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Interesting gimmick, but difficult to use
on September 10, 2005
When I bought this, I made a deal with myself: I know that since it went off the market, it can't be an incredible product, so if I buy it, I shouldn't blame myself if I spent $20 on something I may never use again. Making this deal was worth it.
The glove is an interesting device. It fits your hand very well and everything is pretty well thought-out (finger movements, certain clicking combinations, etc.) The problem is in the execution. You need to keep your hand within a certain distance from the receiver, or the signal gets messy and the mouse pointer on the screen starts going nuts. Think of it as a mouse pad in the air. You move off the mouse pad, and the signal becomes erratic. Problem is, with the real mousepad, you can see its boundaries. With this "invisible pad", you can't, and find yourself straying off to the sides or top or bottom quite a lot. I suppose with a lot more practice, I could become as proficient at it as I am with the mouse, but since I've had many years of practice with the mouse... I'll stick to that, and use the glove if I feel wacky.
Conclusion: Its original going price of over $100 was ridiculous. For $20, it's a fun little toy that you may be able to make use of. Or maybe not. Just don't expect to be able to do magic with it right out of the box.