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Do you have a PC hooked up to your home theater? (school project help)


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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   headexpl0dy

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Posted September 24 2013 - 09:42 AM

Do you or anyone you know use a PC as part of your home theater? If so, how do you control it ie. wireless keyboard etc? For my business class I'm working on a hand held Bluetooth keyboard and mouse that puts everything in the palm of your hands to make it easier. You can see a rough prototype here that we had an engeneering student draft up. http://i14.photobuck...zpsb331a2f6.jpg

As part of the project we have to show market traction, or if it would be popular. What do y'all think? Could something like this be interesting to you?



#2 of 8 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted September 24 2013 - 09:51 AM

So, what differentiates this one, over the couple hundred already on the market?

I use the Logitech k400.

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Posted September 24 2013 - 09:58 AM

We looked at all of the different ones on Amazon and other online retailers and tried to solve the problems that were reported on the reviews. We put the mouse buttons on top to resemble triggers and moved the mouse pad to the bottom to make it more comfortable. Also the actual size and shape were given to a focus group and it seems to fit well in men, women, and younger's hands. It's supposed to feel as natural as a video game controller as possible. Being hand held like a video game controller also lets you type with your thumbs as opposed to a normal keyboard and mouse such as the Logitech k400.


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Posted September 24 2013 - 10:13 AM

How small is this?

Is it too small to type the correct way?

If this is small, it isn't a competitor to the K400 anyway.

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Posted September 24 2013 - 02:20 PM

Have you looked at the Logitech Mini PC Entertainment Keyboard?

 

I had it for a bit, but ultimately found it too small for my purposes, which included some extended Web surfing. For cursory mousing and keying, like clicking and searching through DVR recordings, it was fine.


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Posted September 24 2013 - 03:35 PM

Schan, its not that small. Its a little bigger than an Xbox chat pad.

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Posted September 24 2013 - 03:37 PM

Cameron, I took a look at it and it does seem a little small.

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Posted September 24 2013 - 04:44 PM

Do you have dimensions?

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