Remote controls or mini keyboard with wireless

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pascal@diogoantunes.org
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se unió: 09/03/2012

Hi,
i'm thinking to bought a remote controls or a mini keyboard with wireless.
I found a lot of keyboard and remote like i want, but still have problems :
Did it runs without nonfree drivers ?

I don't know if anybody here yet have its, but i wouldn't make errors.

Example :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/iPazzPort-2-4GHz-Mini-Wireless-Keyboard-RF-Touchpad-2-4G-Mouse-Media-Control-/190750919568?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item2c69a40b90
It's look great RIGHT ?

pascal@diogoantunes.org
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se unió: 09/03/2012

*to buy (sorry ><")

aliasbody
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se unió: 09/14/2012

Well, if they don't have dedicated software, and connect using a usb dongle that controls them by wireless, then it will work with a chance of 99%. But, if it depends on a dedicated software then you will be mostly out of luck.

Normally they all work, since they are recognized by the computer as a Mouse and a Touchpad, like my Remote Control (simpler than that) for presentations that is recognized as a mouse everywhere.

pascal@diogoantunes.org
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se unió: 09/03/2012

ok, good to heard.

Sometimes i have somes doubt.

Thanks.

Lemuriano

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se unió: 04/20/2012

This one also works without any issues that I can detect in Trisquel.
http://zareason.com/shop/Wireless-Keyboard-Mouse.html

aliasbody
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se unió: 09/14/2012

Quite expensive compared to the 13$ version (almost 8€ here in Europe) :s... But maybe it is better also.

Personally I would love to have an Asus NetTop with nVidia and Atom with Trisquel (or Parabola) installed with a controller like that for home video, and all that connected by HDMI... That is maybe the best (orgasmic) off topic that I've already wrote.. Sorry about that xD

Chris

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se unió: 04/23/2011

I'd actually suggest going with Intel. The G6xx line of CPU work great for media centers and isn't terribly exspensive. This is what we use in ours:

https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/home-theater-pc-libre-style-v3

pascal@diogoantunes.org
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se unió: 09/03/2012

Don't worry, i want one :D

aliasbody
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se unió: 09/14/2012

I will be honest. I had a lot of bad experiences with Intel, and the worst was with my Intel Atom D525 Dual-Core @ 1.8Ghz with my Intel GMA X3150 (which is horrible in every point). The Intel GMA965 is older but way better in my opinion.

But if I had to choose a "only intel platform" I would go for an i7 with a HD4000. The problem is that, those kind of solutions are kid expensive :s... And therefore I also want something light and small to go well with my TV.

I am just sad to not have enough money because I really wanted to by a mini computer like that one you sell, or directly the Penguin All-in-One. The problem is that, with the configurations I want (i7 with HD3000 (if the intel chart is correct), 6GB of Ram, 1Tb HDD, and we are talking for working not multimedia) the price can go up to $1,816.00 (1,423€ the price of a gaming laptop here) and it is way out of my budget for now as a student xD

This is why I talked about the Asus NetTop, here they are at 250€ so something like $319 directly in store with 2 years warranty.

And I'll be honest, a lot of people here criticize the prices you apply (which are understandable since you don't have the same sell rate as HP or even Asus), but personally I would prefer to buy something more expensive (even if I don't think the Penguin All-in-One is very expensive at all with the configuration I made translating to euros) but that supports the free software movement as your enterprise does, it just don't fit my wallet right now :D

Just one question, that may sound a stupid question and it is totally out of topic but it is something that is interesting me more and more. I wanted to know how "work life" is in the USA from your point of view. Here (in Portugal) the economy is very bad, and even young students with ideas and work that have "the paper" (as an software engineer) are going through hard times finding financial support and stability. So I was thinking of going to another country, a country that I understood the language, like France, England, Germany (I could learn) or even the USA. But the last one is the one that I am the less aware of how things work, I know about the green card but not much more for people like me that come from Europe to work (with nothing in the hands if I can say this in this way). So if you could provide me (you or anyone else) some information so I could decide before the curse is over in order to not loose any time. Thanks once again, and sorry to pascal@diogoantunes.org for this off-topic.

Chris

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se unió: 04/23/2011

I'd agree with your assessment. The newer Intel graphics stuff is much better than the GMA X3150. Go with the Intel HD 2000, 3000, or 4000. I believe this is in any just about if not all 2nd generation Intel CPUs.

That includes the G6xx line. G630 is the current one.

While some people feel the prices are a bit high we have kept them in line with retail. Before people start on "but I can get xyz" for $200. That isn't a comparable sytem. There are different qualities for the components which are used in systems. We don't go with the cheapest hard drive or use refurbished components. Nor do we use digital restrictions to increase our after market sales of replacement components. All these things are to your advantage.

So- yes- you can buy less expensive hardware that is of a lower quality and higher spec. Most people do not need an i7. What they need is an i3 or less, 4GB+ ram to last them though the next LTS release, and a fast SSD (beneficial to applications / system start up times / etc). If they still have money left over after all that a matte screen is a nice add or maybe even essential depending on how much glare you can stand relative to your systems performance.

MagicFab
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se unió: 12/13/2010

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> Hi,
> i'm thinking to bought a remote controls or a mini keyboard with wireless.
> I found a lot of keyboard and remote like i want, but still have
problems :
> Did it runs without nonfree drivers ?
>
> I don't know if anybody here yet have its, but i wouldn't make errors.
>
> Example :
>
http://www.ebay.com/itm/iPazzPort-2-4GHz-Mini-Wireless-Keyboard-RF-Touchpad-2-4G-Mouse-Media-Control-/190750919568?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item2c69a40b90
> It's look great RIGHT ?

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pascal@diogoantunes.org
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se unió: 09/03/2012

Indeed, quite expensive ... :S

Chris

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se unió: 04/23/2011

What I actually don't like about most of these is the Microsoft logo.

:(

Not too many choices though when it comes to keyboards/remotes without that though.

Some third party Mac keyboards are without it and some keyboards targeted at gaming devices ship without the logo imprinted on the key.

aliasbody
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se unió: 09/14/2012

OR if you want to have your media center as a game console also (connected to the HDMI playing games would be a dream if you want my opinion) you can buy this http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cideko-Air-Keyboard-Conqueror-AK08-WIRELESS-AIR-KEYBOARD-GAMEPAD-PS3-WINDOWS-/200791707898?pt=US_Laptop_Cases_Bags&hash=item2ec01e50fa

But we are a little be going off price here :D (And I'm not sure if it works.. just one advise, if you buy Chinese controllers you are mostly with luck, but if you buy a controller with Xinput you will be mostly had headaches believe me :s..)

Chris

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se unió: 04/23/2011

I should warn people that most of the Chinese hardware off eBay is junk.

Some time it is the right place to go... but.. hard to tell most of the time.