With motion-controlled Gyro screwdriver, it’s all in the wrist

Kinect for power tools? The Black & Decker Gyro.

(Credit: Tim Hornyak/CNET)

LAS VEGAS–We’ve seen pistol-shaped screwdrivers before, but Black & Decker’s Gyro takes the cake for cool weapon-style tools.

Shown off at CES 2013, Gyro looks like a ray gun and has a cutting-edge feature: it’s billed as the world’s first motion-activated screwdriver with variable speed and direction.

You grip it like a gun, then push a strip with the base of your thumb to activate the motor and an LED guide light. The more you rotate your wrist to the right, the faster it will turn clockwise.

Rotate it to the left, and it turns counterclockwise. Just rotate more for more speed.

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