2.4 G Motion Sensing Air Mouse

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The model MX3 is also known as the Aerb Air Mouse. The general description for these devices is Wireless Air Mouse. This is a 2.4 G RF wireless remote with keyboard and mouse functionality. It has a Gyro motion sensor, 81 key keyboard, and operates on less than 10mA of power consumption. The Chinese manufactured product ships with a box labeled 'Air Mouse' and the model X000LJA8WL denotation. The box also displays common logos for Android, Microsoft Windows, MacOS, and Linux.

SPECIFICATIONS:

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  • Transmission and control: 2.4 G RF wireless radio-frequency technique
  • Sensor: 3-Gyro + 3-Gsensor
  • 81 Key remote control
  • Control distance: 10m
  • Battery Type: 2 AAA
  • Working Power: Less than 10mA in the work condition
  • Standby Power: Microampere, almost no power, in line with the European 'Energy star' environmental standard
  • Material: Plastic and silicone
  • Weight: About 100g

OPERATING SYSTEMS:

  • Google/Android OS
  • Mac OS
  • Linux OS
  • Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows CE, Windows Mobile

It ships with a 2.4G Wireless Transmitter USB plugin unit, the remote, and a user guide that is a single one sided card.

  • 1Review
  • 2User Guide
  • 3MythTV Support

Review

Low rating because Aerb is half way there. For under $30.00 this remote is not a bad deal. Yet it has some shortcomings which might cause some users to start pulling out some hair. The main problem with this remote and many similar 2.4Ggz products of this nature is range. The unit has a terribly weak transceiver. The range is well below 10ft. The FCC allows for a more powerful radio than what is being used. The USB specification supports power drain for a more powerful internal radio in the receiver usb plugin component. Come on Aerb! Crank up the juice on this!

Using the motion sensor to control the mouse feels like using a Nintendo Wii controller. If you liked the Wii then you will like this remote. Precision control can be difficult. You might want to use an accessibility key-mouse control as a backup for precision mouse pointer control.

The unit also needs an LED to indicate whether it is in mouse pointer mode is active because the blue OK button is dual function. It acts as a left mouse button when the pointer is active. For HTPC software like MythTV, this is confusing because it is difficult to tell whether or not it is in pointer mode, and what behavior is going to occur when the OK button is pressed since MythTV hides the mouse pointer.

A big positive for this remote is the five learning IR buttons. The remote processor and IR code detection is good. It is even possible to program the red power button at the top to do something besides turn your television on and off. It is possble to use it to do something useful such as instruct the TV to switch inputs from, for example, the internal TV tuner, a DVD player, to your HTPC computer.

They keyboard on the back is nice yet it is missing some import keys. It is not possible to, for example, ALT-TAB. Some of the missing keys and also the hotkeys can be more usefully assigned using an alternate keyboard mapping facility within your operating system.

Almost there Aerb! Just give us some realistic range and work on the precision of the pointer and button response. There also seems to be a shutter issue where sometimes a battery-pull is necessary to reset the unit. It is a 'beta' quality product that is 'better' than most other mini keyboard and mouse remotes in this price range.

Update: We stopped using the Aerb Remote due to problems with the orientation sensor in the remote. When the QWERTY keypad was downward facing, it should be deactivated, however it sometimes becomes active and accidental keypress results in undesired actions on the computer system. The problem increases with use to the point where the media computer became unreliable until the remote was removed.

Recommendation: Do not buy ANY Wireless Air Mouse with a keyboard on the bottom. They are consistently problematic and do not function as well as a SmartTV remote.

Other Reviews and Where to Buy

  • CNET: Get an Aerb wireless keyboard/remote for $19.99, shipped
  • Amazon.com Product Listing: Aerb Multifunction 2.4 G Mini Wireless Keyboard & Infrared Remote Control & 3-Gyro + 3-Gsensor W USB Wireless Receiver for Google Android Smart TV Box G Box IPTV HTPC Mini PC Windows iOS MAC Linux PS3 Xbox 360

User Guide

Product Diagram

  • Important Notice: This is a universal controller. It is normal that few keys might not be applicable to your device because of different codec by different manufacture.
  • The button labeled 'Return' in the picture actually represents a 'middle' or 3rd mouse button on a Linux system such as Mythbuntu.

