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post #1 of 10 Old 12-27-2008, 10:44 PM - Thread Starter
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Honestly, I think HTPC mouse control technology peaked with this:
http://www.iogear.com/product/GME321R/
Why can't I find anything that's currently on the market with a thumb trackball and forefinger left-click?
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I am pleasantly surprised by the gyration remote that acts like a mouse....it is extremely accurate and doubles as a remote. Check out the Dell remote thread...it may interest you.
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here's what i use for my htpc, and i really like it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823166079
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I like the mouse pad built into the Dinovo edge. I also used to have an IR keyboard with a mini trackball built in, like the above poster posted. That worked well also. I had one of those gyration air mice. I wound up selling it. I couldn't stand it, but that's just my opinion.

Honestly though, I never have a need for a mouse anyway, but I don't surf the web on my htpc.
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I know there are a lot of various options out there but I'm specifically looking for:

1. small and comfortable to hold (ie: not from the top like a mouse)
2. does not rely on wrist movement for control
3. does not rely on any sort of surface
4. has accurate control (so those bumper/joystick controls are out)
5. being able to click and drag without using two hands

I'm often half asleep on my couch and "channel surfing" sites like hulu.com, and I do it effortlessly with that old phaser mouse. I'd like to find something with another solid foot or two of range (I am right on edge with the phaser mouse) but I am not finding anything that is nearly as ergonomic and intuitive as this old thing.
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post #6 of 10 Old 12-28-2008, 08:20 AM
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I have used a few different items but for the past year I have been very happy withe the diNovo Mini



It shifts duty as either keyboard/mouse or as HTPC remote.

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I use dinovo mini also and it's pretty good.
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I still say harmony needs to make a remote with a mini-trackball in the center where the OK or enter button usually is. Oh how I can wish.
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I still say harmony needs to make a remote with a mini-trackball in the center where the OK or enter button usually is. Oh how I can wish.

i agree or take the mini trackpad/direction pad from the divono mini, and put it on a remote (that although with all the other tech, IR, BT, Wifi)
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Does anyone have any experience with these?
http://www.powerremote.com/Prod_PP4in1Presenter.htm
http://www.hiroinc.com/product_detai...id=0&item_id=7
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