CES 2007: 3D Motion-sensor remote control

Bracelet-shaped device is for waving about in front of a TV

US-based Hillcrest Labs has developed a new type of TV remote control. The Loop uses motion-sensing technology; you simply wave it in front of the TV to change channels.

The ring-like object uses what Hillcrest Labs is calling "Freespace motion technology", and has just two buttons and a control wheel.

It seems to us to be very similar to Nintendo's Wii remote . The real question, we imagine, is whether or not waving a remote control is easier than pushing a button.

The Loop will be on show at CES , the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, in January. No word on a UK release yet.

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