Loop Pointer In-Air Mouse for PCs & Macs connected to TVs & Projectors
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- Browse and control Netflix, YouTube, Pandora and more on your computer connected to your home TV.
- Use applications like iTunes, Windows Media Center and Internet browsers from across the room.
- The wireless in-air mouse for your TV - Ideal for PCs and Macs connected to TVs and projectors.
- For Presentations - Great tool for presenters in business and education.
- Simple - Uses standard USB ports, no new software necessary, but perfect for the Kylo TV browser.
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Top Customer Reviews
This is NOT another "wireless mouse."
First, the big stuff.
As a free-space pointer with no line-of-sight requirements, the Loop performs remarkably. I was absolutely astonished at the subtlety with which it tracked my wrist and hand movements. Whereas before I would have to use some sort of wireless mouse on a hard pad on my lap, now I can leave the Loop comfortably by my side as I sit on the couch and make little movements to control the PC.
Hillcrest also got the little things right, too...
Firstly, it comes in a package that doesn't require a chainsaw to open. I can't begin to express how tired I am of packages that require a serrated knife from my kitchen to open!
I installed the Loop on 3 PC's in my house and each went perfectly. Just plug in the usb dongle and it gets recognized as a mouse instantly. No drivers needed is a big deal for me, personally.
Finally, there's an off button on the controller. This may seem trivial, but it really helps the battery life and performance. The fact that I can click it off when I want means I don't have to wait for some arbitrary time-out before it powers down. Also, the fact that I can easily turn it off and on means that my kids - or cat - won't be accidentally changing channels or re-formatting my hard drive when I get up to go to the bathroom!
Will this product unalterably change my life?
No, but it sure as heck will change my life on the couch - and that's a pretty good start. It's worth every cent and I happily recommend it.
As for performance, this is much better than the Wii, and more intuitive. This simply works. Setup is a breeze as you just plug the dongle in and you're pretty much all set. I first experienced the Hillcrest Technology on the Kodak Home Theater box and so I did not fret much over this decision; the Kodak box is well built and the controller is seamlessly built into the overall interface....very nice. Here, you get the same technology just more generic.
I'm using this now with my AppleTV/ATVFlash implementation. ATVFlash is an application that supports the Loop. This enables me to navigate the AppleTV menu a lot easier, because it's got a scroll button and I can just motion around. It's a beta load, and it's got some more work to go -- I'd give it a 7 on a 1-to-10 scale so far, but it's a beta and they'll be tweaking it so I have all the confidence it's going to get better. I can also use this to browse and enter keystrokes via the on-screen keyboard that Apple has. So this was worth the Loop+ATVFlash costs because I'm betting other developers will support this as well.Read more ›
Admittedly, it's hard to explain why - this is a product that benefits from direct experience.
That said, there are no disappointments. First, it looks and feels like nothing else. The look is cool, and yet it's relatively inconspicuous to leave it on your ottoman or side table without screaming "I'm a geek".
Next, it feels great. Lots of people watch TV with a remote in hand at all times - and the Loop just feels great in the hand. You won't want to put it down.
But the best thing is simply the way it works - it's completely intuitive. If you have a point-and-click system, this thing is simply the best way to get the most out of it. Overt, deliberate, exaggerated movements are gone. You can literally point anywhere on the screen with a subtle wrist motion, or you can use your whole arm. It works equally well both ways - It just knows what to do.
Finally, the real killer is responsiveness - there is little if any latency. You just don't fully realize how s-l-o-w other remote inputs are until you've used this for a week - and then try to go back.
After using the Loop, it's easy to believe that this is simply going to be the way all TVs work in the future. Should be standard equipment with any HTPC. Strongly recommend.
As for "TechGeekFan" who gives the Loop only one star (even though he has never used it) because he says it hasn't shipped yet - well, I am holding my Loop in my hand now, and I don't work for the company, and I will now use it to click on the box to say that your review is unhelpful.
I highly recommend the Loop to anyone who needs to operate a computer at a distance for any reason. And yes, it would make a wonderful Father's Day gift. I got mine early!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wish I could still get this one. I haven't found a better controller for a multimedia PC anywhere. The replacement item from the same company is more of a presentation mouse, and... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Micklex Viped
I love this thing. I have a computer connected to my TV and this works extremely well for my setup. It very intuitive and has very good sensitivity and precision. Read morePublished on July 7, 2014 by Marco Cutrim
i kept dropping i wish i could find another one best pointer mouse ever made...have bad shoulders and this helped alliviate pain..Published on June 19, 2014 by Charmaine Semler
I purchased this for the original $99 full price, glad that I was dealing directly from the manufacturer, Hillcrest Labs and wanting to give them full props for this innovative... Read morePublished on October 4, 2011 by S. Hoge
This unit is great, just plug the receiver into your computer & you can move the mouse from across the room. Read morePublished on September 2, 2011 by Riggster
This replaced a number of other pointers I had tried, including inertial devices, wireless mice, wireless trackballs, etc. It is by far the best of the bunch. Read morePublished on May 26, 2011 by Alexander Halavais
I recently went on a pointing devices buying spree to fix a problem I was having - I wanted to be able to use a mouse with relative precision when sitting on a beanbag in front of... Read morePublished on April 30, 2011 by Violet
After seeing the video of this online my daughter and I looked at eachother and said "That is Awesome". Read morePublished on February 13, 2011 by Rick