With desktop and notebook systems becoming increasingly popular in the living area it’s no surprise that the latest systems offer an all in one solution for your multimedia solutions. One peripheral that closes the deal in offering you versatility as part of a multimedia setup is a PC remote control. Just like using any other type of control such as your televisions or music centre, a remote provides you with an alternative way to interact with your computer.
OK, Big deal! Why do I need a one?
Well, there are many benefits to having a PC remote. If you have your computer setup in the living area for example you can easily access your photos, videos and other important files with the touch of a few button presses. As with any remote you can do this from virtually anywhere in the room just like your standard TV control. If you enjoy watching movies from your computer or listening to music then a PC remote will allow you to flick between tracks, adjust volume, view your favourite photos and so much more, in fact the possibilities are endless!
A wide choice to choose from!
Many of the newer models of PC remote come with added features such as integrated touch screen keyboard for example and touch pad, meaning you have the functionality of a standard keyboard and mouse all in one device with no cables. The great thing about PC remote controls is that operating systems such as windows 7 and XP come with additional applications that allow easy integration of this type of device, this is clearly evident with Microsoft’s media centre setup that comes included in most old and new computer systems.
What type of PC remote are you looking for?
When looking for a PC remote you will need to take into consideration a number of factor including features, design and price. If you simply want a remote that will perform the basic of functions such as adjusting volume, easy access to videos, photos and music then your standard type of remote will be sufficient. The standard types look just like your conventional television and dvd player remotes in size and are great for those looking for portability. If you want a PC remote that will allow you to control just about anything as well as being able to interact with your computer then a more advanced model of remote will best be suited. As mentioned before there are some more expensive units that come with a touch screen display as well as integrated keyboard meaning you can do simple tasks such as writing or replying to emails from the comfort of your sofa. The choice is yours.
The important thing to remember is that a remote will only provide the most benefit to those that are not directly sitting in front of there desktop or notebook system. If you want to turn your computer into a multimedia power house then a PC remote is certainly a required addition.