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http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2678534&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 If you really (and I mean REALLY) like that hardware keyboard on your G1 handset, you can now use it as a wireless entry system on a computer. RemoteDroid is a bit of software that allows just that, plus you can use the G1′s touchscreen […]

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If you really (and I mean REALLY) like that hardware keyboard on your G1 handset, you can now use it as a wireless entry system on a computer. RemoteDroid is a bit of software that allows just that, plus you can use the G1′s touchscreen for mousing around as well. The free application works with Windows, Mac and Linux computers and sends the input over WiFi. There’s some minimal setup involved on the smartphone side, since RemoteDroid will require your computer’s IP address for communications. Catch all of the wireless remote action in the video demo.

Considering your traditional computer probably offers a decent trackpad and keyboard, the usefulness is pretty limited in a case like that. With a slate-style Tablet PC or UMPC however, RemoteDroid could be a nice addition to your Android handset.

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(via Engadget)

  1. This is pretty cool. I think it could also be useful for a computer set up as a big TV/media center.

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  2. You might like Gmote. It does the same thing as remotedroid but also handles playing media, running slide shows, and a bit more. You can even stream content to your phone with it. It does require you to install software on your PC though.

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  3. Hey Kevin.
    Would love to see a follow up to this post about similar software for older (windows mobile) devices.
    I have an old WM2003SE phone that I would love to use as a touchpad / keyboard for my media center (via bluetooth).
    Re-purposing old devices like that would be REALLY COOL. Who would seriously re-purpose their G1 as a wireless keyboard/touchpad?

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