LAS VEGAS, CES 2013 – Earlier today we posted a snippet about the Mauz dongle, and how it can turn your iPhone into a remote that can control your desktop through gestures, through either waving your iPhone around, or waving your hand over it. Now the Israeli-designed device has hit Kickstarter, with a funding goal of $150,000.
The 30-pin dongle leverages the accelerometer in the iPhone to recognize gestures, as well as more obscure technology to recognize hand gestures waved over the iPhone’s camera. We’ll be get a feel for how well (or not) the device works later this week when we pop over to the outfit’s suite for a demo.
Looks like the dongle will sell for $69 if the device is funded; or you can bag one for a $45 Kickstarter pledge.
When he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.