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axl74
December 24th, 2010, 05:37 AM
Hi there,

Beside my new BBox I also have a Logitech Revue.

It is much easier to navigate online content with the logitech revue keyboard because of its trackpad. Is there any chance to connect it with the BBox?

Thanks in advance
Axl

judgeschambers
December 24th, 2010, 05:56 AM
Not had one myself. If it connects via USB it's the only way it could be connected to the bbox. Even then it may not recognize it.

Bbox will work with most std mouse and keyboards. You could by one of them, but there is no way to import another product's remote.

gmd024
December 24th, 2010, 07:20 AM
Hi there,

Beside my new BBox I also have a Logitech Revue.

It is much easier to navigate online content with the logitech revue keyboard because of its trackpad. Is there any chance to connect it with the BBox?

Thanks in advance
Axl

Check the Rii remote - it's basically a mini version of the Revues' kbrd/trk pad - it connects via a USB dongle, backlit and it works fine on the BBox

axl74
December 25th, 2010, 06:16 AM
If it connects via USB it's the only way it could be connected to the bbox.

Hi,
the revue keyboard connects via RF to the revue, so no IR nor USB technique is used and it's also (as the BBox) able to work even if there is no line of sight.

That's why I asked in the first place. Possible both techniques are compatible!? Maybe a D-Link engineer could say more ...

But thanks anyway
Axl

judgeschambers
December 25th, 2010, 06:55 AM
Well, that's why I said I've never seen this Revue unit so I did not know if it had a usb dongle or something ...a physical connection. That's why I asked for clarification. ;)

No, there is no way to "reconfigure" bbox to use another remote or "learn" another brand remote. It's a little bit more complicated..... It could work in reverse though...i.e. get a learning remote or leaning keyboard and program it to control boxee. I believe the harmony remotes have a bbox config for them. If you really want to pursue this further to see if you can somehow get the Revue remote to work with bbox, then try www.dlink.com (http://www.dlink.com) and go through their support line.

Honestly, you'll have to buy another remote for a PC and plug it in via USB or get a Harmony Remote. It's the only way to add something to boxee box.

Sorry.

AKFubar
December 26th, 2010, 02:05 PM
Check the Rii remote - it's basically a mini version of the Revues' kbrd/trk pad - it connects via a USB dongle, backlit and it works fine on the BBox

Model number please?

neveroffline
December 26th, 2010, 02:44 PM
Model number please?

http://www.buy.com/prod/2-4g-wireless-cordless-rii-mini-pc-keyboard-touchpad-fr-pc-laptop-ps3/q/sellerid/18700237/loc/101/216681249.html

AKFubar
December 26th, 2010, 02:47 PM
Thanks! :)

gmd024
December 26th, 2010, 03:04 PM
http://www.buy.com/prod/2-4g-wireless-cordless-rii-mini-pc-keyboard-touchpad-fr-pc-laptop-ps3/q/sellerid/18700237/loc/101/216681249.html

That's the one -- the model # on mine is RT-MWK01

AKFubar
December 26th, 2010, 03:16 PM
Thanks again! :)

judgeschambers
December 26th, 2010, 03:48 PM
Wow, that's........way too small. LOL.

Cool it's backlit, but too small...LOL.

neveroffline
December 26th, 2010, 04:00 PM
Wow, that's........way too small. LOL.

Cool it's backlit, but too small...LOL.

Picture comparison...

szurlo
December 26th, 2010, 04:19 PM
Picture comparison...

Man, that thing looks awesome! The track pad works in the Boxee Box? Like in the browser? I assume you have to use those tiny directional arrows to navigate the UI menus, though?
Or do you use this solely for text entry and use the native remote for everything else?

gmd024
December 26th, 2010, 04:29 PM
Man, that thing looks awesome! The track pad works in the Boxee Box? Like in the browser? I assume you have to use those tiny directional arrows to navigate the UI menus, though?

