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Old March 3rd, 2011, 02:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Remote to control Xoom media?

I'm looking for some kind of physical remote that can control the Xoom media player (at a minimum).

Ideal remote functions:
Be able to turn the screen on/off
Bring up media player
Pause/Play/FF/RW Audio
Launch voice search
Launch text search

Bluetooth, wifi... anything that works

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Old March 4th, 2011, 07:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you thought about the Motorola Bluetooth keyboard? I just got it today, so far I'm pretty impressed, and it has most of those functions. However I don't believe voice search, or screen on/off work from it. I'll have to play some more with it to be sure though.
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 06:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The keyboard is too large for my usage, but functionality speaking - yes thats exactly what I am looking for.

I need a true remote-like form factor.

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not sure if this helps just a quick search and I found this on tigerdirect.com i don't think the mouse pad will work but it is small enough to fit in your pocket.

VisionTek 900335 Candyboard Mini Wireless Keyboard - Bluetooth at TigerDirect.com
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Thanks for the link. I've seen that around and think I may need to go the route of a small bluetooth keyboard (like the Frogpad).

I'd need to find a way to map the keys to actions (i.e. launch App, Next/Previous track) etc... I'm not sure if there is an app for this mapping. Key combinations(i.e. ctrl+f) would not meet my needs since I would be using the remote/keyboard with one hand.

I've searched for hours and I have yet to find any remotes which is odd because Bluetooth has a specific remote profile (AVRCP). The AVRCP remotes I've found usually only have 5 or so buttons strictly dedicated to media.

I currently use this IR remote on my PC:
http://tekgems.com/images/large/creative-labs-multimedia-remote-control-1.jpg
Its very small, about the size of a thick credit card. I simply want the bluetooth equivalent.
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 04:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Did anybody manage to get the running apps from the Motorola Bluetooth keyboard ?? (the third status bar button)

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Try tablet remote in the market and install it on your tablet and android phone - then use your phone as a remote. Still an early version, but shows good promise!
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