Gyration Air Mouse Elite

  • Gyration Air Mouse Elite
75
Based on 11 scores, 21 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Quick learning curve in the air or on a tabletop; Mac- and PC-compatible software lets you customize macros; USB charging.
  • Ergonomic. No batteries needed.
  • Responsive and accurate (provided the right surface), Reasonably accurate motion tracking, Easy to use configuration software, Stylish look, Low price (~$70) for an air mouse

Cons:

  • Lightweight plastic feels cheaper than older models; small buttons prone to accidental key clicks; USB-housed RF dongle won't double as storage device as with previous Gyration mice; inability to add motion-controlling apps to software.
  • MotionTools software isn't user-friendly. Takes a while to get used to. Not as comfortable as a day-to-day mouse.

Expert reviews and ratings

By cnet on 67

The latest Gyration Air Mouse Elite is a welcome relief from "mouse arm" and works well as a presentation device for intermittent use, but it lacks the flair of other pointing solutions. You'll certainly find satisfaction in the Gyration Air Mouse...

By Mac|Life on 50

The Air Mouse Elite’s gestures work fine for certain tasks like presentations and volume tweaks, but we still keep a traditional mouse on hand. Product AIR MOUSE ELITE Company Gyration Contact gyration.com Price $79.99 Requirements Mac OS...

By Macworld UK on 80

There’s a kind of cartoon superhero quality to the Air Mouse Elite. Not only does it sport a shiny silver and black costume, but it also exhibits hidden talents when the situation requires them. Looking very much the standard office peripheral, a...

By TechRadar on 70

When we reviewed the Gyration Air Mouse GO Plus, our main complaint was that although its base functions worked on a Mac, the drivers needed to configure its programmable buttons were Windows-only. Now Gyration's MotionTools software has been...

By X-bit Labs on -

Controlling personal computer using only motion-sensing controller is a lot of fun, but this may not be suitable for everyday use. Firstly, the Air Mouse Elite does not have the best shape for proper in-air double-clicking. Secondly, it is not easy...

By PC Mag on 80

While this shouldn't be on your want list as your primary mouse, the Air Mouse Elite by Gyration is the perfect navigation tool for your home theater or business presentations. Buy it...

By HardwareGeeks on -

A few weeks ago I was able to get my hands on the Gyration Air Mouse Elite. The Air Mouse Elite isn’t your traditional mouse. You don’t glide it around a hard surface but instead you use it like you would a wii-mote. You hold it in your hand...

By techcrunch.com on -

This is a mouse for a person who frequently uses his or her computer as a means of publicly showing stuff off — whether that’s hooking up your laptop to a projector, streaming movies to your PC, or giving slideshows in a class. It works well...

By itreviews.com on -

It's certainly not cheap, but the Air Mouse Elite is an excellent presentation accessory. It takes a little training to get the best out of it, but once you're familiar with its quirks it comes into its own as an accurate and customisable...

By V3.co.uk on 80

Takes some getting used to, but a good mouse for two distinct groups of users Good points Works well in the air and on the desk; sits nicely in the hand; excellent, friendly software supplied Bad points Hard to left-click and right-click when in the...

By GadgetSpeak on 76

How ever big the area surrounding the keyboard there are always times when it is just not large enough. I often find the 30x20cm area set aside for my mouse to move around in taken by notes, cups or even a...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

Manufacturers have come up with some pretty strange peripherals in their quest to cater to specific needs. One of the more interesting of these is Gyration's Air Mouse range. Similar to the Wii-mote with MotionPlus from Nintendo's popular ...

By CNET UK on 80

The Gyration Air Mouse Elite will undoubtedly make delivering presentations easier, and it will work equally well as a tool for navigating media on your PC. Its price means we wouldn't recommend this device to everyone, but, if you can think of a...

By ComputerPowerUser on -

Overall, if you’re an HTPC owner, professor, road warrior, or presenter of any kind, the Elite may be an ideal fit. Just be prepared to sacrifice a USB port to the included battery charging...

By PC Pro on 67

A great tool for mobile presenters - accurate and comfortable to use - but not best suited to Media Center use...

International Review By Focus on -

Flexibel, aber teuer Mit 100 Euro ist die Gyration Air Mouse Elite kein Schnäppchen. Praktisch ist sie vor allem im Wohnzimmer (wo sie die Fernbedienung ersetzt) oder bei Präsentationen (statt Laserpointer) – und natürlich am...

International Review By ZDNet.be on -

De Gyration Air Mouse Elite is eigenlijk de muisversie van de Nintendo Wii-controller. Het enige verschil is dat de Air Mouse Elite werkt op basis van radiofrequenties, die naar een bijhorende USB-dongle in je computer verstuurd worden.In elk geval...

International Review By 01net on 100

Souris très correcte sur son tapis, l'Air Mouse Elite est d'une grande précision et permet de multiples possibilités de configuration en mode aérien. Sa portée est de surcroît exceptionnelle pour un dispositif de ce...

International Review By ChannelPartner.de on -

Das Wii-Prinzip funktioniert sehr gut, die Maus ist auf dem Tisch und in der Luft präzise. Mit 99,99 Euro ist die Air Mouse Elite jedoch viel teurer als die meisten ihrer Artgenossen. Wer seinen PC-Stuhl während der Arbeit am Rechner ohnehin...

International Review By PC-Welt.de on -

Die Gyration Air Mouse Elite wirkt auf den ersten Blick wie eine normale Computer-Maus. Sie verfügt über ein Mausrad und linke und rechte Maustaste. Erst auf den zweiten Blick sieht man neben vier kreisförmig angeordneten Tasten auf der...