Instructions

(1) Pair: Insert enclosed dongle into your device's USB port; pairing is completed once you can see and move mouse cursor on the screen. If pairing was unsuccessful, 2.4G Air Mouse & Keyboard Manual press the OK button and TV button at the same time. Your device should now be connected.

(2) Function Keys Home: Go back to the home menu; Return: Go back to previous screen; OK: Confirm action or insert cursor; Cursor Locking: Short press to lock the wireless mouse, another press to unlock it.

Illustration

(1) LED indicator will light up each time you press any key;

(2) IR Learning There are five buttons you can use as IR remote buttons: the very top left button (Power) and the bottom four color buttons (Red, Green, Yellow, and Blue). To learn, your Aerb remote will require assistance from your standard TV remotes.

  1. Position the IR emitters so they are pointing to each other;
  2. Long press (4-5 seconds) the TV key until LED slowly flashes;
  3. While you see LED slowly flashing, press the key on your TV remote you want to set;
  4. If LED notification is solid, it has successfully received your TV signal. At this time, choose one of the 5 learning keys ;
  5. Press TV button to confirm changes. Go back to step 1 and start a new set up. These keys can be changed, at any time, at your desire.

Wireless Keyboard

2 AAA Batteries imp This keyboard has 38 keys as shown above.

  • Backspace: Delete
  • CAPS: Caps Lock (Switch Caps ON or Off)
  • ENTER: Confirm the operation
  • SPACE: Spacebar
  • ALT: Press Alt, to switch to blue characters, and press Alt again, to switch to white characters.

Specifications

(1) Transmission: 2.4G RF wireless;
(2) Sensor: 3-Gyro + 3-Gsensor;
(3) Number of keys: 81;
(4) Range: 10m;
(5) Battery Type: AAA*2;
(6) Material: Plastic and silicone;
(7) Size: 172*52*19MM; (8) Weight: 100g.

MythTV Support

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This remote is supported out-of-the-box by [Mythbuntu], the Ubuntu Linux Distribution built specifically around MythTV. The kernel recognized the remote upon the receiver being connected to a live USB 2.0 port. Not all of the buttons are useful in MythTV. The specific layout of the remote does not necessarily serve MythTV best, however, serves the HTPC model and is reported to work with XBMC, Android, and generic HTPC software.

MythTV usefulness can be greatly increased by creating custom mappings for Multimedia Keys and other keyboard keys. Implementing Multimedia Key Mapping in Mythbuntu using Modkeymap is one very effective way to increase the usefulness of this remote. To accomplish this you will need to know the keycodes for the front buttons on the remote. For Aerb Remote Control MX3 button keycodes refer to the illustration below:

There are 5 IR keys which do not interact with the wireless input. There are internally alternate function keys which will not have a key code. Other than the alternate function key on the back, all other key codes will be identical with any standard keyboard.

An advantage to using a remote like this with MythTV is that it is not necessary to configure and deal with the complicated and sometimes problematic LIRC kernel driver.

MythTV Mapping Suggestions

Here is a sample xmodmap for this remote:

Here is a sample .xbindkeyrc file entry for this remote:

The result is forcing the multimedia hotkeys to perform actions on the MythTV media player and library rather than the DVD drive as well as the mouse-3 button behaving as though the ESCAPE key is pressed. This makes the remote much more MythTV friendly.

Note that after modification of these two files it will be necessary to completely reboot the system. Simply attempting a restart of xbindkey will result in bind failure.

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Technical Help

Use lsmod and lsusb to identify the device on the Linux installation. Output to be shared here...

Verified Linux 3.8 Kernel support.

References

  • Compare to the Shenzhen Infrared PC Remote Controller CM-01
Retrieved from 'http://www.wiki.robotz.com/index.php?title=Aerb_Remote_Control_MX3&oldid=17561'

Jan 31 2019

To better understand the troubleshooting we provide for the Rveal Air Mouse Remote, please click on the link below to reference the user guide which shows the initial setup and a diagram labeling the main buttons and functions:

If your remote is malfunctioning, moving uncontrollably or not responding on the TV, please check these initial steps first before going to the troubleshooting methods below:

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  1. - Make sure your smart TV device is powered on with a blue light on top.
  2. - Make sure 2 x AAA batteries are correctly inserted into the back of the remote.
  3. - Make sure a red power light flashes at the top of the remote when pressing the OK button.
  4. - Make sure the USB Receiver from the remote is tightly connected to one of the two USB Ports on your smart TV device and not into another device or port.

