Looking for programmable USB remote

  1. I am looking for a wireless USB remote with customizable hotkeys that I can assign to launch customized macros. I haven't really found anything made specifically for that purpose. The best I came up with are wireless numeric keypads but that is still not good enough. I need something compact and I only need a few buttons.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Greg Bernhardt

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    Try google?
     
  4. Duh! I've been searching on there for hours.
     
  5. robphy

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    http://www.google.com/search?q=wireless+"USB+remote"+customizable
    yielded
    http://www.amazon.com/KeySpan-Digital-Remote-Control-Multimedia/dp/B0000513KE

    My wireless Microsoft mouse has buttons that can customized in software [for example, my middle mouse button can be used to do lots of things]. You might find something like Autohotkey useful with it if this is too limited and you need to do something fancy. I know Microsoft has a wireless presenter for PowerPoint-type stuff. I suspect it can be customized as well.
     
  6. -Job-

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    If you have a mobile device with Bluetooth capabilities there's "remote control" software that you can install to control a laptop, for example.

    I've seen this done with a PocketPC and an Apple laptop.
     
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