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.


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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