Using a mobile as a bluetooth remote

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ChrisSoutham, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. ChrisSoutham macrumors newbie

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    First posting, hope it's in the right place!
    I've enjoyed the wonders of my Mac mini for a long while now, and now with a video iPod I'm converting a lot of video media.
    Last night I installed FrontRow - which is great fun, but now I need a remote so I can lie in bed and use it! I've had a look on the Apple site and I don't think the new Apple Remote is suitable, you can only control the iPod with it combined with a universal dock (am I right?).

    I have a Motorola RAZR v3, and wondered if it was possible use this as a remote via bluetooth? Has anyone tried it?
    It seems like an ideal solution, but if not, can anyone recommend a suitable good remote?

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Does the RAZR work with Salign Clicker? If so then does Front Row expose a usefull AppleScript dictionary? If yes to both you are in business :)
     
  3. carpe diem macrumors 6502

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    Yeah use salling clicker its amazing (You need to do quite a bit of scripting though :( )
     
  4. ChrisSoutham thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well Salling Clicker doesn't support the V3 but I could use my old P800.
    Looks like SC has a sticky topic on the forums related to FrontRow - someone's already written the scripts :)
     
  5. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

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    I know for sure you can use Sony Ericsson phones as a remote control via iSync... not too sure about Motorolla phones..

    Has anyone used SailingClicker with Sony Ericsson phones?
    When i try to use it, it says the script isn't recognizable in Terminal... or something along those lines..
     
  6. croshtique macrumors 6502

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    if you don't/can't shell out for Salling Clicker, Salling also offers free remote control profiles for a few apps (although only new-ish SonyEricsson phones come with this feature).
     

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