The Hillcrest Loop Pointer Review: a Mouse for Your TV
Gear Diary - It never failed that when someone would visit while I was testing the Hillcrest Loop pointer, they would invariably pick it up and wear it like it was an over-sized bangle — because at first glance, that is exactly what it resembles. But the Loop is much more than just a piece of giant plastic jewelry.
The Loop pointer actually got its start as an “iconic concept product to showcase Hillcrest Lab’s Freespace technology and HoME system solutions.” People who saw it liked it, and they wanted one; so Hillcrest, whose primary focus remains “licensing interactive media systems software
for TV” decided to make it available for purchase.
I got to see the Loop pointer in action at CES, where Hillcrest Labs had a PC hooked up to a TV; they were using the Loop pointer to control the laptop, which in turn controlled the image shown on the TV screen. The idea was pretty intriguing, but I wanted to give it a try on my TV; fortunately Hillcrest Labs was willing to send me a loaner.
posted March 26, 2010