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Bluetooth media remote


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Having changed laptops reciontly i find im really missing a remote control. i used to use a Dell Vostro 1700 which had media buttons onthe front and a little IR remote control. i didnt realise how much i used those buttons. having changed machines i dont have them anymore and now use a bluetooth keyboard. Microsoft Bluetooth® Mobile Keyboard 6000 | Microsoft Hardware and it has no media buttons on it.

what i want is a basic little remto control, play/pause, forward / back. that sart of thing. does such a thing exist as i cant find one. i found this Consumer Products - ExpressCard Media Remote Control for Bluetooth

it would do but they dont seem to actually exist anywhere. does what i want exist other than a ps3 remote which is a bit much, size and number of buttons.


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If you have a smartphone then remote control using that is popular these days.

Bluetooth has a standard audio/video remote control profile (AVRCP) and I believe most default bluetooth drivers support this so you may find that any bluetooth remote control will work and it doesn't have to be a PC specific one. I don't have any experience with that though, so try it first or do a bit more research before committing.

Alternatively, just install macro software and set up some of the keyboard buttons to double as volume buttons, I do this myself and have AltGr+Up/Down/End as Volume Up/Down/Mute.


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i really wanted something with real buttons, something i can press without having to look at it.

so far the only remote with bluetooth i can find available is the ps3 one :-(

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