BLCR MX3 is a $12 Backlit Air Mouse with QWERTY Keyboard

There’s an embarrassment of choices when it comes to air mice, but so far apart from models like Rii Mini i28 which looks more like a keyboard than a remote control, I had not seen air mice with backlit keys. But this morning BLCR MX3 showed up in DX new arrivals feed for $17.27 shipped, but you could also find it for about $12 on Aliexpress without BLCR “trademark”. [Update: Also on Amazon US for ~$16].

BLCR MX3 air mouse specifications:

  • Connectivity – 2.4 GHz RF up to 10 meters
  • Sensor – 6-axis sensor with gyroscope and g-sensor
  • Remote side with IR learning function + backlit keys
  • Air Mouse mode
  • QWERTY keyboard with backlit keys
  • Power Supply – 2x AAA batteries (not included)
  • Dimensions – 17.2 x 5.2 x 1.9 cm
  • Weight – 98 grams
  • Material – Plastic + silicone

The device ships with a USB dongle and user’s manual, and works with Android, Max OS, Linux, Windows… basically any OS that supports USB HID class. Backlight functions can be enabled/disabled with the corresponding key on the bottom right of the remote side (above “Internet Explorer” icon), and the last row of keys (red, green, yellow, blue) can be programmed to work with your TV, for example for the power, input, and volume buttons. That side also have trick modes buttons, play/pause, Zoom In/Out buttons, but not Stop button.

The QWERTY keyboard also features backlight keys, but some people may miss the Tab key which can be convenient when filling out forms like entering username and password. The Shift key is not included either, so you’d have to play with CAPS to switch between lowercase and uppercase characters.

Please note that there are some other MX3 air mouse models without backlit, and with or without microphone, so if you are interested in the backlight function make sure you purchase the right one.

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I have older mx3 with all keys capable IR learn and one with 4 bottom keys + power button programmable. And i don’t recommend remote with all keys programmable. Thing is – you need to switch between IR and airmouse mode with the TV key while with version which have only 4 bottom keys programmable and power button actually) TV keys and airmouse keys are working without switching. Chose remote with all keys IR learn supported only if you really need that.

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I have MX3 with backlight, It work very well with my K1+. I can navigate with the directional keys and the mouse at the same time, very handy.
Only the top side is illuminated thanks to the gravimeter, so it save the 2xAAA cells.
The keyboard is minimalist but sufficient for the searching field, not for text processing 😉

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@Molux
“Only the top side is illuminated”
QWERTY keyboard don’t have backlit?

MX3 with backlit + microphone + Stop button ….could be a perfect android box remote controller.