Have you ever wanted to expand the features of your Android device by making it act as a mouse, keyboard, or game controller? There are some solutions available in the market that allows you to do his however what’s probably one of the best solutions is by using InputStick.
InputStick is a wireless USB receiver that plugs into a computer and establishes a link between that computer and your Android device. All that is needed is to run the companion app on a device running on at least Android 2.3 and everything is good to go. You can use your mobile device as a keyboard, mouse, game controller, presentation remote, barcode scanner and even a password manager.
Some of the advantages of InputStick over other methods include
- Physically plugged into USB port, so it is compatible with ANY USB-enabled hardware
- Easy to use as generic USB mouse or keyboard
- Works out of the box
- Size: 57 x 19 x 9 mm.
- Weight: 8g.
- Interface: USB 2.0 (full speed).
- Wireless connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1.
- Range: up to 10m.
Requirements and Limitations
- Android 2.3 or later, with Bluetooth radio
- At least one available USB port
- USB host must supply at least 100mW power
- OS must allow to attach new USB devices
- USB host must support given USB class
InputStick is currently a campaign over at Indiegogo with a target to reach $4,000. So far $591 has been pledged with 23 days left to go before the campaign ends. If you wish to support this project a donation of $39 will allow you to own a black or white version of the device which is expected to ship out on March 2014.