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Fingerworks iGesture Pad


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  • Largest Touchpad Available
  • Mouse-like operations like point, click, drag, scroll, and zoom
  • Gestures give user text editing power and control of graphical objects
  • Portability with no-hassle USB Plug and Play
  • Compatible with Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP or ME; Mac OS 9 or OS X; Linux

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00013MVT4
  • Item model number: IGESTURENUMPAD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 26, 2003

Product Description

FingerWorks iGesture Pad replaces computer mouse for input commands. Improves productivity and reduces hand, wrist and finger injuries caused by using a computer mouse. Plug & Play- downloards automatically.

Customer Reviews

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I highly recommend trying it out.
E. Brodeur
There are also keyboard substitutes, like cursor movements (the arrow keys), cut, paste, copy, undo/redo.
D. Steffy
It still works with Windows and the gestures it uses make more sense than any other trackpad.
B. Garbe

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

51 of 51 people found the following review helpful By D. Steffy on March 1, 2004
I have owned my iGesture pad for about a year now, and would like to share my observations with the Amazon community. Especially since the product page doesn't tell you anything about it!
This product is a mouse alternative. It's basically a flat, smooth surface; there are no moving parts. An embedded processor responds to the contact and motion of your finger(s) (which are referred to as "gestures") and translates that to common mouse commands or keyboard macros. It connects via USB; I've used mine on Windows (2KPro and XP).
I bought this for two reasons, one practical, one not.
Ergonomics: The traditional mouse was starting to cause me trouble in the hands -- I'd get pain after increasignly-shorter use periods. And, that pencil-eraser-like nubbin on my laptop keyboard is awful for my hand. The iGesture is a vast improvement -- no fatigue or pain after long periods of use. The required touch is extremely light, so there's no pressure on the muscles.
Cool factor: Ever see that movie "Minority Report" where they move stuff around this glass panel using their hands? It's kinda like that, and it really works! Granted, the pad is smaller, and your monitor doesn't change :) but the idea of the gestures works.
In its basic mode, there are certain groups of gestures that map to things like mouse movements, left- and right-click, double-click, and scroll. There are also keyboard substitutes, like cursor movements (the arrow keys), cut, paste, copy, undo/redo. There are also gestures for other common "super-mouse" functions like browser fwd/back, and zoom. You can even switch among apps (a la Windows ALT-TAB).
(There are also other modes, such as EMACs, Photoshop, and GAME modes, but I've never tried them.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Henry on August 2, 2004
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By around 11 AM every day, my wrist would be killing me from using the mouse. I'd switch hands and then both wrists would be hurting. Using a trackball helped a little, but not very much. I got an iGesture touchpad and it helped immediately. Even though I'm right handed, I put it to the left of my keyboard, so I don't have to move my hand far to use it. I tend to use my pinky and ring finger to move the mouse pointer, which lets me keep my hand in a more natural, close to vertical, position.

The gestures take some practice. There's only about 5 that I use regularly so far (minimize, close, right click, drag, paste, and scroll), but they are quite handy. It's a little tricky until you get the hang of it. For the first week I'd frequently grab my mouse (I keep both plugged in) when I needed to do something fast and was frustrated with using the touchpad. Now I use the touchpad almost exclusively.

I still get a little pain some days near the end of the day, it might be that it'll take a while to undo the damage to my wrists. If only I'd gotten this touchpad earlier.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. Brodeur on August 14, 2004
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I've been looking for a trackpad to replace my optical mouse. Wrist fatigue was setting in. I love the trackpad on my Apple PowerBook but couldn't find anything comparable for the PC except for very small pads. I tried using a pen-based pad but that was quickly wrapped up and taken back to the store.

I stumbled upon iGesture and figured I'd give it a try. I've had connected for a few hours and it works wonderfully. I had the basic mouse navigation gestures down in 5 minutes. It's a piece of cake to learn and the drivers installed flawlessly under Windows XP.

I have more to learn, however the iGesture unit has been working great so far. I highly recommend trying it out.

I bought the product from Amazon and opted for the 2-day shipping. I got it in two days - thanks!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Bailey on October 20, 2004
i took a serious chance ordering this.

and man did it pay off.

after about two hours of going back and forth

from screen to cheat sheet

i had 90% of the gestures memorized.

it was surprisingly easy to get the hang of.

fingerworks went to great pains to make it as intuitive as possible. so much in fact that now, when i'm away from home and using a dated pointing device [mouse] i catch myself trying to use it like my igesture.

i did expect it to be a bit larger, but I love it just the same.

a very large hats to the people at fingerworks, even inspite of thier terrible website.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. B. on June 26, 2005
I've been using the iGesture for over a year and would never go back to a mouse. It's lightyears beyond the crummy touchpads that come on many laptops. It's beautifully responsive, accurate, and has a very simple learning curve (it may take a while to remember all the short-cut gestures, but you'll pick up the basic moving and "clicking" almost immediately.

Althought it comes with software, it was basically plug and play for me. The iGesture is also very slim and compact so it would work well with a laptop or for anyone who travels.

I originally bought the iGesture because of problems with RSI in both hands (I also bought an ergonomic keyboard). The combination of the two has made loads of difference. I hardly ever have trouble now unless I work for hours on end without taking a few breaks.
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