updated 05:45 pm EDT, Mon April 25, 2005
Griffin AirClickUSB Remote
Griffin Technology today announced that it is now shipping the , a unique wireless remote control for Macs. The AirClickUSB Remote uses RF technology that allows users to control their computers from up to 60 ft. away. "Users do not have to be in line of sight, making AirClick ideal for controlling applications remotely. RF signals pass through walls, so users do not even have to be the same room." Each AirClickUSB package ships with a remote, a USB receiver, a software CD and a USB extension cable for maximum flexibility in receiver placement. The AirClickUSB ships with the ability to control a number of popular applications, including: iTunes, PowerPoint, Keynote, QuickTime and DVD Player. It is available now for $40.
The small, elegant remote control features five buttons: play/pause, next track, previous track, volume up, and volume down. Each button can change its functionality depending on the application it's controlling. The AirClickUSB remote is identical to the AirClick for iPod remote and can be used to control either iPod or PC. Each AirClick receiver has the ability to be paired to any remote unit, so a single remote could be used for controlling either an iPod, a computer, or both.