AMEX Digital have taken a break from making DVD and Blu-ray decks to unveil their new RM-mp1 remote control. Using Wireless USB rather than IR or a proprietary RF link, the RM-mp1 works as a media remote, a presentation controller and for general PC control courtesy of the built-in touchpad and mouse buttons. It’s also fitted with a USB pointer for momentarily dazzling anybody who tries to throw eggs at you during presentations.
A dedicated slide-show button kicks off presentations and photo galleries, and there’s a huge Media Center/Start menu shortcut down at the bottom. A built-in 3.7V battery is recharged via USB, and AMEX Digital include a Wireless USB dongle for linking the remote up with computers lacking the technology. The whole thing measures just 104 x 38 x 12mm.
The RM-mp1 appears to be Windows only – AMEX Digital say it’ll work with Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP and Vista – and will be available in black and white. No suggestion of price or release date, though.