Originally Posted by ea7891
Thanks for suggestions guys. I'm looking for an old school remote. I've considered mini keyboards but I already have a Logitech one with horrible range. I need something that will be reliable over WIFI
Sorry, but "old school" and wifi in the same device does not exist. Do you mean RF?
If your keyboard has horrible range, get a USB extension and move the receiver. Then you'll get your full 30' range.
If you truly want wifi, a smartphone/tablet app is pretty much your only option. If you'll accept RF, then many traditional remotes will work fine. I use the Xsight Touch RF remote. It's very affordable and very sophisticated and feature rich, controlling 18 devices with full macro/activity capabilities, pronto hex import, favorites, touch screen, and 6 10' IR blasters (if you get the RF base).
Just about any IR remote can be turned into an RF remote using a Next Generation RF system. Doesn't work on Harmony or any remotes that use battery packs.
I've seen one cheap RF MCE remote, but can't remember where. It wasn't universal, so I never looked into it any further.