(2015-02-26 23:05)warrenfrost Wrote: [...] Which seemed perfect until I discovered (along with many others) that the air mouse functionality cannot be permanently turned off, which renders it fairly useless for XBMC use (for me anyway).
So I've just ordered one of these :-
Not only is it very cheap, but it has trackpad like mouse capability instead of air mouse. This means you only use the mouse functionality when you actually need it - much better.
This looks to be the same remote as the one I've looked at in my message above ( http://www.amazon.com/Aerb-Multifunction...B00K768DHY
), which doesn't seem to fit the bill: according to the specs it is an air-mouse (these seem to be popular with Chinese manufacturers although they are no more than a gimmick and quite useless for actual 10-feet control), and from reviews of people on Amazon (on the above linked item and a few other item pages of the same device with different branding) it looks like the air mouse auto starts if you press any of the buttons on the remote side - which will make it unusable.
Still, I'd like to hear your personal review of the unit.