Swiftpoint is a technology development company with offices in New Zealand and the US, specialising in advanced Human Computer Interface (HCI) software and devices. The company's technologies integrate mouse pointer and touch gesture inputs to enable users of tablets, notebooks, smartphones and PCs to intuitively combine the high accuracy and efficiency benefits of a mouse with the gesture functions now standard in modern operating systems.
Swiftpoint has filed patents worldwide, related to HCI innovations, many of these in the field of touch and gesture technology.
The company's latest product Swiftpoint GT™ has won the 2015 CES Best of Innovation Award in the Computer Peripherals category and an Innovation Award in the Computer Accessories category.
Swiftpoint GT is the first mouse for Windows 7, 8 and 10, Android, Mac OS X and iOS that allows truly natural touch gestures without having to touch the screen or use a touch display. It is ultra-small, with a unique ergonomic design, internal rechargeable battery and offers a wireless connection via Bluetooth 4 or a USB receiver. It is an ideal device for people on the go who want to combine the benefits of touch-optimized operating systems and applications with productivity, convenience and precision of a mouse.
The Swiftpoint GT mouse is an evolution of the company's innovative portable mobile mouse that has won numerous international awards including the 2011 CES Innovation Award. The ergonomic pen-grip design caught the attention of Popular Science magazine, where it made the magazine's "Best of What's New" list. The Wall Street Journal rated the mouse above the best mobile mice from Logitech and Microsoft, and the mouse went on to become a top seller on Costco.com.
The Company is led by its Founder and CEO Grant Odgers, an inventor and entrepreneur with significant international experience. Grant built and tested his first "mouse and keyboard replacement" device 20 years ago and has since published many user interface research papers. His work received recognition by the Australian Computer Society and he has featured on CNN and BBC as an innovator of user interface devices.
Prior to founding Swiftpoint Grant worked at a wide range of companies including The Home Shoppers Network, U.S. Government Departments in Washington, D.C., and Air New Zealand. He also co-founded one of the first specialist video game stores in New Zealand and made it the largest store in the country.
In his role as the Swiftpoint CEO, Grant Odgers is supported by a professional Board of Directors including Mike Chisholm, a technology entrepreneur with a track record of building multi-million dollar businesses, and Dennis Row, whose background includes CEO roles in international technology companies and a top management positon in a prominent venture capital fund.
The Swiftpoint senior management team includes highly experienced professionals with decades of experience working in leading international companies including public companies listed on NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange.
The History of Swiftpoint and the Swiftpoint Mouse...
Over ten years ago software engineer and Swiftpoint founder Grant Odgers decided that his laptop's touchpad was preventing him from being a truly mobile computer user. Grant, like many others he discovered, found touchpads to be very inaccurate and inefficient substitutes for a mouse. However, if he wanted to be able to use his laptop away from a table or desk, there was really no other alternative. So Grant slipped on his inventor’s hat, convinced some friends and venture capitalists to invest in his ideas and began working on a concept for a small, portable mouse that could actually be used on your laptop surface itself.
In 2008, the company introduced two revolutionary mice concept designs, the “Swiftpoint Slider” and “Swiftpoint Triped”, at CEBIT in Hanover, Germany. The CEBIT unveiling attracted enormous attention, including coverage by international media and interviews with the BBC and CNN. With this strong interest for the Swiftpoint products, in particular for the Swiftpoint Mouse, a decision was made to channel resources into launching this flagship product.