Instead of mouse and trackpad

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  1. Tsurugaya

    Tsurugaya Active Member

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    I was thinking that it would be nice if I could use my Smartphone as a replacement for mouse or trackpad on the Surface, maybe even keyboard. It could connect either over WiFi or Bluetooth. I'm on Android, but am curious to know if something like that exists for iOS as well, that would be proof that it can be done.
     
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    On Windows Phone there is an App called PC Remote that does just that... it also available in the Windows Store. Its like Smart Glass for PCs...
     
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    You can also try Mouse without Borders

    Official Windows desktop app:Download Microsoft Garage Mouse without Borders from Official Microsoft Download Center
    Official Windows phone companion app: Mouse Without Borders | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    It doesn't do everything you want, but its a pretty cool tool and all Microsoft, so perhaps compat will be better than a 3rd-party tool?



    If you have 2+ computers at your workstation and separate screens/keyboards for each system, mouse without borders will change your life. Only need one keyboard and mouse and no KVM any more :)
     
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    Android, Android, Android!
    It's right there in the opening post, it has to work on an Android phone. There are lots of remote apps, but they have too many functions. One screen trackpad, swipe screen get your standard keyboard you use on the phone. In portrait you can probably have trackpad and keyboard on same screen.
     
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    Hehe google play/android app store is sorely lacking in useful apps it seems :p
    Better get a Windows phone. Nokia 520 with no contract was $59.99 at Fry's for a while...
     
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    Windows phones are almost impossible to find in Bangladesh.
     
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    Understood. If you do want to check them out at a retailer though, try this link:
    Store Locator - Nokia
     
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    Ahh Nokia, yes they're big here on flip phones, very popular as phone is protected in trouser pocket when closed.
     

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