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Accessories Remote to control Xoom media?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by buurin, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. buurin

    buurin Member
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    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 [​IMG]
     

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  2. mundyb

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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.
     
  3. buurin

    buurin Member
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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.

    Thanks
     
  4. whippintegra

    whippintegra Well-Known Member
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  5. buurin

    buurin Member
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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.
     
  6. Digitalevil

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    Did anybody manage to get the running apps from the Motorola Bluetooth keyboard ?? (the third status bar button)

    Thanks
     
  7. idic

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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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