The track pad works in all of the BBoxs' screens and so do the up/down and L/R keys

There's only one thing I can see to improve the Rii and that would be a larger track pad - it's pretty small and swiping up or down Left or Right to move the pionter doesn't move it very far per swipe

If the Rii had a track ball like the Lenovo N5901 it would be almost perfect

szurlo
December 26th, 2010, 04:37 PM
The track pad works in all of the BBoxs' screens and so do the up/down and L/R keys

There's only one thing I can see to improve the Rii and that would be a larger track pad - it's pretty small and swiping up or down Left or Right to move the pionter doesn't move it very far per swipe

If the Rii had a track ball like the Lenovo N5901 it would be almost perfect

Do the Play/Pause button, the Select button and the Menu button on the Boxee remote map to normal keystrokes? IOW, can you execute those functions with the Rii?

neveroffline
December 26th, 2010, 04:44 PM
The track pad works in all of the BBoxs' screens and so do the up/down and L/R keys

There's only one thing I can see to improve the Rii and that would be a larger track pad - it's pretty small and swiping up or down Left or Right to move the pionter doesn't move it very far per swipe

If the Rii had a track ball like the Lenovo N5901 it would be almost perfect

I kinda wish it had a trackball too, that hopefully you could easily clean...lol - but aside from that, it is a nice step up from the reg BB remote if you want the trackpad and more keys in a slightly larger format.

They also make this one with a larger trackpad:
http://usb.brando.com/usb-wireless-handheld-keyboard-and-touchpad-with-laser-pointer_p01955c034d015.html

and this one with a mouse "track" but its bluetooth:
http://usb.brando.com/mini-bluetooth-keyboard-with-mouse-track_p01954c034d015.html

gmd024
December 26th, 2010, 05:39 PM
Do the Play/Pause button, the Select button and the Menu button on the Boxee remote map to normal keystrokes? IOW, can you execute those functions with the Rii?

Play/Pause works in conjunction with the 'Fn, Function' button - the Escape button brings up the grayed drop-down menu and the enter allows for 'select'

gmd024
December 26th, 2010, 05:56 PM
I kinda wish it had a trackball too, that hopefully you could easily clean...lol - but aside from that, it is a nice step up from the reg BB remote if you want the trackpad and more keys in a slightly larger format.

They also make this one with a larger trackpad:
http://usb.brando.com/usb-wireless-handheld-keyboard-and-touchpad-with-laser-pointer_p01955c034d015.html

and this one with a mouse "track" but its bluetooth:
http://usb.brando.com/mini-bluetooth-keyboard-with-mouse-track_p01954c034d015.html

And another variation with a larger touch pad... http://www.amazon.com/ipazzPort-wireless-Keyboard-Control-Touchpad/dp/B004EOZLSE

agosanim
January 4th, 2011, 04:01 PM
http://www.buy.com/prod/2-4g-wireless-cordless-rii-mini-pc-keyboard-touchpad-fr-pc-laptop-ps3/q/sellerid/18700237/loc/101/216681249.html

Wonderful. Got one two days ago. It is much better that the boxee remote. The keyboard is better, back lit, the keys are actually a tiny bit bigger than the boxee keyboard and you can actually feel when you press a key. Very happy with it. I am using it on my HTPC. Haven't tried it on thr BB as it is unplugged at the moment waiting for sp3 to see if any significant improvements are made.

neveroffline
January 4th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Wonderful. Got one two days ago. It is much better that the boxee remote. The keyboard is better, back lit, the keys are actually a tiny bit bigger than the boxee keyboard and you can actually feel when you press a key. Very happy with it. I am using it on my HTPC. Haven't tried it on thr BB as it is unplugged at the moment waiting for sp3 to see if any significant improvements are made.

Glad I could help. :)

agosanim
January 4th, 2011, 05:16 PM
Glad I could help. :)

Yeah Thanks. This little thing even has scroll up, scroll down, page up, page down and probably a few I haven't discovered yet. Very nicely design. Rechargeable battery through the usb port. Someone actually took the time to design a pretty good product. It suppose to go for about a month a charge. I should see.

bearxor
September 7th, 2011, 06:18 PM
Sorry for bumping an old thread, but I did a search and it seems like this is the only place this is discussed.

The Revue keyboard works fine with Boxee Box. What you need is a Unifying Receiver, because the Revue keyboard (or mini controller) is simply using that. You can get that for about 16 bucks shipped from Logitech directly, or try to find a cheap mouse that uses the same receiver. You might have one laying around if you use a lot of Logitech Mice or keyboard.

Turn the Revue and the Revue keyboard off. Plug the Unifying Receiver in to your computer. If you don't have it, you'll need Logitech's unifying software. It comes with mice/keyboards that use Unfying or you can download it off their web site.

Start the Unfying software and it will tell you to turn your device on. Turn the Revue keyboard on and wait a few seconds and it will ask you to type something to make sure it works.

From there, you can plug the Unfying receiver in to your Boxee Box and it will detect the keyboard. To pair it back to the Revue, unplu the receiver from Boxee and hit the button on the back of the Revue where the little Unfying logo is.

It works, but the trackpad acceleration is REALLY slow and I don't see anywhere to change it.