Silver PAC Evolution 5500 Remote Would Have Been Great 3 Years Ago

Remember SideShow? That technology designed for Vista that allows you to display gadgets on an external device? Silver PAC is digging it up for their Evolution 550 universal remote set for release this February. » 12/14/09 5:30pm 12/14/09 5:30pm

Crestron Home Automation Adds Windows Sideshow Support

Crestron, the company that makes crazy high-end home automation equipment that lets you turn off your lights by just breathing loudly, just announced Windows Sideshow support. You remember Windows Sideshow, right? The Windows Vista feature that lets you feed Vista's Gadgets onto an external device. Crestron's… » 4/16/08 6:10pm 4/16/08 6:10pm

USB Gadget Display is Like Vista Sideshow, but Supports Windows XP

When is Vista Sideshow not Vista Sideshow? When it does the same thing as Sideshow—display little widgets on an external device—but doesn't use Vista's Gadgets. The USB Gadget Display does look like a little 2-inch LCD display, which shows clocks and various other things like CPU and RAM usage (but mostly clocks)… » 3/19/08 8:00pm 3/19/08 8:00pm

Hands-On With Ricavision's VAVE Universal Vista Sideshow Remote

We've seen Ricavision's Sideshow Remotes before (and even got hands-on with their previous concept SideShow remote), but this is the first time we've fondled the commercial version that's coming next year. » 1/08/08 4:40pm 1/08/08 4:40pm

Windows Sideshow for Vista Comes to iPhone

If we had to find one way for the iPhone and Windows Vista to interact, it probably would have been via SideShow, Vista's secondary-display technology that gives you a small portable control board that you can tote around. The people at Ikanos Consulting have been fooling around with a SideShow webserver and are… » 12/21/07 6:50pm 12/21/07 6:50pm

Ricavision VAVE100, Universal SideShow Remote

As a Mac user, the one Windows feature I'm constantly a little jealous of is SideShow. Particularly, I dig devices like this Ricavision VAVE100. At its heart a powerful 20-device, backlit IR universal remote, the VAVE100 also sports a 2.4" screen SideShow compatible screen with Bluetooth connectivity. So you can have… » 12/02/07 5:15pm 12/02/07 5:15pm

ControlThink's Vista SideShow and Z-Wave Home Theater/Automation Remote

The Vista feature you pretty much forgot about is back: ControlThink's got a new remote control platform for Windows Media Center and other devices called ThinkRemote that leverages Vista's oft-touted-but-rarely used SideShow. That's right, you can get SideShow information and gadgets anywhere in your house since the… » 9/11/07 1:30pm 9/11/07 1:30pm

i-mate Shows New SideShow-enabled Portable Display

Just when we thought we had seen all the SideShow news from WinHEC, out comes i-mate with the View 2010. The 14-inch portable display has an XGA touchscreen, and in addition to retrieving info from your Vista PC it can also hook up to a keyboard and mouse letting you check email messages, watch videos and do simple… » 5/18/07 2:00pm 5/18/07 2:00pm

Optimus Mini 3 SideShow Driver Alpha Version

Those of you with the Optimus Mini 3—a.k.a. pretty much the only thing they've ever produced—will be interested in this. Optimus has just released an early alpha version of the Windows SideShow driver. For those unfamiliar with Vista's SideShow feature, hit that link, but basically it's an interface to display Windows… » 4/05/07 7:30pm 4/05/07 7:30pm

Ricavision Vista Remote with Sideshow

If you're not familiar with Sideshow, it's one of Windows Vista's features that lets you display gadgets and view photos and music on devices connected to the PC. In this case, the RICAVISION remote, which we looked at before uses Bluetooth to pipe Sideshow information from your Vista Media Center onto the display… » 3/21/07 2:00pm 3/21/07 2:00pm

Asus W5fe: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time

Asus' W5fe made a big splash at CES, mainly cause it was the first lappie to sport an external LCD for Vista's SideShow. Unfortunately, the laptop is going out with a whimper. The problem? SideShow itself. Although the controls are straightforward, the folks at Laptop think navigating through the interface is… » 3/09/07 12:35pm 3/09/07 12:35pm

A Closer Look at Asus's Sideshow-Capable Motherboards

We knew that Asus was releasing Vista-optimized motherboards, but we didn't know they were going to bundle an actual SideShow device with it. » 2/09/07 5:30pm 2/09/07 5:30pm

Nvidia's Preface Adds Video and Music Support to SideShow

Looks like we can add another player to the list of SideShow supporters. Nvidia's new Preface technology is meant to go hand-in-hand with MS' SideShow by adding audio, video, and imaging capabilities to SideShow devices. So for example a Media Center remote with Preface/SideShow might look something like this with… » 1/30/07 8:05pm 1/30/07 8:05pm

Everything You Wanted to Know About Vista's SideShow

One of Vista's features that has caught our attention is SideShow. Think of SideShow as Vista's sidekick. With the help of these mini apps that MS calls "gadgets," SideShow can let you perform small tasks like read e-mail, check on weather, look through photos, or flip through your list of contacts regardless of… » 1/30/07 2:37pm 1/30/07 2:37pm

Philips Muscles in on Vista Party with SideShow Remote

Just when we thought we had seen every SideShow-based gadget at CES, in comes Philips with its SRM7500. Like the other SideShow remotes we've uncovered, the SRM7500 squeezes in Media Center controls alongside an LCD that gives you access to photos, music, or videos while your PC is off. Philips is also claiming the… » 1/17/07 7:32pm 1/17/07 7:32pm

Four Laptop Add-Ons That'll Keep Your System Humming

We've seen some really cool notebooks here at CES, but if you don't have the cash to spend on a new system, one of these accessories should keep your system running with the big dogs. » 1/11/07 12:45pm 1/11/07 12:45pm

Eleksen SideShow Bag: Kind of Ugly, Kind of Cool

The Skinny A bag we saw last night at CES Unveiled from "interactive apparel" maker Eleksen that sports a Vista SideShow module designed for "soft-goods peripherals," so we'll probably see it in a number of other Eleksen wares. The module has a 2.5-inch LCD screen and pulls data from a notebook using either Bluetooth… » 1/08/07 4:16pm 1/08/07 4:16pm

Microsoft Sideshow + Interlink = SideLink Media Center Remote Control

Microsoft and Interlink have introduced a Sideshow-equipped Bluetooth remote they have ingeniously dubbed the SideLink. Vista Media Center controls are all squashed onto the handheld, giving you control over music, videos and even television scheduling/recording via the 2.5" color LCD screen. Now if only they could… » 1/08/07 2:59pm 1/08/07 2:59pm

Asus W5Fe Sports SideShow, Huge Ass

The cover-mounted external display, SideShow, makes its debut in Asus's 12" W5Fe notebook, which sports Vista from the get-go to support SideShow. It actually runs off of an independent operating system which can be fired up without turning on the rest of the notebook, and while it's ostensibly for displaying info on… » 1/06/07 9:43pm 1/06/07 9:43pm