Sorry but Adesso is as good as it gets as far as mouse control on a remote goes. It goes faster when you hold it down. Even so, I agree it's a pain. I had a Gyration for a while, but it drove me nuts. Some people love them, but it was always awkward to me.
For good mouse control, I recommend not using a remote at all, but a smartphone app like Hippo Remote or real wireless keyboard/mouse like the Logitech K400. The Mobile Mouse app also has a mode that works exactly like a Gyration, but better. If you like that kind of control, you should really check it out.