Initially good remote. Poor service, no warranty despite claim.
Ben M., Newegg
24 July 2012
Summary: After 9 months, the remote stopped working, and wasn't due to a battery or battery contact issue. Despite having a 1 year warranty and initially being told to return the remote as it was under warranty, Adesso refuses to honour a warranty from outside of the US. They point to a policy that was not visible to a customer purchasing from Newegg.ca.
Pros: Immediately worked with linux, easily configurable with XBMC. Directional pad was quite nice to use, often avoiding needing to get a mouse out.
Cons: Right-click button and info button are the same thing (they send the same signal), meaning that there are 2 buttons for only 1 function.
Pros: It does what the package says. The mouse is great and it works as advertised on Windows Media Center.
Cons: It is not a universal remote. In other words I can change the channel of my TV with it within Windows Media Center but I can't turn my TV on to begin with. There is also no way to turn the PC back on using the remote (although that would be difficult).
Summary: Purchased the remote for use with a DIY XBMC setup, it's worked flawlessly so far. The mouse functionally seems a bit superfluous, though the presence of the mouse buttons on the remote let it resume from sleep mode (with PCs that have an option to wake on keypress or mouse click).
Summary: This remote cannot send keyboard commands as well as some other MCE remotes. It took quite a bit of time to figure out why that was (it has to do with the IR receiver being of a different standard). The things it does, it does well enough (I had some issue with the wake button acting funky sometimes). I was just hoping for some more flexibility in programming it.