There are many 2.4 GHz “magic” remote, often called Air mice, to use with Android devices or computer. They usually comes with a qwerty keyboard, and a gyro that allow you to move the mouse pointer on the screen by moving the remote around, and are much more convenient that a standard IR remote with Android mini PCs. Newer models such as Mele F10 Pro often include a microphone, and a jack to connect an headphone, but Rii Mini i28 is going a few steps further, some may even say a few steps too far, as it features a backlit QWERTY keyboard, Air mouse function, a microphone and a headphone jack, as well as a touchpad, and some of controls that make it look like a gamepad (No analog though).
Rii Mini i28 specifications:
- Keyboard – 70 Keys QWERTY keyboard with 27 backlit LEDs
- 10 buttons for arrow keys, vol -/-, trick modes, page up and down, and OK.
- Audio – Built-in Mic and headphone port
- Touch and Air mouse functions
- RF mode – 2.4Ghz GFSK
- Operating distance – Up to 10 meters
- Transmission power – Less than +4db
- Built-in battery capacity – 450 mAh
- Charging voltage – 4.4V ~ 5.25V
- Charging current – 300mA
- Power consumption – Operation Voltage: 3.7V. Sleeping Current class1: 86uA (0.318 mW), operating current: 60 mA (222 mW), and when backlit LED is on: 100mA (370 mW)
- Dimensions – 148 x 102 x 20mm
- Weight: 128g
The remote comes with the USB receiver to connect to your device or computer, a USB cable, and a user’s manual. Contrary to the Mele F10 Pro, they still managed to keep a tiny USB receiver, despite the added audio functions.
The device is said to work with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/8, Linux based distributions, and Android, as long as a USB port is available.