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Use a Wiimote to control your computer

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syncing the Wiimote requires you to press buttons 1 and 2 together for discovery mode

Say you lost your Apple remote control. Or you were in the market for a cheap wireless presenter tool for your computer. My suggestion would be to buy a Wiimote instead (SRP P1,800 in Greenhills) and download an appropriate Bluetooth sync application for your computer. Darwiinremote for Mac OS X and WiinRemote for Windows allow you to do precisely this – sync your Wiimote with your computer and use it to control the mouse and other applications.

I’d love to whip out a Wiimote while doing a presentation one day. It’s one of those attention grabbers any presenter would love to do at the beginning of their talk.

Thanks Jerome for this tip. You can read a detailed FAQ on how to do this at hackazine.

It’s not the Wii that’s a work of wonder – it’s the Wiimote!

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

2 replies on “Use a Wiimote to control your computer”

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Many would agree that the Wii is an amazing gaming device, but the true hero of the console is really the Wiimote. Aside from its obvious function as a gaming paraphernalia, it does, however, have other useful abilities.
 
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