acer remote Acer readying touch friendly remote for clear fi

It might not look like much, but Acer's upcoming RMTP-S1Q remote is a step in the right direction as far as we're concerned when it comes to basic navigation of a home theatre PC. It can be used as both a touch pad and a basic remote control, although it's not as fancy as the model Acer offers which also doubles up as a touch sensitive keyboard.

It might not look like much, but Acer's upcoming RMTP-S1Q remote is a step in the right direction as far as we're concerned when it comes to basic navigation of a home theatre PC. It can be used as both a touch pad and a basic remote control, although it's not as fancy as the model Acer offers which also doubles up as a touch sensitive keyboard.

Details of the new remote leaked via the FCC and it's made by a Hong Kong company called Syuin Connector. It has a built in rechargeable battery and operates over a 2.4GHz RF link and it looks like the receiver will be built into whatever device that the RMTP-S1Q will be paired up with. It has a usable range of about 8-10 meters and it also sports a G-sensor which will auto detect which way you're holding the remote so the mouse cursor will always move the correct way around.

acer remote Acer readying touch friendly remote for clear fi

It's compatible with Windows 7 and Acer's new clear-fi media center software which was announced earlier this year at CES. In basic mode, the RMTP-S1Q is a touch pad, although it features a backlight which might be handy in dark environments, such as a home theatre room. It doesn't have any physical clickable buttons though, so you'll have to live with tapping the pad instead. However, it does feature multi-touch for scrolling which should make it a bit easier to navigate around Windows with it.

Press the mode button and a selection of icons will light up which includes a menu key, a switch key, previous and next track, play/pause, stop, volume up/down and quick access buttons for video and music playback. These all work as you'd expect, although judging by the fact it's been designed for Acer's clear-fi software, it's unlike that it can be used with other applications. The switch key enables switching between various modes beyond audio and video playback, such as image gallery and what not. Hopefully this will be a standard feature on a lot of systems from Acer, as it looks like a neat little solution that we wouldn't mind getting thrown in as a bundled extra.

Source: Wireless Godness