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Vista Mc Remote Combo

Vista Mc Remote Combo
alaScore 79

19 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the build quality. The value for money also gets good feedback. Many are critical about the design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Vista Mc Remote Combo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Vista Mc Remote Combo

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Vista Mc Remote Combo from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Keyboards on Amazon.com.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Gyration GYR3101CKUS Media Center Remote with Compact Keyboard

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No Mouse is actually included

 

If you don't actually need an actual mouse and your cursor control needs are fairly minimal, then the in-air gyro-remote will do the trick. I was looking for an actual mouse and keyboard and remote, and I found the way this was advertised on here a bit...

I've been happy with a full sized keyboard and Gyration Mouse. This was my second purchase

There's not actually a mouse in this set. The Remote is supposedly an "In-air cursor control

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Awesome remote

 

Essential for an HTPC.

Fantastic for any Media Center. I use the remote 90% of the time, and use the keyboard sparingly. Easy to program, though I wish there were more logical buttons to program... particularly for a Home Theater Receiver. The range is great, and since it...

The mouse buttons work fine, but start to lose their tactile feel. The right click now feels spongy. Tech support responded quickly, and I'm in the process of doing an RMA. Hopefully they've improved the product.

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Fantastic

 

The keyboard works perfect. What can i say, it's a keyboard. There is some lag on both the keyboard and remote, this is to be expected from any wireless device. I love this setup and would recommend it to anyone with an HTPC.

The other guy must have gotten a bad remote because i have all of my units programmed just fine into this remote. The last couple of buttons that did not program with the code, you can easily program manually with the learn button. This remote is so...

This remote is only good for about 1 year. A design flaw on the small buttons causes them to get very mushy after 8 months and eventually they stop working. My second remote is already starting to get hard to use. Not to worry though, they know of this...

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Fancy Mouse in a Cheap Remote

 

I gave the Product 5 eggs for the mouse and keyboard function, 1 egg for the remote, so the average was 3 eggs.

The gyration air technology is by far one of the coolest things that have surface for mice and pointer devices in last 10 years. The ability to move your pointer around simply by swinging the remote is very easy and intuitive, almost as intuitive as...

The universal remote feature is pretty much worthless. It's a very basic off the shelf universal remote like the ones you buy for 10 bucks at a big box store, you have to input device codes, which are way out of date and they don't have current...

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Works well w/Vista

 

It's interesting to see people familiar with the Wii remote be able to pick this up and work it right away. From what I've read, Gyration actually developed the prototype for the Wii remote.

I've had this Gyration mouse/kb for almost a year, it works great with my HTPC running VMC. Works better than my *real* MS media center remote since it's RF and I don't need to worry about line-of sight as I did with the IR remote.

They KB sometimes misses characters or repeats them unexpectedly, so fast typists need to slow down a bit.

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Gyration GYR3101CKUS USB RF Wireless Mini Vista Media Center Remote combo Learning, IR&RF, mouse, 88-key KB - Retail

 

If all you care about is controlling your media PC, this thing is decent. As a universal remote, it's worse than useless.

The air mouse feature is pretty cool, and works well enough. The keyboard is nice and small, so it can be easily put out of the way when not in use.

First of all, a lot of the smaller buttons on the remote are mushy. They just don't feel right. But my main beef with this remote is its universal remote feature. Supposedly, you can program this remote to control your tv, receiver, dvr, etc. Well, I...

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Great Great!!

 

Originally only bought the remote. Picked up the keyboard after owning the remote about 2 months. Used same receiver without any issues. As someone else said, keyboard is a little small, but totally usable. Has a ton of shortcut keys on the keyboard....

Easy setup, great range, gyro mouse is awesome!!

If you want total functonality, you must use Win MCE.

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So intuitive, the perfect compliment for your HTPC

 

I can't think of another product that makes using your PC easier with your Home Theater.

Works right out of the box, and is easy to figure out. The remote is a perfect combination of a/v control and air mouse. The keyboard is nicely integrated. You only have to plug in the one usb receiver. Keyboard works very well and is about as hard to...

Comes with alkaline batteries and no charging station... I guess it really depends on how long batteries last.

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Great for the Media Center PC

 

I absolutely love this keyboard/remote combo. I use my bedroom PC as a media center and this combo works quite well for my needs. The remote makes it very easy to go from channel surfing to web surfing (although there is a slight learning curve to get...

Well designed, high quality, works very well, gyro mouse feature of remote.

Keyboard a bit cramped feeling. Sometimes the keyboard skips letters when typing (possibly low battery or wireless intereference???)

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Amazing with Vista x64

 

I will be trying to setup remote with my projector....though i am highly satisfies with this product....if you are looking for a HTPC setup nobody beats this...

WOW can only describe this...mouse with remote works amazingly well...it handles my vista x64 setup without any issue...2 min setup. With remote i can hibernate and come back too...works with powerdvd, media center and many other appas a default...

this is the best product as of now for vista x64

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Product Specifications

With Gyration¿s intelligent Media Center Remote featuring MotionSense, the world just got a little bit easier to navigate.No strings, no wires, no tricks, no gimmicks - just better technology allowing a more comfortable, portable mouse to operate in the air or on the desk.Take control of your applications with a flick of the wrist. The Media Center Remote combines the functionality of an In-Air Mouse with a Media Center PC remote and Universal IR control.It¿s the perfect companion for home entertainment and PC convergence, offering complete access to your PC.The remote is Microsoft Green Button certified and includes the one touch access to the Windows Media Center interface.The IR Universal remote allows you to control three A/V electronic components including televisions, DVD players, cable/satellite set top boxes, and more.The Media Center Remote with MotionSense, a gyroscopic subsystem containing sensory devices to sense motion, allows you to take control with natural in-air hand motions.It provides five degrees of freedom and 360° roll compensation to deliver any rolled orientation and produces true X-Y moon, dynamic drift compensation, and drift correction during motion.Experience the patented MotionSense technology inside the Media Center Remote that delivers precise in-air cursor control, accuracy, convenience, and functionality.Use natural and comfortable wrist movements to take control of your content on your computer.Interference free 2.4 GHz RF allows you to take mouse control from up to 100 feet away with no line of sight restrictions.Enjoy optimum control of your entertainment system with the universal IR learning capabilities which can control other consumer electronic components.Gyration¿s compact keyboard has an ergonomic, portable design with protective cover.The keyboard features 88 whisper quiet keys plus 15 hotkeys for Internet, e-mail and media access. Technical Support - Phone: 1-888-340-0033 E-Mail: support@gyration.com.
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