(Note: If you've inserted the batteries correctly but the power light on the remote does not flash green or red when pressing the OK button, then replace the batteries with different, new ones and try again. If the power light still does not appear, please let us know so we can take the proper action in resolving the issues. It's possible the remote is defective and needs to be exchanged under the warranty.)

REMOTE IS NOT RESPONDING
(Nothing happens on the TV when moving the air mouse or clicking on the directional arrows.)

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If you've checked the initial steps above and the remote is still not responding, please follow these troubleshooting methods one at a time in order shown below. After attempting each method, check to see if the remote is responding on the TV by moving the air mouse or clicking on the directional arrows (up, down, left, right) around the OK button.

  1. RESTART YOUR SMART TV DEVICE - Restart your smart TV device by unplugging it from the power supply and plugging it back in to make sure the TV screen is not frozen or stuck (it may be helpful to use the basic stock remote to see if it's working)
  2. UNPLUG USB RECEIVER - Unplug the USB Receiver from the USB Port and tightly insert it into the other USB Port on your smart TV device. Try this several times alternating between USB Ports.
  3. REMOVE THE BATTERIES - Remove the 2 x AAA batteries from the back of the remote and reinsert them correctly.
  4. REPLACE THE BATTERIES - Replace the included 2 x AAA batteries with different, new batteries.
  5. CHANGE THE REMOTE MODE - If the power light at the top of the remote is red when clicking the OK button, go near the plugged USB Receiver and click on the red TV button at the bottom of the remote to change the remotes mode and attempt to use it following.
  6. PAIR THE REMOTE - To pair the remote with your smart TV device, unplugged the USB Receiver from your smart TV device (within 1 foot), press and hold the TV and OK buttons together at the same time for 15 seconds, and then release both buttons. The power light at the top of the remote should first blink red and then become solid red. Once the power light becomes solid red, plug the USB Receiver back into your smart TV devices USB Port. Once plugging in the USB Receiver into your smart TV device the light at the top of the remote should turn off. Once the light turns off the pairing is complete. Make sure to keep the remote near the plugged USB Receiver the entire time. If the remote still does not respond after pairing, unplug the USB Receiver from the USB Port and tightly insert it into the other USB Port on your smart TV device if that us an option. These steps may need to be repeated more than once to successfully pair the remote with your smart TV device.

REMOTE IS NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY
(Air mouse is not aligned or moves sporadically on the TV without your control.)

If the remote is responding on the TV when using the air mouse or clicking on the directional arrows, but it's not aligned or moves without your control, please follow these troubleshooting methods one at a time in the order shown below. After attempting each method, check to see if the air mouse is functioning properly, realigned, and not sporadic on the TV by moving it around.

(Tip: The best and easiest way to navigate around is with the directional arrows, not the air mouse. You can deactivate the air mouse by clicking on the red arrow button beneath the OK button once and you'll see the air mouse disappear on the TV screen).

  1. REALIGN AIR MOUSE - To realign the air mouse on the remote, go near the plugged USB Receiver and your smart TV device (within 1 foot), press and hold the OK and Home buttons together at the same time for 10 seconds, and then release both buttons. The power light at the top of the remote should first start blinking red after a few seconds and then turn solid red after releasing. Once the solid red power light turns off, the realigning is complete. Make sure to keep the remote near the plugged USB Receiver the entire time. These steps may need to be repeated more than once to successfully realign the air mouse with your smart TV device.
  2. UNPLUG USB RECEIVER - Unplug the USB Receiver from the USB Port and tightly insert it into the other USB Port on your smart TV device. Try this several times alternating between USB Ports.
  3. REMOVE THE BATTERIES - Remove the 2 x AAA batteries from the back of the remote and reinsert them correctly.
  4. REPLACE THE BATTERIES - Replace the included 2 x AAA batteries with different, new batteries.

If you've performed all of the troubleshooting above and your remote is still having issues, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.

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