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Esperanto

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RF remote, gyration replacement
« on: October 26, 2014, 11:24:02 am »
Anyone already found a proper and affordable replacement for the gyration remotes? My last one is dying and I like to have a comparable replacement. I have a Mele F10 which is not getting close to the gyration in opens and feel.
I also sow the ones below but maybe someone already found a very good solution.....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-EA-01A-RF2-4GHz-Wireless-Air-Mouse-IR-Remote-for-PC-Android-TV-New-in-Box-/231193802972?pt=US_Remote_Controls_Pointers&hash=item35d43978dc
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MINIX-NEO-A2-2-4G-Wireless-Voice-Air-Mouse-Keyboard-Remote-Control-PC-Notebook-/390890769802?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item5b02e7cd8a

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Re: RF remote, gyration replacement
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2014, 04:37:37 am »
I have used Logitech Mini for years with Linuxmce. Great little device. Looks cool and does the job well.

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Re: RF remote, gyration replacement
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2014, 07:51:13 am »
I have used Logitech Mini for years with Linuxmce. Great little device. Looks cool and does the job well.

That seems a bit overpriced and over featured. Especially compared to an md price for a rpi ;-). I ordered the first one which is only $14 and will see if it does a better job then the Mele F10

any more suggestions welcome

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Re: RF remote, gyration replacement
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2014, 01:06:29 pm »
That seems a bit overpriced and over featured. Especially compared to an md price for a rpi ;-). I ordered the first one which is only $14 and will see if it does a better job then the Mele F10

any more suggestions welcome

If its for a RaspberryPi based MD, why don't you try the latest CEC control that phenigma and tschak implemented?

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Re: RF remote, gyration replacement
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2014, 04:12:45 pm »
If its for a RaspberryPi based MD, why don't you try the latest CEC control that phenigma and tschak implemented?

That remark was more to specify the pricepoint. Also then you lack the airmouse. However for that setup with a tv that supports it it is probably the best and easiest solution. I try to find the best remote price quality wise for lmce instead of just fixing my own situation. I noticed that while having a joggler, android tablet and phone at hand the airmouse (gyration remote) is still the device mostly used; its flexible regarding location but always at hand, almost always charged and fast. Best would be if we can find a device that does the job below well or around the $20 mark. I ordered that remote so will try it when it arrives.

more suggestions still welcome....

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Re: RF remote, gyration replacement
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2014, 05:44:31 pm »
I have tried several cheap gyro mini keyboards, and found this one ticks all the boxes for me. 14 quid.

Slightly weird is that the buttons are swapped, but when you are using it it kind of makes sense (closer to your thumb). Battery lasts nearly forever. F keys are all there and don't require shift/function to be pressed. Good range. Also has a card slot in case that's useful for you. My only gripe is that it doesn't have a laser pointer, but to be fair it's only the cats who suffer.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190897144856

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Re: RF remote, gyration replacement
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2014, 05:45:57 pm »
...I should also add that in terms of "feel", every device I've tried feels different (in terms of cursor movement). You always get used to it eventually I find.
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Re: RF remote, gyration replacement
« Reply #7 on: Today at 12:55:24 pm »
I have tried several cheap gyro mini keyboards, and found this one ticks all the boxes for me. 14 quid.

Slightly weird is that the buttons are swapped, but when you are using it it kind of makes sense (closer to your thumb). Battery lasts nearly forever. F keys are all there and don't require shift/function to be pressed. Good range. Also has a card slot in case that's useful for you. My only gripe is that it doesn't have a laser pointer, but to be fair it's only the cats who suffer.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190897144856


thx a lot mate.

I dont think I get the family used to a keyboard thought. Searching for your item I also found a remote that is more like a standard remote:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-4Ghz-Wireless-Air-Fly-Mouse-Keyboard-Remote-Control-For-Android-TV-Box-MX3-/111297791678?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item19e9dd86be

Maybe that will do a nice job. I also ordered this model.

Keep the suggestions coming.