Swiftpoint

Gesture Based Computer Mouse

Mighty Mouse

The Swiftpoint GT is a gesture mouse. That means it lets you gesture like you’re using a touchscreen. Sounds like magic, right?

It kind of is. The unique, ergonomic design is a first: It lets you flick, swipe, and pan as you would on a touchscreen without your hands ever leaving the mouse.

The built-in stylus gives great
control, and you don’t even need a table to use it. Swiftpoint works wirelessly right on your laptop next to the touchpad. It’s easy to use on a plane, train, or just on your couch.

Swiftpoint features a pen-like grip rather than the claw-like position of a traditional mouse—better for avoiding carpel tunnel and other repetitive strain injuries. And beyond the advanced design, this gesture mouse charges really, really fast. It’s no wonder Swiftpoint won a 2015 Best of Innovation award at the Consumer Electronics Show.

With better control and an ergonomic, ultra-portable design, Swiftpoint will win you over in a few swipes.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Stephen
    Stephen

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce the Swiftpoint GT to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/21/2015 11:39 AM

    This won a CES award for its design and tech, can you talk a little about that?

  • Grant
    Grant
    9/21/2015 3:03 PM

    There was over two years of development. The pen-like shape was more of an 'evolutionary' processes than a design process. We would build 7 or 8 variations to put through users tests, and based on feedback carry the best features over and refine/build another 7 prototypes – then repeat this over and over. We hated when wireless mice batteries ran out, so we developed a RapidCharge technology so that people would never be caught short without their mouse. For the gesture technology, we started from scratch on a brand new optical and lens design that would allow natural panning and flicking actions. It was hard work, but when we get feedback from our users that it literally changed their lives, it made it all absolutely all worth it :)

  • Jim
    Jim
    9/21/2015 3:26 PM

    @Mike It doesn't charge for hours in just a few seconds ... you should listen to your own video more carefully -- it says 30 minutes.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/21/2015 3:48 PM

    Thanks for the fact check, Jim! Still pretty impressive if it takes 1 minute to multiple hours of use.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/21/2015 11:39 AM

    Why is this something people with touchscreens should look into?

  • Grant
    Grant
    9/21/2015 3:12 PM

    Hi Mike, Touch screens are great when you want to sit back on your couch and read or perhaps send a short email reply, but when you need to do some real work, using a 'fat finger' to select text and click on targets is really slow and can be unergonomic for longer periods of use.

    For ‘content creation’ you really need the accuracy of a mouse. With the Swiftpoint GT we made a portable and ergonomic mouse, that is a high precession tool, as well as building in all the panning and flicking features of a touch screen – the best of both worlds :)

  • Robert
    Robert
    9/21/2015 12:10 PM

    Is this mouse Mac compatible?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/21/2015 12:45 PM

    Hi Robert, yes with Mac OS 10.4 or higher!

  • michael
    michael
    9/21/2015 12:23 PM

    Love the idea and would try it, but not in a world of $20 mice. $149 is more than a tad high and I'm sure it will be for most people. Great idea, not so great pricing.

  • Joe
    Joe
    9/21/2015 12:45 PM

    @michael There are also $20 office chairs. Would you like to sit in one all day? No thanks. Also, if it's intended to address RSI, $149 is a lot cheaper than surgery.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/21/2015 1:01 PM

    Hi Michael, we totally understand this will be out of the range of some, but the price is a reflection of the features. With its ergonomic design it helps in preventing carpal tunnel and other repetitive strain injuries, the control it gives you in terms of use on a touchscreen is unique, and it charges in 30 seconds. It's the first of its kind, which is why you see a higher price point.

  • James
    James
    9/21/2015 4:01 PM

    @Mike @Grant

    Well done! Just lovely! Absolutely LOVE this!!!! Absolutely what I need because I have the "fat finger" issue (I don't care what Microsoft Surface says... no tablet can replace a laptop without a compact disc reader and a mouse. You conquered one of the two).

    Already had Carpal, though, so do be sure and let us know when the price is low enough that I don't have to sell off me first born for one.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/21/2015 4:10 PM

    Will do, James, thanks so much for the feedback! Now, I'm not advocating for you to sell off your first born, but some food for thought... can they enhance your touchscreen experience? ;)

  • Arlene
    Arlene
    9/21/2015 12:25 PM

    Hi. Is the GT compatible with Mac and left handed?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/21/2015 1:02 PM

    Hi Arlene, it is compatible with Mac, but a left-handed version remains in the works. Stay tuned!

