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Sandio Technology Takes 3D Mouse Technology To Highest Level Ever

August 7, 2006

Origin Of News Release: Boston, MA
Original Release Date: August 2, 2006

Sandio Technology Corporation, a 3D input company, will present a new, advanced, innovative, and highly affordable 3D input technology called 3DEasy at the SIGGRAPH 2006 Conference and Exhibition July 30 through August 3 in Boston.

3DEasy includes 3DEasy 6DOF 3D mouse and 3DEasy Software Developer Kit (SDK). The 3DEasy mouse will help PC users be more productive and enjoy more versatility in 3D applications. 3DEasy SDK will also help 3D application developers improve 3D application usability.

Under Microsoft and Google's leadership, 3D applications are no longer just for engineers and artists. Google called its SkechUp software "3D for everyone." Many 3D applications are very affordable and some even free. However, there are no 3D input devices designed for the everyday users that are both affordable and easy to use. PC users must use their 2D mouse together with a keyboard or an on-screen navigation bar to move in the 3D environment. They must either memorize different key combinations or waste their visual bandwidth, staring at the navigation tab. 3D input is the weakest link in the 3D value chain. Sandio's 3DEasy mouse is designed to help PC users "fly through" 3D environments, as in Google Earth, using a mouse that PC users have been accustomed to.

The Sandio 3DEasy mouse series evolved from the traditional 2D mouse. PC users can use the mouse to move along and rotate about x, y and z axes. In terms of functionality, the 3DEasy is the combination of a leading 2D mouse, such as Logitech G5, and the leading 3D input device, such as 3DConnexion Spaceball.

3DEasy is patent protected, compatible with both 2D and 3D PC applications, intuitive (the objects or camera view moves toward the same direction as users' finger gestures) and affordable for common PC users.

Carring an MSRP of $79.99, Sandio 3DEasy mouse will be available for customers in the holiday season 2006. Please visit http://www.sandiotech.com for further information.

3DEasy SDK combined with 3DEasy mouse allows application developers to create new images with "6 degrees of freedom (6DOF)" - which were previously impossible to implement and execute using conventional 2D mice.

Sandio's 3D input technology is also applicable to the needs of a variety of industries and professions, including PC and console gaming, GPS, medical applications, robotics, aerospace, multimedia, virtual reality, process control, education and training, as well as the military.

Sandio Technology is offering onsite demonstrations of the 3DEasy mouse and other related 3D input devices at Booth #117 in SIGGRAPH 2006.

About Sandio Technology Corporation

Sandio Technology Corp. is the owner of Taizo Style 3D Input Technology. Its current mission is to invent, design, develop and market 3D mice for PC gamer and PC users to enjoy more and to help make professional users more productive. The Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.


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