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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Remotive Turns Your WP7 Device Into A Media Center Remote Control

Posted by Adam Krebs in "Windows Phone Software" @ 04:30 PM

http://social.zune.net/redirect?typ...64-00237de2db9e

"If you've been looking for a way to easily control your PC's music collection with your new Windows Phone 7 handset, have a look at the Remotive app created by Sharkfist Software. The $1.99 app allows you to remotely navigate your music collection on your Windows Media Center PC (requires the installation of Remotive Server for Windows Vista/7). With this app, users can browse by album/artist/album artist, select music, and see what's currently playing. A future update will bring remote volume control."

Remotive looks to be an awesome and easy-to-use Windows Media Center remote application for your Windows Phone 7 device. With it, you can control your music anywhere in the house--or even all over the world--from your home machine to your handset. It's attractive and fits with the Windows Phone 7 / Zune aesthetic, and it all seems to be fairly snappy. A server application (free from the developer's website) installs to your Windows Vista or 7 PC and handles all of the setup for you, with a few extra tweaks needed if you want to use Remotive over your cellular data network. Albums display with thumbnails and can be grouped by artist, and just as in the Music app a long press will give you options to play or add to quick list. Volume control and search features are coming in a future release. For more info, James from the Digital Media Zone gives a good walkthrough in this YouTube video. The app is $1.99, but a free trial which limits control to the first 50 albums/artists will give you a sense of what the app can do.


Thursday, April 26, 2007

Harmon/Kardon Drive + Play 2 Zune Compatible

Posted by Aaron Roma in "Zune Accessories" @ 05:50 AM

http://www.ubergizmo.com/15/archives/2007/04/harman_kardon_drive_play_2.html

"Most cars these days come with an audio system that offers connectivity with your portable audio player, but the Harman Kardon Drive + Play 2 offers something different as it features an iPod-and-Zune compatible connection hub, a 3.5" color display, a wireless control knob for volume adjustments, music selection, and iPod menu controls that are mounted wherever convenient."

The Drive + Play 2 system from Harman/Kardon is total car solution for your DAP, including power, connectivity (direct or FM transmitter), and remote control, and display screen. Although the system claims to be compatible with most DAPs, including Zune, I a little leery of how well this product integrates with non-Apple players. Looking over the product information a little, the system has very nice integration with an iPod, but I wonder if this product would be more than just a glorified FM transmitter for Zune. Anyone have any experience with the Drive + Play 2 system?

Tags: car, remote

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Zune Wireless Remote Controls Your Xbox 360

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Hardware" @ 01:00 PM

http://zuneinsider.com/archive/2007/02/13/use-your-zune-wireless-remote-to-control-your-xbox-360.aspx

"Hope everyone had a great weekend. Me? Good. For those of you who went and got the Home A/V Pack or the Zune Wireless Remote and have an Xbox 360, here's a back door tip/trick. I actually learned this the other day from two of my buddies from the Zune team: Damon and Jeremy (what's up guys!). Check the video I made - thanks Jeremy for the camera work."



The video says it all - I don't think this is something I'd use personally, but it's fantastic to see that Microsoft made sure that their hardware worked well together.


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