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IOGEAR Wireless Multi-Touch Pad Shows up at CES

IOGEAR is a company known for making quite a bit of connectivity peripherals such as its Bluetooth dongles. Their next product, revealed at CES 2012, is going to be a 2.4GHz Wireless Multi-Touch Pad (GTP520R) that will allow users to take advantage of navigation and gesture control in a similar way to how the Apple Track Pad works for Mac users. There is a definite different with the IOGEAR Touch Pad as it has hot-keys for numerous functions including controlling volume up and down, skip track, home and more.

The IOGEAR pad will allow browsing, scrolling, image viewing and navigating web and computer programs and here are some of the gesture commands below:

• Multi-select: double-tap your finger and select multiple icons, or a section for Drag & Drop

• 1-Finger Gestures: mouse click, right/left mouse click, mouse select, vertical scroll, back/forward command flick,

• 2-Finger Gestures: pan screen side to side and up and down, object zoom in/out,
rotate object

The Wireless Multi-Touch Pad (GTP520R) is now available with an MSRP of $79.95.

[spoiler]Las Vegas, NV – International CES 2011 – January 10-13 – Central Hall #7917 – IOGEAR, a leader in convergence through connectivity products, introduces an unique computer peripheral product ideal for boardrooms, classrooms, offices or anywhere input control is needed. The 2.4GHz Wireless Multi-Touch Pad (GTP520R) provides an efficient navigation experience with the added benefit of hotkeys and intelligent multi-finger functions. When used with a wireless keyboard, the Wireless Multi-Touch Pad creates an easy browsing and control experience that maximizes productivity and finger strokes, without the hassle of being tethered to a computer.

With superior navigation and comfort as the inspiration, the 2.4GHz Wireless Multi-Touch Pad provides the same capabilities as a conventional mouse, including right and
left click actions and instant cursor feedback. It’s just like sliding a mouse around a desktop to control a cursor, except it’s sliding a finger around a touch-pad.

Multi-touch commands allow the use of multi-finger gestures for even more efficient and intuitive control and navigation, much like one would get with a smartphone or tablet. Browsing, scrolling, image viewing and navigating web and computer programs becomes quicker and more natural when finger motions like the one listed below are used:

• Multi-select: double-tap your finger and select multiple icons, or a section for Drag & Drop

• 1-Finger Gestures: mouse click, right/left mouse click, mouse select, vertical scroll, back/forward command flick,

• 2-Finger Gestures: pan screen side to side and up and down, object zoom in/out,
rotate object

For added convenience, IOGEAR placed six hot keys at the top of the touchpad to control A/V media functions including: volume up and down, skip track, home and more. Wireless control of media from the convenience of the couch, from up to 33 feet away gives the Wireless Multi-Touch Pad appeal beyond just a typical PC productivity device, with potential users for home theater PCs and other media friendly devices.

Engineered for ergonomics and mobility, the Wireless Multi-Touch Pad allows users to freely interact with their PC from anywhere within 33 feet, leveraging the 2.4GHz wireless frequency. With nearly five inches of touchscreen space, it also offers ample room for pointing, scrolling, dragging and more. The included USB Nano Adapter is super compact and ensures delays, dropouts and other kinds of interference don’t get in the way of performance. And since the adapter stores easily in the battery compartment, there’s never a worry about misplacing.

“Multi-touch control is changing the way we interface with devices,” said Bill Nguyen, senior marketing manager at IOGEAR. “From tablets and smartphones to laptops and computer peripherals, people have trained their hands to use touchscreens comfortably and productively and our Wireless Multi-Touch Pad takes this control to the next level.”

Multi-touch gives users the ability to navigate more comfortably and efficiently, depending how a user interacts with it. Beyond the standard one-finger touch and click or even the two-finger expand or shrink view features, the GTP520R offers advanced input controls with nearly five square inches of touchscreen space.

The 2.4 GHz Wireless Multi-Touch Pad (GTP520R) is now available with an MSRP of $79.95.

For more information on IOGEAR and its connectivity solutions, please visit: www.iogear.com. Follow IOGEAR on Twitter, the company blog, and become a fan on Facebook for additional industry, company and product details.[/spoiler]

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Solomon Massele
Solomon is our Senior Managing Editor here at TekGoblin and he is also a columnist for Best Buy Mobile Magazine. He has been a technology enthusiast for years and currently contributes to companies such as TekGoblin, Best Buy Mobile Magazine, and others in the past such as SPJ Reviews. You can keep up with his updates on Twitter at @iceman7679 and his visual tech related reviews on YouTube at www.youtube.com/iceman7679. He loves everything tech, and talking about it!
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