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2018 Best Air Mouse for Kodi and Android TV Box

An air mouse is a type of remote for Android TV boxes and HTPCs that allow you to control your mouse cursor by waving the remote around like a Nintendo Wii remote. This makes it much easier to control your media player, particularly when using apps not designed for remote controls such as web browsers. Check below 2018 Best Air Mouse for Kodi and Android TV Box.

1. Favormates MX3 Pro Multifunction Air Mouse

Best Air Mouse 2018: Favormates MX3 Pro

Pros

  • Comprehensive controls
  • Remote and Keyboard for maximum flexibility
  • LED Backlight for easy viewing in the dark

Cons

  • No batteries included in package
  • Mouse mode functional, but could be improved
  • Only 5 keys can be learned from other remotes

The Favormates MX3 Pro is a compact wireless air mouse/keyboard combo featuring an impressive amount of features for its impressively low price, earning a spot on my Best Air Mouse of 2018 list.

In addition to the standard air mouse functionality, the Favormates MX3 Pro has a full suite of media keys including volume and playback controls making one of the best remotes for Kodi.

Those who need to enter text will be relieved, with a full QWERTY keyboard located on the back of the device – perfect for entering URLs when browsing the web or searching.

An integrated backlight allows you to see everything in the dark and the integrated learning mode allows you to learn up to 5 keys from your TV’s remote.

That said, some users have experience some mouse drift and it’s disappointing that Favormates didn’t include any batteries inside the box – though this isn’t a dealbreaker given the MX3 Pro is an impressively cheap air mouse.

If you’re looking for a cheap remote for Kodi, Android TV box or HTPC, the Favormates MX3 Pro is an excellent choice and one of the best value remotes on the list.

Check Price at Amazon

2. Mele F10 Deluxe/Mele F10 BT

Best Air Mouse 2018: Mele F10 Deluxe

Pros

  • Mouse mode is accurate, without any drift
  • Remote and Keyboard for maximum flexibility
  • Built-in 500mAh Rechargeable battery for easy setup

Cons

  • Game mode only works on MeLE devices
  • Odd placement of some keys on the keyboard

MeLE makes quality products and this is why the MeLE F10 family of air mice has earned its place on my Best Air Mouse of 2018 list.

Both models featuring your typical air mouse controls and a full QWERTY keyboard on the back of the unit so there’s plenty of flexibility for controlling your HTPC or Android TV box.

The number key layout is a bit awkward however, requiring you to hold down the Fn key in order to access the numbers but it is one of the best air mouse keyboards around.

There’s a basic set of multimedia controls as well as a gaming mode, though it appears the gaming mode is only compatible with MeLE devices.

It comes in 2.4Hz wireless or Bluetooth variants so you can choose whichever wireless technology you prefer.

Check Price at GearBest

3. Rikomagic MK705

Best Air Mouse 2018: Rikomagic MK705

Pros

  • Accurate mouse movement
  • Remote and Keyboard for maximum flexibility

Cons

  • Only a few keys can be learned from other remotes
  • IR keys can only be used for IR commands

The Rikomagic MK705 is a solid air mouse from the company. Packing in the usual air mouse technology with a full QWERTY keyboard.

A full suite of multimedia controls makes it easy to control your movies – all from the comfort of your couch.

There’s even an IR learning function that lets you map certain buttons to those of your other IR remotes, allowing you to use the Rikomagic MK705 to control multiple devices.

The Rikomagic MK705 uses 2.4GHz wireless connectivity via a USB dongle so you’ll have plenty of range without the line-of-sight limitations of IR remotes.

Check Price at GearBest

4. MINIX NEO A2 Lite

Best Air Mouse 2018: MINIX NEO A2 Lite

Pros

  • Features both Android and media controls
  • Accurate mouse mode

Cons

  • Several keys only work out-of-the-box on MINIX devices and may need remapping
  • No IR learning support like other air mice

Those who follow the world of mini PCs will be familiar with MINIX. The MINIX NEO A2 Lite is their air mouse, optimized for their family of Android TV boxes.

The MINIX NEO A2 Lite features a full QWERTY keyboard, in addition to all the typical Android keys and multimedia buttons.

There’s also a gaming mode. However, this is only supported on MINIX’s NEO Android devices.

One point to note is that some customised key mapping need to be done in Kodi to get the back button working.

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