Acer Media Center Touch Pad Remote at the FCC

If you are looking for a new way to control a home theater PC, Acer might have you covered. This slate-style remote found on the FCC website seems like an interesting way to go.

About the size of a large touchscreen phone, it stays blank until you activate the controls, at which point various buttons light up on the surface. It seems a bit light on the control options beyond that, but it’s nice to see someone try something besides the standard remote.

If you use a PC for your media center, you might have had trouble locating a suitable control device for it, if you’re using the plain mouse-based interface. Sure, there are air mice and you can always use keyboard shortcuts, but those are kind of weak compared with this great device from Acer that just hit the FCC.