I am looking for a physical remote so that I can press physical buttons that will

  • be registered by my pc as if a certain keyboard button was pressed

  • has multiple buttons, where I can choose which keyboard buttons they emulate

  • Preferably bluetooth so that it is easy, and doesn’t require any extra receiver hardware

    does something like this exist?

  • Is this a remote for browser-based playback on a pc/mac? or another device? what potential inputs are you looking for (bluetooth, RF, wifi, capacitive material on the end of a pointy stick)?
    – JaredT
    Commented Jun 12, 2018 at 19:13
  • @JaredT I’ve significantly changed my question.
    – user56834
    Commented Jun 13, 2018 at 14:03

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You're looking for an "HTPC" (home theater PC) remote, there are many and plenty of them are programmable / have bluetooth / assortment of other features.

If you update your post with a budget and some more specific features you want, or with a few options that you want advice on choosing between, I'll be happy to help you narrow down a few specific choices.

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