Read this if you saw Steve's keynotes

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by likosoad, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. likosoad macrumors member

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    Hi, I wanna know what weird little device Steve was using during he's keynotes to switch between slides, has anyone ever seen that thing before, maybe I'll buy, looks kinda cool for presentations :D
     
  2. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    It is probably a remote for the projectors he uses, they are HD so buying one of them would cost mucho denero). For you I would recomend this: AirClick
     
  3. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    I just use my mobile phone using Bluetooth. I have a Sony Ericsson t630, so most modern day phones can do it. You can also do other crazy things on a phone such as move the mouse pointer, control iTunes and even search songs in iTunes.
     
  4. likosoad thread starter macrumors member

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    I've heard many good things of it, what's the range of that thing? My experience with computers tells me bluetooth doesn't go as long distance as infra red. Correct me if I'm wrong (please do, I wanne be wrong:D )
     
  5. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    BlueTooth is supposed to go 10m (30ft), I don't know how long IR goes but I know that it has to be with in site of the receiver rather BlueTooth doesn't.
     
  6. nfs2 macrumors member

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    There are also newer bluetooth dongles that go for 100ft

    Bluetooth also has the added advantage of not being a "line of site" method. Meaning you can use it through walls etc, where as IR has to be in the line of site of the thing it connects to
     
  7. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    Enough to work all around my house (which is made of brick) or 30m away in my back garden. I use a CISCO dongle, so the extra cost may be the reason.
     
  8. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Why doesn't Apple, or a third party, has developed a remote with airport. Goes through walls and has plenty of range, no weak signal like infrared. I find it a strange (and cheap) solution Apple has come up with for the remote with frontrow.
     

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