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iPad remote control for Keynote?

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  • Jackreidy Calculating status...
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    May 25, 2012 6:21 PM (in response to Bill in Palo Alto)

    Just received an answer from Satachi. It only works with Keynote on the Mac, not with iOS.

  • ApMaX Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 26, 2012 12:27 AM (in response to Jackreidy)

    What???!!! They say:

     

    "Satechi Bluetooth Multi-Media Remote Control for iPhone, iPad & All Bluetooth OS". That is cheating or at least misleading. Not good for them.

     

    For Mac only, the Keyspan Presentation Remote by Tripp Lite model PR-US2 is much better!!!

    http://www.tripplite.com/en/products/model.cfm?txtSeriesID=847&txtModelID=3904

  • Techno-Nut Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 26, 2012 12:59 AM (in response to ApMaX)

    Yip - I sent Satechi an email asking if they can verify that the remote works with Keynote on iPad and the response I received was, "It will not. Unfortunately the remote only works with Keynote for Mac OS X at the moment."

     

    It's also worth remembering that the issue is not in finding a remote that works on the iPad (there are many options there), but finding one that works in Keynote. Apple of deliberately disabled remote functionality which is native to the OS in order to force the pairing within Keynote - INSANE, but true ...grumble, grumble, grumble.


  • mbstark Calculating status...
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    May 29, 2012 11:37 PM (in response to ApMaX)

    They say Bluetooth media remote, not presenter.

     

    FYI, Satechi has better presenter than the Keyspan, too:

     

    http://www.amazon.com/Satechi-Smart-Pointer-Wireless-Presenter-Function/dp/B000I 4YGEO

  • ApMaX Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 30, 2012 12:16 AM (in response to mbstark)

    For me the Keyspan Presentation Remote by Tripp Lite model PR-US2 is the best of all, hands down.

  • feival Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 29, 2012 4:31 AM (in response to Bill in Palo Alto)

    My friend who asked me to help him out on this has finally fixed this issue. However, as you all appreciate this required a jailbreak on his ipad. Not ideal but he now has an Eclipse Touch Mouse (£9.99 from play.com) working and it clicks forward in keynote. The mouse is slim and fits snuggly into the hand. That said, it cannot click backwards but he is happy with that limitation. Not ideal but frankly better than other current possibilities e.g. buy an iphone!

  • Alani Calculating status...
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    Nov 13, 2012 5:51 AM (in response to Tulse)

    Hi Tulse

     

    I'd like to thank you.  I have just come across your post ref NOT to pair the iPad with iPhone. 

     

    I purchased the Keynote Remote app some time ago with the intention of using my iPad 2 for presentations so that I could fly with only carryon luggage even when restricted by some airlines to 7kg. 

     

    Could I get it to work - no.  Until I read your post this morning.

     

    It became clear that the reason it wouldn't work is because I was pairing the iPhone with the iPad before trying to connect with Keynote on the iPad and Keynote Remote on the iPhone.

     

    So I turned off wifi, turned off bluetooth and started as you had suggested by just using bluetooth and pairing Keynote on the iPad with Keynote Remote on the iPhone.  It works!!! 

     

    For anyone else reading this who is trying to do this with an iPhone 3G - it works; that's what I'm using.

     

    So thanks again - well done

  • Tulse Level 5 Level 5 (5,790 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 7:12 PM (in response to Alani)

    You're quite welcome.

  • LoRob Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 16, 2012 2:09 AM (in response to Bill in Palo Alto)

    It's way easier to use your bluetooth Magic Mouse as a remote.  Left click to advance, right click to reverse.  You can also move the mouse over your other hand to use the arrow to point things out.  No dependence on wireless network, no need to create a network, already paired = simplest solution.

  • ApMaX Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 16, 2012 3:42 AM (in response to LoRob)

    Yet, the Bluetooth Magic Mouse is NOT ergonomic at all as a remote. Is there something like the Keyspan Presentation Remote indicated above?

  • LoRob Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 16, 2012 5:20 AM (in response to ApMaX)

    Agreed, its not as ergonomic as a dedicated remote. But in a pinch it works quite well, and a lot of people I know are unaware that it works, and they don't know the forward and reverse functions which can screw you up if you don't know why your slide just reversed instead of advanced.  Just thought I'd mention it for those who could use a back up plan when they can't get a WiFi or BT connection to KeyNote.

  • dab7418 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 16, 2012 5:24 AM (in response to LoRob)

    LoRob: thanks for your helpful suggestion. The mouse is a good back-up idea. I'm still looking for a real solution, however - e.g. the Logitec remote that works fine with my MacPro laptops. Why won't Apple help out with this obvious need?

  • ApMaX Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 16, 2012 5:34 AM (in response to LoRob)

    Do not get me wrong. It is a great idea (I did not know about it), and thanks for sharing!

     

    But Apple must open the iOS for other developers to support their remotes. Hopefully, soon.

  • Ernie ELISA Calculating status...
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    Dec 16, 2012 6:55 AM (in response to Alani)

    I agree with you Alani,

    The Keynote Remote app on the iPhone works fine to control Keynote presentations on the iPad.

    All you have to do is:

    1. switch on Bluetooth on both devices

    2. don't try to pair the two devices in the Bluetooth settings!

    3. Start Keynote Remote app on the iPhone (I used 3G and iPod touch)

    4. Start your Keynote presentation on the iPad

    5. Go to Tools/Advanced/Remote, enable Remotes

    6. Select "Your iPhone" and enter the 4-digit passcode

    7. You now should be able to play the slideshow by Keynote Remote.

  • Ernie ELISA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 16, 2012 6:56 AM (in response to Ernie ELISA)

    and, sorry, of course Tulse

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