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    I am looking for a way to remote control my android device (Motorola Xoom & Motorola Droid). I assume this will have to occur via Bluetooth but I am open to any option (wifi?)

    I'd like the following functionality in the remote:

    - Launch Music Player
    - Launch Maps / Navigation
    - Play / Pause / Next Track / Previous track
    - Launch Voice Search
    - Launch text search

    The official motorola Xoom bluetooth keyboard has physical buttons for many of these operations (maybe not navigation or voice search) but this device is far too large to use as a 'remote'

    My ideal situation would be to find a small bluetooth remote designed for something like this.

    I've been looking at getting a Wiimote and the app that allows you to map its keys to keystrokes. Are there keyboard shortcuts for these operations?

    I also noticed many of the keyboard shortcuts require the 'Search' key (i.e. Search+'b' launches the browser). What if I got a generic bluetooth keyboard without a 'Search' key - what is the alternative keypress?

    Thanks
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    I too would like to remote control my Android tablet (Toshiba Thrive) - specifically to page through a pdf presentation. I would love to use my Android phones (Nexus 1/S) to do the control - presumably via Bluetooth. So why hasn't anyone created an app to turn an Android device (phone/tablet) into a Bluetooth HID client device. Perhaps a mouse/touchpad/keyboard. Can an Android device act as a Bluetooth client device?
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    This device, Amazon.com: Logitech Mini Controller for Logitech Revue and Google TV: Electronics, and others like it seem to have some of the functionality you are looking for. However, I have NO idea as to it's compatibility with Android devices. Just saw this post and remembered this mini remote. I thought they were pretty cool when I was considering building a media box. But, now I use my phone. And, I'd rather just save the money and get up and interact with my phone. Still pretty neat though.

    This post reminds me that I want to look into the Wii Remote interacting with my phone, so, thanks!! Hehe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buurin View Post
    I am looking for a way to remote control my android device (Motorola Xoom & Motorola Droid).
    I'd like the following functionality in the remote:

    - Launch Music Player
    - Launch Maps / Navigation
    - Play / Pause / Next Track / Previous track
    - Launch Voice Search
    - Launch text search
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    Droidmote


    Tablet Remote


    LANmote
    Chun Ming (Eric) Wong
    Managing Director
    Portable Electronics Ltd
    Maker of 24/7 Time Lapse and LANmote
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    SOTI is releasing Pocket Controller for Samsung Android devices tomorrow. This is a remote control app with a lot of other productivity features like screen capture, video recording, scripts, file sync, printing and more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shakabuti View Post
    SOTI is releasing Pocket Controller for Samsung Android devices tomorrow. This is a remote control app with a lot of other productivity features like screen capture, video recording, scripts, file sync, printing and more.
    Well, I don't see anything yet...
    You have a link?
    Chun Ming (Eric) Wong
    Managing Director
    Portable Electronics Ltd
    Maker of 24/7 Time Lapse and LANmote

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