Intel has launched a new Android app. Dubbed ‘Intel Remote Keyboard,’ the software will let you use it as a remote keyboard and mouse for your PC.
Intel designed the application with Mini PC’s in mind (think the Intel Computer Stick or the Chromebit) , but that doesn’t mean it won’t work on full-fledged Windows 7 or 8.1 personal computers. In fact, it should work rather well on any PC running Windows. All you need is the free Intel companion software installed on your computer.
The app is also ridiculously easy as far as setup goes. As long as your PC and smartphone are on the same Wi-Fi network, the Intel Remote Keyboard app will automatically detect your machine, no pairing necessary. Another beautiful thing about this new offering from Intel is that the orientation doesn’t matter–you can use it in landscape or portrait mode.
Will this effectively replace peripherals? Of course not, but it’s certainly a good backup if you ever find yourself without a mouse and keyboard. After all, I can’t imagine people giving up the versatility and normality of using a traditional mouse and keyboard.
If you’re interested in setting up the Intel Remote Keyboard, you can click here for the free companion software. You can scan the QR code or hit the download link below to get the free Android app.