  • Sue
    Sue
    9/21/2015 1:37 PM

    @Mike in this day and age, there are almost as many left handed people as right and that you bother to produce something that cannot be used by people that are left-handed in my opinion is pretty stupid. Why would a left handed person purchase something that is months old by the time that you make it available for lefties. That would be like purchasing an I-phone 5 after the I-phone 6 has been out for a while. Guess the only way it might may sense is if you deeply discount it.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/21/2015 1:47 PM

    Hi Sue, we understand it is frustrating to not have full functionality right away, but that is the nature of products just being launched. They are still in the developmental stage. 90% of the population is right-handed which is why, in the first release, Swiftpoint is only made that way. As they continue to grow and develop that product, you will see a left-handed version. The difference between a product like this and an iPhone is software. There is none for Swiftpoint so you won't be missing any updates or the like in waiting until the left-handed version becomes available.

  • Lynn
    Lynn
    9/21/2015 2:11 PM

    @Sue - Statistically, Left-handed people account for only roughly TEN PERCENT of the population. I'm sensitive to this, because my mother was left-handed and my brother's wife and ALL FIVE of their kids are lefties.

    I imagine that there's a fairly significant expense to retool everything to accommodate production of a mirror image product (manufacturing/factory lines, plastic molds, software -- even the packaging), so it just makes good business sense for the makers to get some capital in hand and get their feet under them before producing a left-handed version that has an extremely limited market.

    (Makes me think of the episode of The Simpsons when Ned Flanders opened a store for lefties... and it failed -- quickly.)

  • stacy
    stacy
    9/21/2015 2:15 PM

    @Sue Are you kidding? I'm a lefty and there are nowhere near the same number of us as to rightys. Over the last century it's gone from 3% to 11%. If it was my company, I'd market to the 89% first too.

  • Jake
    Jake
    9/21/2015 6:10 PM

    @sue I looked up 'pretty stupid' in the dictionary and saw your iPhone analogy :-)

  • Andy
    Andy
    9/21/2015 12:29 PM

    I'm left handed. Will it work for me? Do you have a left-handed version? Does it have the functions of a regular mouse too? Left/right click, double check, center wheel etc? Does it supplement a regular mouse or take the place of one?

  • Ryan
    Ryan
    9/21/2015 1:08 PM

    Hi Andy, the mouse is not currently made for left-handed users but this is in the works by the Maker and the team at Swiftpoint. It does function like a regular mouse and would replace existing mice. The left click button is flush against the device and the right click is just behind it. You do have the ability to scroll as well. With this device, you have added functionality with the use of the stylus that will interact with touch screen surfaces.

  • Donna
    Donna
    9/21/2015 1:18 PM

    @Ryan

    Too bad they don't have one for lefties - because of my work related travel this would be ideal for me.

  • Ryan
    Ryan
    9/21/2015 1:27 PM

    @Donna

    I agree, it would be great to cover the spectrum of users. But the team at Swiftpoint has said this in the works. We will make an announcement when that is available.

  • Sue
    Sue
    9/21/2015 1:33 PM

    @Ryan

  • Amy
    Amy
    9/21/2015 7:24 PM

    @Sue Funny, I'm left handed and totally understand the frustration of some things being made for 90% of the population. In this regard, I guess I got lucky. I use the mouse with my right hand.

  • Kate
    Kate
    9/21/2015 8:28 PM

    @Amy I'm with you. As a 60+ left-handed woman, I learned to use a computer with DOS. The mouse was attached on my right, and I started it using my right hand. I know I am somewhat ambidextrous because when I was growing up, there were no accommodations for lefties.

  • Rob
    Rob
    9/21/2015 12:32 PM

    I'm a tech guy and this is pretty tech, I have to agree with Michael though, a bit too pricey.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/21/2015 1:14 PM

    Thanks for the comment, Rob! As I said above, it is out of the price range of some and we don't want you breaking the bank on this. Swiftpoint is the first of its kind and the functionality, ergonomic design, not to mention the ability to charge in 30 seconds is what makes the price point what it is.

  • Randy
    Randy
    9/21/2015 12:36 PM

    Wow looks great and functional - but I balked that that price point.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/21/2015 1:05 PM

    Hi Randy, thanks for the comment! It's the award-winning design and extreme functionality that drives the price. Swiftpoint is the first of its kind and changing the touchscreen game!

  • Joe
    Joe
    9/21/2015 12:48 PM

    Is the Swiftpoint available in any brick & mortar stores? Or is there a trial available? I'd like to be sure I'm sold on the design before committing.

  • Ryan
    Ryan
    9/21/2015 1:12 PM

    Hi Joe - You may find Swiftpoint in some airports at this time but there is no trial available on our site. You do have the ability to return a product within 30 days on The Grommet.

  • lewis
    lewis
    9/21/2015 1:00 PM

    will this work with an iPad

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/21/2015 1:06 PM

    As long as it is running on iOS 7 or higher, Lewis, you will be good to go!

  • Grant
    Grant
    9/21/2015 3:17 PM

    Hi Lewis,

    Just a note, that, as Apple don't natively support mouse pointer use on iPad, we have written our own Remote Desktop app, which works with the GT. The app can be downloaded for free from the app store.

