Glide has launched its first product, the GlideTV Navigator which is supposed to be an alternative to that wireless mouse and keyboard that you happen to be carrying around with you at all times in order to control your connected devices in your living room. The Navigator is basically a trackpad remote which can be used to control HTPCs, AppleTVs, WMC, Bosee, PS3 or Macs. And yes, it’s basically a wireless mouse that comes equipped with some extra features:
- Clickable touchpad mapped to your TV screen — precise cursor control, one-thumb scrolling, single and double-click selection.
- Backlit AV buttons to control volume and playback.
- Directional buttons for easy two-axis navigation.
- Dedicated Esc, Enter, Back, and Function keys to control applications.
- On-screen keyboard — requires download, Windows only.
- Integrated search menu with links to Google, Amazon Video on Demand, Hulu, Netflix, YouTube and more — requires download, Windows only.
- Rechargeable battery.
The GlideTV Navigator will be available for $149 in Europe and the USA. Any takers?