Logitech DiNovo Mini (150$) vs Intelliremote (24$)

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Logitech DiNovo Mini (150$) vs Intelliremote (24$)

Postby Melloware » Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:02 am

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Re: Logitech DiNovo Mini (150$) vs Intelliremote (24$)

Postby fraganator » Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:01 pm

I came across the DiNovo Mini by chance at my local computer store a couple of months ago and thought it'd be a great idea for controlling my HTPC, but then I discovered the price and was a bit put off. Shortly after that I got an iTouch as a gift and immediately thought it'd make a great remote keyboard and mouse! I set about writing my own little server application to process mouse + keyboard network messages and was about to start on the iTouch application, but then I discovered Intelliremote on the app store. I was a little disheartened at first as someone had beaten me to the punch, but after checking it out it really is a fantastic application. I made sure to give it a 5 star review :) (it's a shame a lot of reviewers can't work out how to set the IP address and rate it poorly.)

Long story short, Intelliremote does everything that I wanted from the DiNovo Mini and SO much more, and at a fraction of the price. Thank you! I'm looking forward to Intelliphone 1.2 :)
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Re: Logitech DiNovo Mini (150$) vs Intelliremote (24$)

Postby Melloware » Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:02 am

Fraganator,

First of all thanks for the props!

Second, don't be too discouraged..I have been at this a long time (Intelliremote v1 started in 2001) so this app has been going for 7 years now. I originally wrote it only supporting 1 remote; the Creative Soundblaster RM-900 and look at how far its come.

I originally wrote the iPhone app just to teach myself Objective C and the iPhone SDK to see what it took. Plus I figured I would make my current Intelliremote customers happy. I had NO idea it would take off the way it has and seeing reviews like this one about replacing a 150$ piece of hardware. I get a LOT of flames about how this doesn't work for the mac, or how its deceptive is not FREE. But I didn't write it for them, I wrote it for the Intelliremote community but now I see it is taking on a life of its own. :)

thanks again for the review and feedback!
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Re: Logitech DiNovo Mini (150$) vs Intelliremote (24$)

Postby gizakon » Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:00 pm

Lol, I was just looking at that toy 2 days ago! I actually had my eye on it for quite a while since 1) I love logitech products, and 2) it not only combines a kb/mouse into a small handy package for a HTPC, but also is supposed to work with my PS3. But I'll be damned if I'm gonna pay $150 bucks when I know I already have the hardware and software at hand to do it already! (well, minus the ps3 control part, but I think I'm gonna go ahead and buy that IR remote I mentioned in my other post ;0)
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Re: Logitech DiNovo Mini (150$) vs Intelliremote (24$)

Postby Melloware » Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:10 pm

gizakon wrote: (well, minus the ps3 control part, but I think I'm gonna go ahead and buy that IR remote I mentioned in my other post ;0)


Please post a review here if you do buy that PS3 IR thing. A lot of people have asked me about controlling the PS3!! But since i don't own a PS3 its impossible for me to test all hardware etc.... I programmed all the X10 stuff but have NO hardware to test on. I count on Ripvega for all my X10 testing...I just throw it over the wall and cross my fingers. :)
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Re: Logitech DiNovo Mini (150$) vs Intelliremote (24$)

Postby Melloware » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:31 pm

Great blog post mentioning Intelliremote and why all the buzz about the new Logitech app for the iPhone.

http://morecontrol.com/2010/02/logitechs-touch-mouse-enters-annals-of-remote-control/
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Re: Logitech DiNovo Mini (150$) vs Intelliremote (24$)

Postby BubbaDude » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:16 pm

Intelliphone is a nice application, but it's not really equivalent to the DiNovo Mini just yet. Intelliphone is missing support for the Windows-specific keys on the Mini, such as the Start key and CTRL-ALT-DEL The Mini does just about everything a PC keyboard can do, except for cursor keys, so you can use it as a general-purpose keyboard replacement.

The Intelliphone is *potentially* a superior alternative to the Mini, esp. if you did an iPad version where you could put all the functions on the screen at the same time and avoid the mode-switching between remote, keyboard, and mouse. The iPad is a perfect platform for Intelliphone since a lot of its use is web browsing, IMDB, and e-mail while you're watching TV anyhow.

Why don't you get an iPad and see what kind of upgrades to Intelliphone it inspires? I'd be happy to beta test Intellipad 1.0.
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