Keyspan is now shipping the Digital Media Remote, a small hardware transmitter/receiver combination that provides remote control capabilities for digital media player software, such as QuickTime Player, PowerPoint, MP3 players, CD players, and DVD players. The Digital Media Remote receiver plugs into a USB port and accepts infrared signals from the 15-key remote control from up to 35 feet away. The receiver converts the signals from the remote into keystrokes for controlling applications; key maps for popular applications are included, and you can customize the software to work with any application. The Digital Media Remote costs $79 and is available from Keyspan resellers. Converts to MP3, those who give PowerPoint presentations, and anyone interested in controlling a Mac from across the room via a macro utility might find the Digital Media Remote an intriguing addition to their collection of Macintosh gadgetry.