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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
Decent remote that acts as a keyboard. – Super Compact Media Center IR Remote Controller with USB Receiver Reviews

posted by JumpyDX on 05/25/2008 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
- No drivers needed.
- No additional software needed.
- Computer sees the remote as a "keyboard".
- Decent built quality for the price.
- Battery included.
Cons:
- One of the buttons on my remote gets stuck occasionally.
- The "MEDIA CENTER" and "SHUTDOWN" buttons are not key strokes like the rest of the buttons.
- The key press events do not repeat if you hold the buttons down (except for the volume buttons). This is frustrating especially with the direction keys (Up, Down, Left, Right).
Other:
Bottomline:
This is a very good PC-remote for it's price. You can use it in any program that has customizable keyboard shortcuts. And ofcourse you can easilly cath the keypress events in your favorite programming environment, since the buttons simulate a normal keyboard.
You might also want to check out the picture is posted about the buttons' keycodes.

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