Hillcrest Labs' Loop Pointer Remote (2009)
Though it may look like a spacecraft out of "2001: A Space Odyssey," Hillcrest Labs calls the Loop
an "in-air mouse" for your TV. An internal gyro tracks your hand movements, letting you point and click your way around the dial.
A demo darling for years, the $99 Loop was finally made available to consumers
last month. One thing's for sure: You won't confuse it with the seven other remotes cluttering your coffee table.