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GlideTV Navigator Wireless Media Remote w/ Touchpad - The Box and What's Inside

As the Home Theatre grows in scope the time is ripe for new gadgets in the living room. Today we look at GlideTV - A great compliment to the HTPC.

| Players & Accessories in HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 8, 2010 7:07 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%      Manufacturer: GlideTV

Package and Contents

 

The box the GlideTV Navigator came in was a clean black box with the GlideTV logo on top. The overall impact is one of elegance and performance. It also adds a little bit of mystery into the mix.

 

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With the lid off we get our first glimpse at the Navigator. It is a small device with an obvious touchpad in the center. This is safely placed in a foam cut-out to make sure that the Navigator stays in place.

 

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After pulling out the foam insert, we find a few things under the hood so to speak. GlideTV has cut this out to not only have more room, but also to ensure that the parts in the bottom of the box stay in place during shipping.

 

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One of the items in the bottom is the charging cradle including the USB cable and Powerpack. But there is more than that; there is a small USB dongle. This is the RF receiver that allows you to use the Navigator without the need to worry about line of sight.

 

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The more ancillary items that came in the box were the drivers, a quick start guide and a note saying that you should pretty much ignore the drivers CD-ROM and head to the GlideTV website and grab the latest version of the software. We will show you why you should follow this recommendation a little later.

 

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