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If there is still any interest in these, I just picked one up, and its mostly working in windows 10. The mouse function works, the LCD reads my windows media player library, and plays music (But it sometimes stops playing after one track), and it works with my HD homerun inside of kodi. I'm still trying to figure out how to get the windows button to launch kodi, but I would say that seventy five percent of the remote works. Has anyone found anything better out there yet, or is this it.
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I still have 3 of the remotes I was never able to use because the receivers never showed up on eBay again. Probably been sitting in my basement 8+ years.

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What do you want for them?
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Has anyone found anything better out there yet, or is this it.
I too mourned the Gyration and got the Dell working on my machine. However, I eventually ditched it in favor of this $20 remote.

While it's not as sophisticated as the Gyration, the adjustment process is very intuitive once you get used to it (basically just point past the edge of the screen). Provides about 90% of WMC commands and much more flexible - including a keyboard on the back.
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The smartphone app I mentioned earlier provides 100% of WMC commands, macros, keyboard, gyro-mouse, touchpad-mouse, wifi control of other PC app, etc. essentially for free.
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The smartphone app I mentioned earlier provides 100% of WMC commands, macros, keyboard, gyro-mouse, touchpad-mouse, wifi control of other PC app, etc. essentially for free.
thanks, but Mobile Mouse for android has not been updated since 2012/2013, are you still using it?
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thanks, but Mobile Mouse for android has not been updated since 2012/2013, are you still using it?
Worked fine in 2013, still did last time I used it (last year). It's free to try. I've moved on to Hippo Remote. It has a touchpad mouse but no gyro remote as far as I know. It has more remote capabilities than Mobile Mouse.
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Finally picked up one of those YY993 receivers to get my M2010 remote working after 9yrs or so. Repurposed an old CD-ROM analog audio cable to mount it inside the computer case and plug it directly into a USB header.
The old Dell software still works fine on Windows 10 x64.
Don't know if it was mentioned earlier over the past decade, but these remotes also work with the Gyration GYR4101RF USB dongle. However, that dongle is probably impossible to find by itself because it only came with the GYR4101US Music Remote which is pretty rare to begin with.

Probably would have been cheaper to run Mobile Mouse or similar app on a $10 Android phone than to buy the YY993. For some reason, I still prefer to have real buttons on a remote.
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Probably would have been cheaper to run Mobile Mouse or similar app on a $10 Android phone than to buy the YY993. For some reason, I still prefer to have real buttons on a remote.
I could never understand how people use smartphones as remotes comfortably. Smartphones are wide as hell and are meant to be gripped firmly or they slide out. No physical buttons also means you have a constant light source every time you turn on the touch screen to tap on a button or view info. Completely uncomfortable imo.

I had the remote and bought the board off ebay 4 years ago, sadly the proprietary cable didn't come packaged in. I live in a "tech desert" so had no hope of sourcing the cable here. The remote and board remained stowed away for almost half a decade until I decided to tear apart an old vista laptop I had at home yesterday. Found a header cable inside that looked like it might just fit... the header cable as for the laptop's two usb ports. I remember hearing how proprietary the dell remote's cable was and was scared of trying to make this thing work with it but thought what the hell, it's been five years and if it goes I had no chance of finding the right cable anyways.

A bit of rewiring with a usb cable, plug in the tiny header into the board, hook it up to the PC and BAM, it's detected and drivers are installing!

So turns out a usb header from a laptop works just as well

One thing to note: the tray icon app (link from thread) needs to be put in compatibility mode or it will constantly fail. Also, if the remote's mouse starts drooping for no reason set it on a table, double press the gyration button and leave it until the board/dongle stops blinking. It needs recalibration every once in a while (I knew this because I had an old gyration non-lcd remote so was accustomed to this but good to know for newcomers).

One more thing. I have had a gyration remote pretty much since 2008 or so. These remotes while packing a lot of features fail in one department: customisability. If you want to use this on PC and you want to customise the buttons, there is only one solution: intelliremote

This is really the most relable way for you to remap a gyration or dell m2010 remote's buttons. Here are my mapping files to get you started should you choose to get intelliremote:

http://mashakos.com/pers/gyration.xml

http://mashakos.com/pers/M2010.xml

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I remember seeing someone here make a post about possibly reverse engineering the m2010's drivers to get the LCD working for linux. If you'e out there I'd be very interested in your work. Would love a starting point to work with for a coding project that adds more versatility to the LCD functionality.
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