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...(read more)