Origin Of News Release: CES Las Vegas, NV / Australia
Original Release Date: January 9, 2007
Announcement: Cylo 3style mouse
MSRP: Not specified
Availability: Not specified; Working prototype
Australian innovator Laurence Crew is unveiling the first working prototype of the award winning Cylo 3style mouse at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 8-11, 2007.
Crew is part of the 'Technology Australia' 2007 Pavilion sponsored by the Australian Trade Commission and the Australian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association (AEEMA).
What makes this mouse so different? Crew says '3style is an innovative new take on the wireless mouse allowing true 3D control which is a major advantage in the rapidly growing 3D design, imaging, video, audio, gaming and simulation markets.'
Crew says 'Imagine being able to simply spin your mouse to scroll down large documents or to rotate 3D objects across all axes simultaneously without needing to know tricky commands -- this mouse allows the user extra functionality.'
Crew is very optimistic about the potential of the invention 'The world-market for individually sold mice is currently worth US$2 billion a year and up until now is dominated by 2D devices.'
Crew has recently been awarded a US patent for the Cylo 3style mouse.
Crew said 'The Cylo 3style mouse has benefits for the professional creative and home media markets, for users of general applications with ergonomic and productivity benefits and for early adopters or buyers attracted by the appeal of the product.'
When asked about the inspiration for creating this product Crew said 'A couple of years back I was researching virtual online environments and found it very frustrating having to control these 3D environments with a 2D input device. I was completing a Bachelor of Industrial Design at University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and conceived of the 3D capable mouse.' Crew continues 'As the invention progressed through prototype stages it became clear that the mouse has many other useful applications -- I've had interest from fields as diverse as medical imaging and music DJ's.'
To find out more visit http://www.cylo.com.au or visit the CES 2007 Cylo stand at the Hilton booth number 54019.