04-08-2012 05:57 AM
Sorry if this has been asked before, I couldn't find it in previous threads.
The Revue remote is basically an advanced Logitech Harmony remote talking to the Revue. So I'm wondering if it is possible to connect the device directly to a computer, to use as the wireless mouse and keyboard of said computer (I'm running Windows 7 32-bit).
I'm not talking about just piping the media from the computer to the Revue, but using the Revue Remote as the keyboard and mouse of the computer like you would any other wireless mouse and keyboard (or the Logitech K400, for example). I ask more as I'm trying to clear the clutter of having an additional keyboard and mouse if I don't really need one.
04-08-2012 06:32 AM
It is possible. but you will need a unify adapter (you may already have one, if you already have a recent Logitech cordless mouse)
Check out the reviews regarding the Logitech Revue keyboard on a PC at...
(click the "feedback" tab at that link)
04-10-2012 09:47 AM
Go to the below provided link and purchase the unifying receiver and you will be set.
All you need to do once you acquire the receiver, is plug the receiver into computer, Pair the Revue keyboard with your computer and then use it.
You will only be able to use the revue keyboard as a very basic keyboard. You will not be able to use any of the advanced buttons features or functions.
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04-10-2012 10:08 AM - edited 04-10-2012 10:10 AM
Another option is, Instead of buying directly from Logitech for $10 + $6.15 S&H ($16.15 shipped), you could purchase through a third-party Logitech retailer, such as Newegg.com and get the Logitech Unifying 2.4Ghz receiver (993-000439) AND a Logitech 3 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser Mouse (910-001316) included for a total of $10 + FREE Shipping @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8
Logitech K700 (920-003039) Black RF Wireless Keyboard/Trackpad Controller for Google TV
- Excellent placement of an extra left click button on the top left of the board
- Satisfyingly solid and "clicky" keys
- Solid overall construction. Logitech has always made a good quality product.
- Very thin and easy to hold due to the extruded upper base which holds the (2 AA) batteries
- Aforementioned upper base has a rubber stopper to prevent sliding
- Good range from the couch (20 ft, only moderate success from 30 ft through a corner)
- No Left Alt key
- No dedicated middle click
- The Logitech Unifying Software must be installed to use (although it sets up easily and does not seem bloated.) This may be an issue for computers which will not boot through bios without a keyboard.
- Keys cannot be remapped through the Unifying Software as far as I can tell
There is a right click button next to the right side "Alt" key. FN+click is also right click.
Some FN/extra keys are not mapped in Windows, probably since it was not designed for it. Out of the box, mapping goes (top/bottom, left/right):
- Mute and vol +/-: Work
- TV: Nothing
- Guide: Open WMC/TV Guide while in Windows Media Center
- DVR: Nothing
- AVR/STB/TV (and FN+key): Nothing
- FN+A/B/C, etc on number keys: Nothing
- Back arrow: Works like browser back button
- Home key: New Chrome window from desktop, works as Home browser button in Chrome
- D-pad: Works as expected
- OK: Mapped straight to Enter
- "+/-" buttons beside Left Shift/Ctrl: Nothing, although the FN+Pg Up/Pg Down do work
- "Star" key: Nothing
- Window/PIP(?): Nothing
- REW/Play/Pause/FF: All work in XBMC, FN+key does nothing