Air mice are remote controls including motion sensors allowing to wave the remote to emulate a mouse, as well as some buttons like in a standard remote control, and in some cases a keyboard.
Some people do not like this type of user input, but that’s my favorite way (I’m using MINIX NEO A2 Lite) of controlling TV boxes, as it provides a mouse pointer, a QWERTY keyboard, and various keys including volume keys and a D-Pad. The air mouse is also compatible with computers running Windows, Ubuntu, or other operating systems but some operations can not easily be done as the “Windows” key is missing, and shortcuts such as Alt+Tab are not possible.
The guys at Pepper Jobs must have had the same kind of problem, as they’ve designed an air mouse working better with Windows 10 with keys to launch the default web browser, Task Manager, File Explorer, etc…, as well as all common keys like Fn, Ctrl, Alt, Shift, Tab, CapLock, etc… which may be missing – at least partially – on other air mice.
Some of the highlight of the air mouse:
- 2.4Ghz RF up to 10 meter
- 6-axis gyro air mouse
- Shortcut buttons and hotkeys optimized for Win10
- Full QWERTY keyboard
- Double-sided backlit LED keyboard
- IR learning function for up to 34 keys
- Power Supply – 2x AAA batteries (not included)
Pepper Jobs W10 GYRO remote control ships with a mini USB receiver (stored in the battery bay), a user’s manual, and is sold on Amazon for $25., as well as on GearBest for about the same price. You may find further details on the manufacturer’s product page.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.