Hillcrest Labs, the same people who delivered the Loop some time ago, is back with a spanking new innovation – the Scoop Pointer as it is called, which essentially is a mouse that you can use simply by waving it in the air, where it boasts six-axis controls and nine programmable buttons to get you going. Needless to say, being one of the newer products from Hillcrest Labs, this will come with updated software as well as hardware.
Running on the latest Freespace MotionEngine that delivers a fully featured motion software stack which will simplify integration of inertial and magnetic sensors for a wide range of use, the Scoop Pointer will be able to interface sans wires with any PC, Mac or USB HID-compatible device via a USB dongle when it arrives at the market via OEMs this coming Q4.
Needless to say, it will naturally phase out the Loop pointer, and being smaller and lighter, it should be a whole lot easier to carry around now. No idea on pricing, but we believe it should not cost far more than its predecessor – which wasn’t entirely a commercial success. [Press Release]