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How to use an Android smartphone as a PC wireless keyboard and mouse

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How to use an Android smartphone as a PC wireless keyboard and mouse
Earlier this year, we introduced you to TeamViewer – an awesome app used for controlling a computer remotely, even over the internet. In a nutshell, this handy tool displays the PC or Mac's desktop right on your smartphone's screen. However, that kind of setup is a bit of an overkill in some instances. For example, let's say that you've connected your laptop to an HDTV, enjoying some YouTube videos on the big screen. But at the same time, you don't happen to own a wireless keyboard or mouse, and getting off the couch in order to change what's playing is anything but convenient.

That's just a single example of a situation, in which a very useful app called RemoteDroid could be extremely useful. Basically, it turns your Android smartphone into a wireless touchpad and keyboard that connects to a computer over Wi-Fi. In this step-by-step how-to guide, we'll show you how it works.

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posted on 10 Dec 2012, 05:38 15

1. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

Once again, we see the true power of android in action :)

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 07:09 13

3. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)

Yes Android is the NXT Windows in the Mobile Platform ...and apple repeating the same mistakes lik in the MAC days ....

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 08:33 2

5. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)

i like your dp..!
nice one

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 15:47

10. andynaija (Posts: 755; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)

Hey what's dp?

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 04:52 1

12. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

display picture

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 17:49

11. bachelorrn0121 (Posts: 57; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

i'm using this app.. trolling.. /gg

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 07:06

2. buccob (Posts: 2459; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

Gmote Server has been out for years and I think its more flexible....

In addition to the features described in this article, Gmote allows you to:

Launch files on the PC
Open files that are stored on the PC, directly on the phone.

If you launch power point presentation, you can fully control it with the Remote Control on the android's screen.

If you launch music or videos, you can control it the same way.

Gmote is way better

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 08:16

4. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

Or you can use Unified Remote.
Several times more features.
Easy to install.
Available for both Android and Windows Phone.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 10:26

6. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

A wireless touchpad is good, I've been sitting on my couch using my tv as a monitor to watch my downloaded videos. Using VLC remote has been good, but it'd be nice if there was a wireless touchpad. I'll save some money with this app.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 13:12

7. Fallin (Posts: 69; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)

I had no issue installing and works pretty nicely.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 14:21

8. AWiseGuy (Posts: 68; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

There's a great YouTube video of someone using a Galaxy Note 2 as a computer. Watch this, it's pretty damn cool:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nh2NSLgaII

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 14:43

9. BattleBrat (Posts: 1388; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I like Advanced Touchpad by Arcoid, pinch to zoom, two finger strolling all the fun stuff

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