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October 19th, 2010, 08:07 PM
Someone should sticky this remote for iPhone users. It's a $4.99 app, however if you already have an iPhone, that beats the hell out of any mini keyboard... I am amazed at the features or it (using with Ubuntu Boxee). Apperently it might be a bit better for people who can run the HippoVNC server which is OSX or Windows only.
Even out of Boxee, it works as a Keyboard and Mouse for my Ubuntu box... it's just slick.
Take a look at their example video for Boxee: http://hipporemote.com/video#boxee
All the other videos: http://hipporemote.com/video
October 21st, 2010, 10:55 AM
I got the free version of this and yes its amazing and the virtual keypad is very accurate and and very very fast. I just use the keyboard short cuts and navigation. I mostly use this for XBMC but yea this definitely is a great app not many know about.
November 30th, 2010, 07:56 PM
I've tried a ton of different iPhone remotes and "air mouse" type apps over the last couple of years, and HippoRemote is still my favorite, hands down. The free/lite versions are good, but paying $5 for the "pro" version was the best $$ I've ever spent on an app. . . .
But I'm wondering if there's any way I'll be able to use the HippoRemote iPhone app to control the Boxee Box.
The official response on the HippoRemote FAQ is, "Does HippoRemote Pro work with the Apple TV, Roku Player, Boxee Box, PS3, or XBOX 360? No. Those devices already have pretty good remotes. HippoRemote Pro is designed to be a fantastic remote control for your computer [only]."
So that's too bad, because in my experience the Boxee remote profile in HippoRemote is better than Boxee's own iPhone remote app; and HippoRemote could be a great way to control the Boxee Box's web browser. So I'm hoping someone will figure out a way to make HippoRemote connect to the Boxee Box. Is it possible, do you think?
HippoRemote can connect to Linux via VNC now (see: http://hipporemote.com/setup_linux), so maybe there's hope... if the Boxee Box one day allows (or can be hacked to allow) a VNC client?
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