www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

ATI Remote Wonder II
3.7 out of 10

ATI Remote Wonder II

Get wireless control of your PC and its applications with the Read more

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with ATI Remote Wonder II

Showing 1-10 of 17
Overall 10
10

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
5 August 2006
  • Pros: Use your computer just like a home theater system. Works great with my ati all in wonder 9600.
  • Cons: dont plug anything into the jacks on the side of the reciever unit, you'll fry it. This is my second remote wonder, though I have two remotes that both work. ha. It doesnt quite work up to 60 feet, maybe 20 if your lucky and have fresh batteries.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Does what it is supposed to

Mark C., Newegg
22 June 2006
  • Summary: It appears to recognize itself as a usb keyboard and mouse; 'course lirc can change the keymapping.
  • Pros: I bought this and several other pieces of hardware for my Fedora Core 4 mythtv box... plugged it in, and it immediately started working--no driver installs, nothing.
  • Cons: I've not tried experimenting with its limits, I've only used it in what would be considered "normal operating conditions", and there have been no issues with it, as far as I can tell.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Great - When it works

Damien C., Newegg
17 June 2006
  • Summary: Great when it works, otherwise you might as well just sit at the computer. I think and IR remote would have been cheaper and worked better.
  • Pros: Integrates well with ATI Media Center, and has plenty of regular and programable buttons and the software allows you to program what buttons do in different programs.
  • Cons: Since it's RF it seems to decide when it wants to work. Under certain conditions you have to be standing on the reciever for it to work. Even on good days it will only work in certain positions/locations.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Works with Linux

Anonymous, Newegg
25 January 2006
  • Summary: Recommend using a 15 ft (or 30 ft + powered USB hub) USB extension, to get the receiver to within 30 ft of where the remote will be used.
  • Pros: Works great with FC3 using lirc_atiusb. The trick is creating the right lircd.conf file. Works great with lirc and MythTV. Do not buy the RW-1 because it only has about a 6 ft range. Buy this one instead. Note: I have not tried this with Windows and therefore cannot render an opinion on that.
  • Cons: Only good for about 30 or 35 ft, not 60 as advertised. Works through 1 wall. AUX and PC buttons do not work with lirc_atiusb but all other buttons do and are programmable, even the thumb pad.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Don't buy Wonder I.. buy this one.

Sang J., Newegg
9 December 2005
  • Summary: I bought RW first one, but it was a really bad product. However, this second one is mostly fixed the problems from the first one. Good to use.
  • Pros: Good range..
  • Cons: Poor mouse control. Too sensitive.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Adam Y., Newegg
23 November 2005
  • Summary: Don't buy this remote if you plan on using it through a wall in your house or over a large distance. It simply doesn't have the signal strength for it. This is an excellent remote for an HTPC if you can put the receiver somewhere with a clean line of sight, however.
  • Pros: Highly Customizable; Good Driver Support for PC and Mac platforms; Joystick style mouse has good accuracy; sturdy construction.
  • Cons: Signal strength is a little low and can be an issue over large distances or through objects.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Don't waste your money

William A., Newegg
24 October 2005
  • Summary: Setup was easy. Lots of features. It has a range of about 2 feet. It would be a great product if it worked.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

don't be hating

Anonymous, Newegg
21 October 2005
  • Summary: i can't see why anyone could have problems with this remote. first off it works flawlessly with mmc and i couldn't ask for a nicer more feature rich remote.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Works pretty good, depending...

Troy H., Newegg
29 September 2005
  • Summary: I got this remote to use with my Media Center that is hidden behind a wall. The radio reception for it isn't all that it's cracked up to be, but if you're close enough to the transmitter it works OK. NewEgg, of course, got it to me way before schedule!
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Nice Looking, but lacks functionality for me

Joseph W., Newegg
31 August 2005
  • Summary: I bought this gem with my new ATI x600 Pro All-in-Wonder. Well, off the bat, this thing was giving me problems... The drivers had to be updated to work, and then the ATI Media center and Windows Media center started to conflict.
  • Read full review
Next page >>