HippoRemote Pro – Review
App Type: Uncategorized
By: RoboHippo LLC
Date Released: 1969-12-31
Price: 4.99User Rating:
First we had Air Mouse Pro, then we had the free WiFi computer remote app by Logitech. So the question is, why buy this one? This one is priced at $4.99 whereas Air Mouse Pro is currently $1.99 and the Logitech program is free.
For one thing, Hipporemote Pro has more features than the aforementioned alternatives. Another thing is that you can create custom macros in the program that can send keystroke combinations to the computer and start virtually any program or activity you wish with a single tap (for example, starting Windows Explorer in Vista is one of the many already built in). The app also has plugins for its own web browser, Twitter and Boxee.
More advantages: no extra software or downloads are needed for the program to work with Macs and Linux out of the box (although certain system settings have to be changed for it to work on the Mac). The computers can also be password protected from connection with the app so nobody can sneak up behind you and start messing with your computer.
As with all trackpad programs, a WiFi connection is necessary for the program to work with the computer. Hopefully future generations can have it work with infrared attachments. You can even change the background graphic for the app to one in your Photo Library (it automatically resizes it for you).
This app comes with a lot of features. It is the next generation of computer remote controls on the iPhone or iPod touch. If you can’t afford this one, there is also the HippoRemote Basic (to compete with Air Mouse Pro) and HippoRemote Lite (to compete with Logitech). I preferred the full-featured one, but it’s up to the individual. Recommended.
Would I Buy Again:Most probably.
Who Is It For:Those who like using the iPhone as a computer remote.
What I Like:Incredible amount of features.
What I Don't Like:A little pricey, but you get what you pay for.
Final Statement:After this app, all the other WiFi remote applications pale in comparison.
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