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Question: How many of you here have used the Gyration mouse with your HTPC setups?



I am asking because I've been using this mouse for quite a long time (more than 5 years), but yesterday it broke. I need a mouse on my HTPC to use web browse, operate applications and other Windows/Gnome type things. I am looking to buy a new mouse and would like to hear from people if there is anything better than a Gyration mouse on a HTPC setup.


The things I like about the Gyration mouse are:


Has good distance/range and doesn't need line of sight.

Doesn't need a surface, it can be used in the air.

The air waving and gyro technology is surprising good.


The things I don't like about the Gyration mouse are:


Mouse is pretty expensive.

Rechargable battery tends to lose charge quickly after a few years.

Charging stand is finicky with mouse seating.


What are your people's experience with this mouse, and have you guys found anything better than it? The vendor owns exclusive patents its gryro technology and the price never seems to go down
 

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I have two I use, and when I bought them years ago I also bought the AAA adaptors so that when the batteries went bad I'd have an alternative.


I don't know of anything better, but I haven't had to try anything else for years. I've also used a MSFT bluetooth mouse and it worked fine, but the mouse was much larger than the Gyration, which isn't good for a couch.
 

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I've also used a MSFT bluetooth mouse and it worked fine, but the mouse was much larger than the Gyration, which isn't good for a couch.
Exactly, I use my HTPC mouse while sitting on the couch or in an easy chair. I tend to read a lot of webpages, copy and paste text or files, and launch or manage applications as regular HTPC usage. All things for which a mouse makes easier in a Windows or Gnome environment.


I'd think more people would be using this mouse, as its technology is exclusive to the manufacturer due to patents. But I don't see many people reviewing these mice on the usual sites like amazon or newegg.


My main beef with the mouse is it's high price and the fact that they can break or stop working after a short time, requiring me to buy it again and again with a high price each time (the price never comes down).


I'd love to find a good alternative.
 

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Great bit of kit for HTPC use , especially on large screens. Its pretty much perfect in this role.


Don't use it for gaming though at least not against real meat. I went through HL2 with it and it was okay but HL2 is easy as far as FPS go. The keyboard can be quite laggy too.


Apart from that its great and I've used one for years (first one , early model broke ...the buttons) second one has been going great for years.
 

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i have one, works great.

just don't drop it. mine fell off the arm of the couch and the "air mouse" stopped working. didn't think it would break that easy from that short of a fall...
 

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I've been using the Gyration GYR3101US remote (not the one w/worthless lcd) for years and love it. It has the gyroscopic mouse, rf media remote plus programmable ir remote all in a dead simple packge. You can still get new OEM version on ebay for around $40 sometimes.
 

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Originally Posted by Starsky /forum/post/19590078


I've been using the Gyration GYR3101US remote (not the one w/worthless lcd) for years and love it. It has the gyroscopic mouse, rf media remote plus programmable ir remote all in a dead simple packge. You can still get new OEM version on ebay for around $40 sometimes.

Same here, except I have the one with the worthless lcd. I got it cheap a few years back, still going strong. Family loves it..........
 
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