designed for remote control of PCs running the Microsoft(R) Windows XP
Media Center Edition, the Gyration Media Center Remote lets users
navigate the XP MCE interface with ease whether they are sitting,
standing or reclining on the couch. The Gyration Media Center Remote
is the only true convergence remote that offers motion-sensing cursor
control along with standard remote control functionality. Gyration’s
Media Center Remote is now available through www.gyration.com for the
suggested retail price of $149.95. A product suite featuring the Media
Center Remote and a compact wireless keyboard is available for a
suggested retail price of $179.95.

“Given recent announcements and product introductions,
entertainment enthusiasts will be buying and receiving record numbers
of Media Center PCs this holiday season,” said Thomas Quinn, CEO and
co-founder of Gyration. “Gyration’s Media Center Remote is the
ultimate accessory for these new systems. This one easy-to-use,
elegant device gives users full control of their Media Center TV,
movie, music or Internet experience in complete, un-tethered comfort.”

Although Media Center PCs come equipped with an infrared remote
control and a separate mouse for users to change TV channels and
browse the Web, Gyration’s Media Center Remote integrates both
functionalities into one remote and is the first and only remote with
precise cursor control from simple in-air hand movements. Despite its
dual-functionality, Gyration’s Media Center Remote eliminates over 65%
of the buttons found on the traditional infrared remote bundled with
Media Center PCs, and its unmatched 100-foot radio frequency (RF)
signal eliminates the need for line-of-sight input. Therefore, users
can stow their Media Centers anywhere they would like.

Gyration’s Media Center Remote is also customized to take
advantage of Media Center PC’s advanced point-and-click user
interface, which enables complete feature control while maintaining
eye contact with the visual medium. There is no need for the user to
look back and forth between the display and the remote to locate the
correct buttons and make selections, a problem for traditional
remotes. This, along with the Gyration Media Center Remote’s backlit
buttons, greatly facilitates use while watching a movie or listening
to music in a darkened room.

Bundled with Gyration’s Media Center Remote is a suite of software
(GyroTools Media Center Edition) to enhance remote control through
simple mouse clicks, swipes of the hand, or hot spots on the screen.
For example, if you are having difficulty reading a web page, just
click and the screen zooms. Or, to adjust the volume, simply motion
your hand upward to raise the volume, motion down to lower it.
GyroTools/MCE has over 80 such tools to enhance user control and the
entertainment experience.