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Now I have to say , what a fantastic idea , now your not goig to want this all the time , but if your tired , your back hurts and you need or want to view - preview [ what ever ] images or video on your computer in a lazy sort of horizontal manner , then you want a PC remote . You have almost full control VIA the remote , and its much easier if you go to where your files are and then lie down and use the remote to view / control images or video .  In a word , it works , I was amazed , I could lie down and no need to get up to change video [ documentaries ] downloaded from the net .

  Technology is a wonderful thing , and now with a PC remote [ this one is being gifted for Christmas ] you can browse your PC while relaxing , and being horizontal even . Im running Win7 64bit and had no compatibility issues . It was very much plug and play , and this is very good as this remote came with no drivers . 

 I will be ordering one for myself ASAP , as mentioned this one is being gifted , and the new owner should hopefully find the PC remote as interesting and useful as I did .. 

I would rate this as a must have item if you use your PC as home entertainment , [ watch a lot of video ]
 As can be seen above , the remote runs on a button cell . I find these can be expensive and sometimes difficult to source , especially ones with some life left in them . Unfortunately Ebay is full of button cells near there use by date or even possibly past there use by dates ,  making buying button cells a bit of hit and miss on Ebay . Would have been much better as 2 or 3 x AAA .

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
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Edited by: old4570 on 12/11/2012 - 21:40
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A friend of mine ordered me one YEARS ago but FedEx never delivered it Sad
I bought a Lenovo keyboard/mouse thing but it wasn’t too hot probably cuase I got a dude, I eventually just settled on a wireless keyboard and mouse instead. But i’d like to get the Logitech Dinovo Mini.

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Didn’t even know there was something like this out there. I’ve been spoiled with my wireless mouse/keyboard.

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skyrider1 wrote:
Didn’t even know there was something like this out there. I’ve been spoiled with my wireless mouse/keyboard.

Been out for decades. Back when I wanted them they used to connect to the serial port…but only controlled playing the Media players and the like.

I’d rather have a bluetooth version myself since I already have a bluetooth dongle.

Then again if I really wanted to, I could use my phone too, even will work as a track pad.

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i use this one – it has some kind of gyroscope in it and the mouse goes where you point it
http://computershopper.com/mice/reviews/gyration-media-center-universal-...
PC is connected to projector – screen is 120” (horizontally) – and stereo
not sure what freq. it uses, but it works through walls, so I can change songs from the next room, or even the next floor

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I bought one from tmart for about $8 and it works great…it’s basically a remote-control mouse. I have a spare computer set up about 7’ from me and I use it to watch Netflix sometimes…perfect case for having a remote Smile

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If you have an android phone (not sure about iPhone), you can use apps such as UnifiedRemote or similar to achieve the same effect.
It connects via wifi to your computer, and you can use the phone screen as a media controller, a touchpad (for mouse), a keyboard, you can use it to change volume, turn it off etc. Pretty much everything a normal keyboard and mouse does.

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My tv card came with a remote.  Supposedly it could do things like this too. Maybe I should get it set up...if I can find it after all these years.

The low mode should be lower.

Reviews: Efan IMR18350 700mAh 10.5A, <a href="http://

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mfpmax wrote:
But i'd like to get the Logitech Dinovo Mini.

 

I don't know that it's the solution you're looking for. It occasionally freezes up, which requires battery removal to reset it.  The battery life isn't great either.  Controlling the cursor is harder than a typical touch point. I'm not sure why that is. I never figured it out because I reached for the wireless mouse instead.  It feels delicate too, although the only real damage is a lost key that popped off into the either when it was dropped.  

 

If you're looking for a wireless keyboard, I recommend the Lenovo Multimedia Remote.  The layout is better, it feels very study, and battery life is fantastic.  My only issue is that the left and right click buttons are really long, but only work when pressed in a certain spot.  Plus you can use Eneloop AAA's. 

The low mode should be lower.

Reviews: Efan IMR18350 700mAh 10.5A, <a href="http://

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I just use teamviewer which is free on both android and ios. It allows you to use your phone (or tablet) to control your computer remotely. It works really well. 

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leaftye wrote:

I don’t know that it’s the solution you’re looking for. 

Fortunately the price has kept me away from it LOL. I’ve read that it isn’t the greatest, but I like the look of it. There is a updated version that is Google TV centric that still works for PC, but has the Google TV related buttons and such, I want to say it may be updated to or they removed key backlighting.

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