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If you have a HTPC and an iphone there is a great solution other than dropping more dough on a wireless keyboard and mouse. By another member's help here I thought i would make a thread on what to do so you can save some money.

Download Logitech wireless app from the App Store (screenshot below)

on your HTPC go here and download the software for it to work.

video instructions are here for anyone that may have a problem.

After everything is done, open the app on your iphone and you should see the name of you computer, select then voom you can now use your iphone as a mouse and keyboard.


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post #2 of 15
You mean you can use the screen as a trackpad? That's pretty impressive.

I use xbmc remote on my android, but that just controls xbmc.
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You mean you can use the screen as a trackpad? That's pretty impressive.

I use xbmc remote on my android, but that just controls xbmc.
yes sir
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post #4 of 15
RemoteDroid is the Android equivalent. It works great (and lets you use your actual keyboard if you have one on your phone)
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Originally Posted by corky dorkelson View Post
RemoteDroid is the Android equivalent. It works great (and lets you use your actual keyboard if you have one on your phone)
this is for the IPHONE, stop jacking my thread, lol,
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post #6 of 15
This is pretty old, you have been able to do this for a while, with both android and iphones.
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This is pretty old, you have been able to do this for a while, with both android and iphones.
well i just found out and i didnt see a thread on it
Edited by graphicsman - 1/6/11 at 6:52am
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post #8 of 15
So how does it connect? Bluetooth, IR, 2.4ghz Wireless?

Not that I plan on doing this. I don't need a $300 remote. Just curious.

Also, would this work with the iTouch? My brother has one and he might be interested.
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
So how does it connect? Bluetooth, IR, 2.4ghz Wireless?

Not that I plan on doing this. I don't need a $300 remote. Just curious.

Also, would this work with the iTouch? My brother has one and he might be interested.
It works over wifi.

And OP, I'm not jacking anything. Chill. I am just adding info for the android users. Not everyone has an iphone.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
Not that I plan on doing this. I don't need a $300 remote. Just curious.
Just a comment, the app will only work for the PC. You'd still need a remote to control your receiver, TV, etc.
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