  • Brian
    Brian
    9/21/2015 7:10 PM

    @Grant & Mike... I'd like to ask for clarification on iPad use... on the video, the GT uses a usb dongle... iPads don't have usb ports. So are you saying the app you offer replaces the dongle for iPad use? Would the dongle still need to be installed elsewhere, like a laptop? Or can it be used without the dongle at all on the iPad only using the app? But then, isn't the dongle also the charger as well? So would that just be plugged into a wall usb charger then instead?

    Thanks so much for the info! And great looking product!

  • Grant
    Grant
    9/21/2015 8:46 PM

    Hi Brian - The mouse supports both a usb receiver connection, and also Bluetooth

    It automatically switches to Bluetooth mode when there is no usb receiver connected.

    For iPad, you pair to it via Bluetooth (no usb port required), and charge the mouse on a wall outlet, (likely when you are charging the iPad). Then it’s simply a matter of starting our Remote Desktop app, to use the mouse.

    Hope that clarifies.

  • Chris
    Chris
    9/21/2015 1:02 PM

    I'd like to know more about the ergonomic aspect and whether this has been tested or formally evaluated heuristically. Generally, a smaller device with fingers closer together is harder on the muscles ... and resembling a pencil grip isn't in itself ergonomic. Having done biomechanics consulting for years, I've gotta ask about the assumptions.

  • Melissa
    Melissa
    9/21/2015 1:06 PM

    @Chris I also think the price is a bit crazy! In a day when I just bought a fabulous computer with 1 TB of storage, etc for $239, a $149 mouse is crazy. I love the concept but no way would I pay that much for a mouse!

  • Ryan
    Ryan
    9/21/2015 1:25 PM

    @Chris the Swiftpoint GT is a patented design aiming at reducing fatigue. This is a shift away from what I think we as consumers are familiar with and from earlier fears of carpal tunnel (pre-laptop pad days). I will let the Maker speak to the specifics on the design (they are in New Zealand and it is just past 5 am).

    In my testing at Grommet, I found that the design made it easier to use when I was in a more cramped situation. For example, when not sitting at a table but working on a laptop, I found the GT to be much more comfortable to use than my traditional mouse.

    @Melissa If you're interested in testing, you always have the ability to return the product if you don't love it. We do our best to find products that people will love and that work extremely well. I do think you'll find the convenience of the mouse to be a worthwhile endeavor.

  • Grant
    Grant
    9/21/2015 3:28 PM

    Hi Chris,

    The GT is held in a more neutral position than a standard mouse, with the wrist orientated more towards a handshake position, and a relaxed finger position - it doesn't exactly match a pen grip - we call it a 'loose pen grip'. It emulates how your hand would rest when sitting at a table.

    We can only report on what our users have said, and have many people suffering RSI, being able to return to work, when using the GT over a standard mouse.

  • Bruce
    Bruce
    9/21/2015 1:12 PM

    I am left handed. Is there a left handed version?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/21/2015 1:15 PM

    Not quite, Bruce, but will be coming soon. Stay tuned!

  • Kris
    Kris
    9/21/2015 1:25 PM

    @Mike

    This was my first question! It would make a great gift for my husband.

  • donna
    donna
    9/21/2015 1:16 PM

    If I find it uncomfortable to navigate with can I return it?

    By the way I think it's a great idea and I don't mind the price. Once people wear wristbands and go to physical therapy for carpel tunnel they won't mind the price. It is a long term benefit!!!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/21/2015 1:19 PM

    We think so, too, Donna! Yes it is returnable. You can find all the details of our return policy here.

  • Xe
    Xe
    9/21/2015 1:22 PM

    Is there a left handed model?

  • Ryan
    Ryan
    9/21/2015 1:25 PM

    @Xe Not just yet, still in the works.

  • Edward
    Edward
    9/21/2015 1:32 PM

    Can mouse be used with a MAC

  • Ryan
    Ryan
    9/21/2015 1:34 PM

    Hi Edward, yes the Swiftpoint GT can be used with a Mac. I've been using it on mine at my office. Mac OS 10.4 or higher.

  • Leslie
    Leslie
    9/21/2015 1:37 PM

    Sounds great but price must come down for me to be an "innovator" and try. guess I'm not in the creative-enough group to justify spending $150.

  • Ryan
    Ryan
    9/21/2015 2:00 PM

    Hi Leslie, I understand your concerns about the price. When it comes to The Grommet, we do our best to find those products with a significant value-add. Innovation does come at a cost because products are so new and production costs have not come down. But when we find a product that meets our standards of utility and functionality, we believe that sharing them with you is justified.

    If you are interested, I hope you give it a try. If it does not fit your needs or if you do not believe the value is there, you do have the ability to return the Swiftpoint GT. Thanks for checking us out today!

