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Hey guys, I know there are several different products out there from all in one units to lapdesks for your kb/mouse. What do you guys like best? Basically my only use for it would be pulling up movies and music to play, so I don't need precise control for gaming or anything. Right now I'm leaning towards something like the Lenovo remote. Thanks
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post #2 of 33
Ive been quite interested in this as well as I start to think an HTPC for the TV might be amazingly useful. Ive been told, but ive not checked up on it further , that the X-Box controller may be used as a mouse replacement, but I know nothing about how a keyboard would work with it.

The last thing I would want to do is have a keyboard and mouse wireless setup , that's just too much junk. But a wii like air mouse would be fine with me.
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post #3 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by LingLing1337 View Post

Hey guys, I know there are several different products out there from all in one units to lapdesks for your kb/mouse. What do you guys like best? Basically my only use for it would be pulling up movies and music to play, so I don't need precise control for gaming or anything. Right now I'm leaning towards something like the Lenovo remote. Thanks

I use that Lenovo remote myself. It's a good product and easy to use. Backlit too!
post #4 of 33
PC Remote Pro is $2.99 for Windows Phone. biggrin.gif Works great.

Aside from that, I'm not sure.
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I would use something like this: http://www.amazon.com/FAVI-Entertainment-Wireless-Keyboard-TouchPad/dp/B003UE52ME

Its small, has mutiple colors, backlit, touchpad, and has a laser pointer biggrin.gif
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I use my iPod touch and wii mote , glove pi is for wii, logitech touch mouse for iPod . I like the wii best .
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i use my android phone .. vnc viewer on phone, vnc server on pc tongue.gif
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vnc viewer?
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post #9 of 33
I just use a wireless keyboard and mouse with a book or something to use as a mouse pad, but it gets kind of annoying.
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vnc viewer?

yep

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.realvnc.viewer.android&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5yZWFsdm5jLnZpZXdlci5hbmRyb2lkIl0.

lets me see my desktop from my phone biggrin.gif
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