Looking for a Device

Posted on 2006-07-20
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I'm looking for a device for my laptop.  I'd prefer it to be wireless, but USB or something else will be ok, too.  I want a device where I can assign specific functions to a button.  This would function much like the wireless power point tools do where you can be across the room and hit "next page" or "previous page" on your device to move the presentation along.

However, I want one to remotely move music back and forth, so I'd preferably like something with programable buttons so that I can tell it a certain key should be used to "go back" and another to "go forward".

Anyone know of any such device?
Question by:usachrisk1983
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Wireless keyboard?
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Callandor earned 200 total points
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I think a programmable remote like the Firefly is what you are looking for:
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RID: Sorry, looking for something that I don't have to type on, more of a remote control.

Callandor: That's a sweet device, but reading about it on Amazon might be a little overkill (*big* remote + bundled software for tons of features).

However, if there isn't a better solution, I'll probably look for the firefly and accept your answer, thanks! :)
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waffleironhead earned 200 total points
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teamed with this

seems promising


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masoncooper earned 100 total points
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If you don't mind it being USB and non-wireless, this might suit your needs pretty well:
It's only in Preorder now but the WOW factor is definitely there!

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you could build (or ask someone to) a LIRC receiver and use it with any IR remote you have... you can use it with windows on Girder and Igor plugin....
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions :)

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