Making the iPad a wireless keyboard for your iMac?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by seasurfer, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if anyone will write an app to turn the iPad into a wireless keyboard for your iMac or desktop. It will turn the iPad into the coolest keyboard on earth at the moment, though an expensive one.
     
  2. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    If I could use it as a remote desktop for my Mac Mini, that would be so cool. I would definitely run an HDMI cable from the office to my TV for that type of control.
     
  3. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    If I were going to use it as a wireless keyboard, I would have bought one for $450 less. Remote control would be nice however, with greater control than the iPhone due to the larger screen
     
  4. agkm800 macrumors 6502a

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    There's already an app for that. Check out Air Mouse. It has a great trackpad as well.
     
  5. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    When there are 140,000+ apps, it's hard to keep track of them all. :D ;)

    Thanks for this BTW. I'll look into it more at another time. :cool:
     
  6. Ka Ora! macrumors regular

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    Just need to port Synergy to it, I doubt it will take too long for someone to do it. Which interests me as I tried using my MP with a second Touch Sensitive screen plugged in but the cursor jump was to annoying when using it with an on screen keyboard. Using the iPad as an expensive keyboard suits me.:eek: Good for custom short cuts in Maya and 3ds

    http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/
     
  7. Phil Lee macrumors 6502

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    You can already use Air Mouse as a wireless keyboard and mouse on the iPhone. I see no reason why they couldn't produce an updated version of the app for the iPad.
     
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Just pixel double the keyboard :rolleyes:
     
  9. seasurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    LOL...I will buy an iPad and make it into my keyboard for my iMac.
     
  10. gianly1985 macrumors 6502a

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    There's already an app for that. Some apps, actually. Search "VNC" on AppStore. It should work like a charm with WIFI N on the iPad side and Gigabit Ethernet on the Mini side. (and an Airport Extreme in the middle)
     
  11. gianly1985 macrumors 6502a

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    I think Apple sells the BEST wireless keyboard in the world: solid, compact size, perfect typing feedback. Why use a feedback-less stupid touch screen as a keyboard? That's the stupidest thing. You'd rather use the iPad as a touchpad (AirMouse, etc., on appstore) or as a VNC client.
     
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  13. montblanc1 macrumors member

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    Remote Pro would be perfect!

    Don't use Air mouse! Single function
     
  14. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    logmein.com for remote controlling a computer.

    good idea using it as a keyboard/mouse!
     
  15. johnnyhow macrumors regular

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    That is one heck of an expensive wireless keyboard!
     

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