Hillcrest Labs Pairs Kylo “TV Browser” with Motion-Sensing Loop Pointer
Gizmodo - Remember the Loop? It was an accelerometer-equipped remote for media centers that arrived last June. It worked pretty well. Now the company behind it, Hillcrest Labs, is going to try its hand at a web browser called Kylo—for television!
The main reason for Kylo’s existence is to work with—and presumably sell—its $100 motion-sensing Loop remote control, although any mouse will sync up with the browser just fine. (Hillcrest’s Loop connects to the computer as a mouse, and like Kylo, works on Windows and OS X.)
Hillcrest Labs Pairs Kylo “TV Browser” with Motion-Sensing Loop PointerThe browser, available for free, isn’t meant to replace your trusty ol’ PC browser, or decimate Internet Explorer’s install base numbers. Instead, as is the trend these days, it’s meant to establish a presence (or beachhead, in Kylo’s case) in the home server and Internet TV space. Not internet-connected TVs, but TVs with actual computers connected to them.
posted March 26, 2010