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Initial post: Jan 9, 2013 5:40:29 PM PST
Is there a remote controller that is compatible with the Kindle Fire HD?

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 5:45:16 PM PST
I have never seen a remote control for a tablet. What would you want to use it for?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2013 5:50:34 PM PST
I stream TV and play games from my tablet using the HDMI ports. If I had the remote I could control the tablet from a distance.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2013 5:54:27 PM PST
Sheila (NJ) says:
Why not get a longer HDMI cord?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2013 6:02:56 PM PST
I had thought about that but think it would be impractical because when playing games with others, I would rather not pass the tablet around in case it gets dropped. And tripping over the cable could also be a problem. Sometimes I have several people playing a game at a time.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2013 6:10:51 PM PST
Sheila (NJ) says:
What kind of games can you play on a tablet with other people?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2013 7:03:33 PM PST
Right now I am streaming/playing games (Angry Birds right now) from Roku, but would like to use my Kindle Fire on another TV while my friend's kids do whatever they want on one TV and the rest of us do what we want on the other. I have a game room that they kids can use the Roku in, while we use the Fire on the other TV.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2013 5:29:57 AM PST
Wouldn't it be easier to just buy a Wii?

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 5:36:36 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
In the late 1970's we had one of the first Atari home games. It was this big console you held in your lap to move the knob that controled the little blip on Pong and Breakout. We would pass the big console back and forth while watching other family members play. There was no playing against each other. But then again we were also used to walking across the room to change the tv channel and reset the aerial antenna. We felt lucky we didn't have to go outside to move the aerial.
Darn kids today have it so easy!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2013 11:19:53 AM PST
I didn't think of that. I was just trying to figure out how to use what I already have. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 6:52:50 AM PDT
How about to change the pages while reading a book.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 6:57:07 AM PDT
Why would you need a remote, to change pages? Aren't you holding the Fire in your hands when you read?

If you are thinking about reading on a television, you won't like doing that. Tracking lines of text from 8 feet away is extremely fatiguing for your eye muscles.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 7:50:02 AM PDT
Actually, the wife likes to read in bed lying on her side not holding her Fire HD. I was watching her change pages and it looked like a lot of work. Move arm-change page-put arm down.., LOL!!!

So I thought, hmmmm, a stylus with a button on top. Click/change the page.

Maybe the world needs a Bluetooth stylus and an app.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 8:12:33 AM PDT
scoutyjones says:
LOL...I've heard it all...a remote to turn pages on a tablet because their spouse thought it looked like a lot of work...
Anybody seen Wall-e?! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 8:18:58 AM PDT
Using the text to speech function with the sound turned down will turn your pages for you without having to do a thing... no remote required.

That said, I am guessing your comment was meant to be tongue in cheek, and not serious?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 9:02:47 AM PDT
It surely wouldn't be possible to configure for ease of changing pages.

There are Bluetooth stylus pens out there now.

Samsung is releasing one for their Galaxy family of products.

Here is a unit currently for sale and some of its uses.

Universal Bluetooth headset stylus pen with built-in speaker and microphone.
Bluetooth version 2.0 and EDR.
Compatible with all Bluetooth 1.1, 1.2 and 2.0 enabled mobile phones, PDAs and other devices.
Can be used as a stylus pen, allowing you to interact with your touchscreen phone with ease and precision.
Volume control buttons.
Multi-function button for controlling various functions including answering and ending calls.
Last number redial (if supported by phone).
Comes with a clip for you to clip it onto your collar or shirt.
Ergonomic, lightweight and stylish design.

Again, I could see this being used to change pages while reading.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 9:07:10 AM PDT
What did she do with paper books?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 9:11:41 AM PDT
Doesn't matter.

I'm talking about electronic media.

I don't see this as an impossibility.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 9:53:57 AM PDT
George says:
The DBTech Mini Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard works well. It even puts up a small blue pointer that works with the touch pad. I've used it to show pictures on the TV while controlling it from about 15 feet away.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 9:58:05 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Well then get to work creating it and get it into production. See just how much demand there would be for something like this.

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 12:25:56 PM PDT
Cliffystones says:
Boy oh boy! Ask a simple question and everybody turns professional critic! It just so happened that I searched this topic because I have a legitimate need for a "remote" for my Kindle as well. I love to listen to I heart Radio while I work. I work at a stationary workbench. But my work involves soldering, power tools and grimy things I don't want to risk near my Kindle. Something along the lines of a program where if you clap your hands or snap your fingers, you mute the thing or pause it so I don't have to touch the screen with dirty hands. Kind of a 21st Century version of 'The Clapper".

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 12:29:44 PM PDT
The Fire's voice guide wouldn't do that? (I don't know. I haven't tried the VG.)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 12:40:28 PM PDT
No, in fact, with the voice guide activated, you have to use two fingers:

Turn pages in a book - With two fingers, swipe to the left or right

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2013 12:44:37 PM PDT

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 2:04:55 PM PDT
Old Rocker says:
/raises hand for remote control to turn pages while my lazy self is reading in bed.
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