Use Your Android Device as a Remote Control (Mouse & Keyboard) for Your PC and PS3 via BlueputDroid

by Jawwad in Android, Mobile, Tips&Tricks | 1 comment


BlueputDroid thumb | Use Your Android Device as a Remote Control (Mouse & Keyboard) for Your PC and PS3 via BlueputDroidBlueputDroid is an interesting application for the Android that allows to use your device as a powerful keyboard and mouse based remote controller for a PC or a PS3. After pairing the phone with the PC/PS3 basically a green screen appears in the application that works as track pad for the navigation of the mouse cursor, a single click there works as left-click of the mouse button and double simulates the right-click. It’s pretty simple right?

There are two versions of the application – BlueputDroid is supported by the Ads but it is available for free. While BlueputDroid Pro is donation ware but on the positive side you get rid of the Ads. Following hosts has been tested to work with it, as mentioned by the developer:

- PS3: works
- Linux: works (tested on Ubuntu 10.10)
- Windows 7: not working yet
- MAC: ? (not tested)
- Vizio Internet TV: works

Before the jump please note that following devices are Not supported  for now!

  • Samsung Moment
  • Samsung Galaxy Spica
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab
  • HTC Eris
  • HTC Incredible
  • HTC Desire/HD
  • HTC Desire Z
  • HTC Hero
  • HTC Magic
  • HTC Evo 4G
  • HTC Aria
  • LG Optimus S/T/One

You can download the free version of the BlueputDroid from Android Market here.

Here is a demo video showing BlueputDroid in action to control a PC from an Android phone!

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  • IvanZ

    Interesting similar hardware-based approach presented with several additional use cases (next to “classic” mouse/touch pad/keyboard) also barcode scanner, for example, is presented in this video:
    http://youtu.be/lawrKeaO5rk

    The good thing about this one is that for controlled PC this approach does not require any software to be installed. Additionally, Android device doesn’t have to be rooted.

    BTW: The video is part of Indiegogo campaign, direct link to it is:
    http://www.indiegogo.com/at/hiDBLUE

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