  • James
    James
    9/21/2015 1:57 PM

    Do you plan on making a larger version that's usable by an adult male?

  • Ryan
    Ryan
    9/21/2015 2:03 PM

    Hi James,

    As of now, there are no plans to make a larger version of the Swiftpoint GT. Unlike a regular mouse which your hand would encompass, you only need to put three fingers on the device in order to use it fully. Hope this helps!

  • Julie
    Julie
    9/21/2015 2:22 PM

    Give me a left-handed version, and I'll pay the $149 with a smile on my face!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/21/2015 2:24 PM

    As soon as it is available for lefties, Julie, you will get an email update and we'll ask you to share that photo!

  • Jim
    Jim
    9/21/2015 3:30 PM

    @Mike You guys should delete all the duplicate questions, or move them to all be together ... it's quite annoying to read the same thing over and over.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/21/2015 3:58 PM

    Well we appreciate you taking the time to read everything, Jim! That is simply the nature of the comment board. We want everyone to be able to ask questions. Turns out we have a lot of like-minded people on here!

  • JACK
    JACK
    9/21/2015 2:30 PM

    Neat concept and certainly a step ahead.... but the price is too steep for me. I fully understand that start up costs for something as unique as this will be high... but for now, I will stick with my plain old wireless mouse. But keep the new products coming. You guys are a doing a great job.

    Jack

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/21/2015 2:43 PM

    Thanks so much for the feedback, Jack, we really appreciate it! Fear not, more new innovative products are coming!

  • Kevin
    Kevin
    9/21/2015 2:33 PM

    I've personally found that using anything this small for a mouse for any extended period of time just makes my hands cramp up...

  • Grant
    Grant
    9/21/2015 3:37 PM

    Hi Kevin - we have to agree, small mice are typically really uncomfortable. Their designs are based on taking a large mouse and scaling it down.... it's like taking a chair, shrinking it, and hoping that it's still comfortable!

    With the GT we re-designed the shape from the ground up based on ergonomics user testing. We tested people with really big and really small hands.

    We were really pleased when the Huffington Post reviewed the GT and said 'There isn't a more comfortable mouse on the market" :)

  • Saracia
    Saracia
    9/21/2015 5:26 PM

    I have used several mice to alleviate the carpal tunnel in my hand. The Evoluent mouse was revolutionary for me as it kept my arm in a neutral position. The same sort of design by Microsoft did not work for me. I have tried rollerball stationary mice and hand-held rollers and various stand-alone trackpads. Having spent much money on mice....I would gladly put down $100 on your invention. But $149 is a bit much. I realize you need to make up for startup and production and such but you would seriously sell more at a lesser price. That being said....do you take returns if the mouse does not work...not mechanically...but doesn't work for me?

  • christine
    christine
    9/21/2015 6:10 PM

    @Saracia

  • christine
    christine
    9/21/2015 6:18 PM

    @christine Ooops, sorry about that^. Living here in the heart of Silicone Valley, I can confidently say that, given time (time here moves very fast) if this is a great product, there will be similar products coming down the pike very soon, and the price will be lower. New tech is very expensive, if you're in the industry, you'll want it now. If not, just wait a bit, and it will come....it always does. You always pay top $ to be one of the first. Even here $149.00 is steep for a mouse, especially for us casual users who don't work in the tech world, we just play in it.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/22/2015 10:23 AM

    Hi Saracia, the ergonomic design of Swiftpoint should be an even bigger game-changer for you. We understand it might be a bit much for some, but as Christine rightly points out, the price will surely drop as they continue to develop the product and other options become available.

    And yes, you can return it if you find it doesn't work for you. Our full policy can be found here.

  • Lorilee
    Lorilee
    9/21/2015 9:15 PM

    Do you think you may have the left handed one ready by Christmas?

  • Grant
    Grant
    9/21/2015 10:27 PM

    Hi Lorilee, unfortunately the left handed version won't be until quite some time after Christmas (no hard date yet).

    Please don't rely on us for the Left handed version as a Christmas gift, as we really don't want to leave you caught out.

  • Charlie
    Charlie
    9/21/2015 9:46 PM

    This looks like a great product / innovation and looks like it will provide an answer to angst that of us "8.3'ers" have with trying to do real work via email or a browser on a tablet device. Don't get me wrong, I really love the portability / flexibility of a tablet (I have 3) but as several folks have mentioned below, with the smaller real estate available on most tablet devices the "fat finger" syndrome is a real issue. I wish the Swiftpoint so much success that the price comes down to a reasonable level, e.g. under $50 so I can justify the expenditure :-)

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/22/2015 10:24 AM

    Those are some serious well wishes! I'm sure Swiftpoint is hoping for the same, Charlie. Thanks so much for the comment!

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