[NBLUG/talk] Remotes

Robert Hayes rhayes at silcom.com
Thu May 25 08:46:30 PDT 2006

I picked up an IR keyboard a while back for ~$10.
I'm sure they're still out there in the surplus channels.

It is mapped and spaced like a laptop keyboard (small keys/ short stroke) and 
includes a small joystick in one corner to substitute for a mouse.

I've never tried it on linux, but I suspect it could be made to work.
Of course you'd need your laptop IR port visible, or you'd need to travel with 
a pocket mirror!

On Wednesday 24 May 2006 08:59 pm, Stephen Cilley wrote:
> I've been watching a lot of videos on my laptop via my
> TV recently and it occurred to me that it might
> simplify my life if I could buy a USB remote control.
> Even something as simple as a button that acts as the
> space bar from 10 feet away would be alright, but it'd
> be even better if I could get the arrow keys as well.
> So I'm looking for anecdotes of good experiences with
> such devices under GNU/Linux.
> Thanks,
> Stephen Cilley
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