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Cellphone like input for text on media center PC

ruin20 (1242396) writes | more than 5 years ago

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ruin20 (1242396) writes "I've been thinking about the control issues surrounding media center pc's for a while now. The big problem I have is that my living room, and most living rooms I come across, don't have sufficient flat surfaces for mousing and keyboards are cumbersome and uncomfortable if not sitting at a desk. I've come to accept the idea of a joystick or motion control embedded in a remote like object for pointing but I have yet to find a controller that has a good solution for text input. Then I realized that if the controller had some form of T9 or Word recognition like cellphones, then the process might not be so bad. It would allow use of something similar to this or even just strait cellphones in a manner that wouldn't painfully unfamiliar. Does anyone know anything that actually works like this? I would love to get rid of my cable subscription and instead rely on video RSS but I have two very non-technical roommates that will pitch a fit if they couldn't do everything with just a remote in a semi-familiar fashion."
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