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Windows 7 Vista XP Media Center MCE PC Remote Control and Infrared Receiver

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Pros: Works right away in Win 7/Win 8. No drivers required.

Cons: Joypad is a bit sluggish; IR sensor has distractingly bright red LED

I bought this to control Windows Media Center on Windows 7 and for that purpose it works great. Just plug the infrared sensor into a USB port, put in some AAA batteries, and you're set! It also has a joypad to emulate a mouse, which is handy when using other apps.

As a mouse, the joypad is a bit sluggish. You can speed it up somewhat with the Control Panel Mouse applet, but that can make it tough to position the mouse pointer precisely (e.g., for resizing windows by dragging their borders). But it's fine for occasional use and it avoids having to keep an actual mouse attached to the PC.

Aside from the joypad, the remote keys emulate keyboard keys, which limits its usefulness in other apps (unless they happen to use similar keys to WMC). And the IR sensor has a red LED that blinks brightly when you use it. That lets you know it's working but can be distracting.

Bottom line: it gives WMC that "appliance" feel for a very low price.
Windows 7 Vista XP Media Center MCE PC Remote Control and Infrared Receiver
Description:

Product Specifications: o Number of keys: 46 keys & 3 mouse keys o Remote: 199 x 54 x 34 mm o Weight: Around 95g o Compatibility OS: Windows XP with MCE, Vista Premium and Vista Ultimate o Computer: One USB Port o Transmission Distance: 10 meter o Battery Type: 2 AAA Batteries Package Include

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandCE Compass
EAN4548076712398
FeatureInfrared wireless freedom up to 10 meters One remote to contol all of your digital media Friendly Media Center Menu (The Microsoft Media Centre Edition on-screen menus are specially for Remote Control interaction) Play Music Right from your remote control (Control your DVD/VCD/MP3/Audio media functions directly and easily from your remote control) Mouse Function: Control your cursor without a mouse
LabelTaiwan Manufacturer
ManufacturerTaiwan Manufacturer
MPNRC-INF
Package Height1.6 inches
Package Length9.5 inches
Package Weight0.45 pounds
Package Width6.9 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberRC-INF
ProductGroupCE
ProductTypeNameCONSUMER_ELECTRONICS
PublisherTaiwan Manufacturer
SKUNAS-B00224ZDFY
StudioTaiwan Manufacturer
TitleWindows 7 Vista XP Media Center MCE PC Remote Control and Infrared Receiver for Home, Premium and Ultimate Edition
Item Weight1 pounds
ModelRC-INF
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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