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    Screw a Dinovo Mini, GRemote is Awesome

    Yes, you will need a compatible Windows Mobile smartphone, but if you do, GRemote is great. I was looking for a keyboard/mouse solution for awhile and I always hated IR/RF setups. Anyways, GRemote basically makes your touch screen a touch pad and extends your hardware keyboard to the computer.

    Here's a vid I made of GRemote in action with the carputer:
    GRemote carputer control

    Here's GRemote's page:
    http://gbmsoftware.com/

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    this looks cool, i've got a dinovo mini, but this would make a good bu, should work with my htc touch...

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    Wow never thought of this! This sounds great because

    1. Phone is supposed to be always with you. And as you are the driver, remote is there :-)

    2. Mobile mount allows to charge the phone

    3. Somebody calls you, you can use Bluetooth to respond or headset

    4. No cables, stylish looking

    But what is the best price/value smartphone out there? No fancy 16 Mio color, Iphone, additional service. Just talking and touchscreen.

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    Only thing is that the GRemote is ineffective until the computer is booted up to Windows. Would still need a keyboard around just in case you had to work outside of Windows. The same with the DiNovo Mini, as I have experienced with mine. That being said, this is kick-arse!
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    digging into some more details (before spending $)

    1. how do you connect (bluetooth, ir, wireless) bluetooth is a bit of a pain on pc side to setup (right stack driver etc.)
    2. what smart phone do you have/recommend

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    Quote Originally Posted by upspace View Post
    digging into some more details (before spending $)

    1. how do you connect (bluetooth, ir, wireless) bluetooth is a bit of a pain on pc side to setup (right stack driver etc.)
    2. what smart phone do you have/recommend
    You can connect via USB (like I did) or bluetooth. The phone is a Sprint HTC Touch Pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prochobo View Post
    You can connect via USB (like I did) or bluetooth. The phone is a Sprint HTC Touch Pro.
    Sounds good. USB to mobile mount where you plug your mobile. Hmm nice. Does it also charge via USB?

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    Old news. I posted this back last October. I have a DiNovo Mini now and I like it better than using my Kaiser as a KB/Mouse. Haven't tried the newest version yet, dunno if the touchpad supports landscape. Oh and this is still a Free software btw, the Pro (not out yet) version just adds customization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinuxRacr View Post
    Only thing is that the GRemote is ineffective until the computer is booted up to Windows. Would still need a keyboard around just in case you had to work outside of Windows. The same with the DiNovo Mini, as I have experienced with mine. That being said, this is kick-arse!
    I thought the DiNovo Mini is capable of working outside of windows due to the "SureConnect" technology it uses. One of the features I read is that the Mini is sort-of permanently paired, if you will, to the computer so that windows does not have to pair it every time the computer boots up?

    The reason I ask is because I just ordered one today
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanB95 View Post
    I thought the DiNovo Mini is capable of working outside of windows due to the "SureConnect" technology it uses. One of the features I read is that the Mini is sort-of permanently paired, if you will, to the computer so that windows does not have to pair it every time the computer boots up?

    The reason I ask is because I just ordered one today
    Yeah it'll work without Windows, you can use it to get to the BIOS. Just as long as you use its own BT receiver. The KB also has a button to pair it manually. I haven't had to press it for over 2 months.
    If you use a different BT receiver, it will not work until you get to Windows.

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