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

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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12 Comments

1. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

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

3. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

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

5. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

i like your dp..! nice one

10. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Hey what's dp?

12. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

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11. bachelorrn0121

Posts: 57; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

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

2. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 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

4. JonBjSig

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

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

6. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 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.

7. Fallin

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

I had no issue installing and works pretty nicely.

8. AWiseGuy

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 30, 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

9. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

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