Glide TV Navigator simplifies HTPC use

glide_tv_navigatorIf have the last you want in your living room is a keyboard and mouse but still want the ability to control a home theatre personal computer (HTPC) then you may be interested in a new product called the GlideTV navigator.

Its creators say the palm sized device, which was awarded a prize for innovation at the 2009 CES show, combines the functionality of a keyboard, mouse and AV remote making it easier to control your HTPC.

Features include: a clickable touchpad mapped to your TV screen for precise cursor control, one-thumb scrolling, single and double-click selection; backlit AV buttons to control volume and playback; directional buttons for easy two-axis navigation; dedicated Esc, Enter, Back, and Function keys to control applications; on-screen keyboard (requires download, Windows only); and rechargeable battery.

The GlideTV Navigator includes a remote, charging station, USB wireless receiver and is compatible with Windows PC, Apple Mac, Sony PlayStation 3 or any set-top box that supports standard mouse and keyboard HID devices.

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Media applications which work with the device include Windows Media Center, Apple iTunes, Boxee, Apple Front Row, SageTV, and any web browser.

GlideTV Navigator is available worldwide for U.S. $149. Discuss in our HTPC forum.

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