classroom lectures, and more immersive motion gaming. With Movea's Air Mouse app and the iPhone4's Wi-Fi range of over 100 feet, presenters have the freedom to move around the room to captivate and engage their audiences.

"We are excited to enable iPhone4 users to transform their phones into a powerful, motion-sensing peripheral to create poetry in motion for more effective communications and more immersive entertainment experiences," said Bryan Hoadley, Executive Vice President of worldwide sales and General Manager of Movea, Inc.

Accompanying the iPhone4 app is Movea's powerful MotionTools software, available for Mac or PC. MotionTools gives users a suite of effects and tools that allow them to customize, activate and control desktop applications with the flick of their wrist. MotionTools includes a wide range of tools for web browsers, media players, and presentations:

§ Dynamic display scroll, pan, and zoom
§ Pen drawing, image stamps, and highlighter
§ Cut, paste, and other menu keystroke shortcuts
§ Internet, and other application hotkeys
§ Media player and volume controls
§ Presentation tools

MotionTools and the Air Mouse app enable a presenter to turn their computer's cursor into a highlighter, laser pointer or pen. MotionTools also has built in gesture recognition that allows users to gently swipe their phone in the air to launch applications, skip through songs in a playlist, activate presentation effects, navigate the web, and much, much more. For more information about the Air Mouse app and other Movea products, visit www.movea.com.

About Movea

Movea is a leading provider of motion processing chips, software, firmware, and IP for the Consumer Electronics industry. Movea's unique motion processing capabilities enable customers and partners to quickly add motion intelligence to their products, meaning reduced risk, cost, and Time-to-Market for delivering compelling new motion-based features that create more end-user value. Movea has a global reach with headquarters in Grenoble, France, a U.S. subsidiary in Silicon Valley, California, as well as technology partners, manufacturing partners and distributors around the world. Movea also owns the Gyration brand of consumer electronics products; makers of the original Air Mouse. Further information about Movea can be found at www.movea.com.

Via:  Movea

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