In my opinion, having remote access to your desktop or laptop computers from your Android tablet is a must-have feature for all tablet owners. While there are several ways to do this, Splashtop is among the best. The thing is, the tablet optimized version (as well as the Tegra 3 version) is a bit on the pricey side. For a limited time, however, the Splashtop team has slashed the prices of their remote desktop apps in the Play Store.

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For the rest of today and tomorrow, you can score either the HD version of Splashtop or the THD version for a mere $4.99. When the price of these apps is normally $20, that's a pretty hefty savings (75%, to be exact). While the HD version is a fantastic addition to any tablet and provides excellent remote support, the THD version - which is specifically designed for Tegra 3-powered tablets - is really great for gamers.

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ST THD offers integrated support for games like Skyrim, so you can use your desktop machine's power to run the game, but actually play it on your tablet. Not only that, but it also features intuitive touch-controls designed specifically for gaming. Pretty rad, no?

If, however, you just need to simply access your Windows machines from your phone, the regular version of Splashtop has also taken a price cut down to $1.99 (normally $10).

If you're ready for some remote access action, hit the appropriate widget below.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • redeux

    How do the in-game controls compare with Kainy? Is there customization or do you have to depend on the game being supported?

  • Matt

    Does this have to be over WiFi or can I remote access when I am not at home?

  • Matt

    Would also like to know if it has to be over wifi or if you can remotely access from the open internet.

    Also, can anyone vouch for this? At this price, I'm definitely interested. I'm concerned that the HD version is being described as for Honeycomb devices only. Would the regular version suffice for any device? I'd only want this to transfer files back and forth.

    Speaking of which, is it a two-way stream?

    • Will

      Why not just use Dropbox? If you want a free version, check out TeamViewer. Not as nice as Splashtop, but its free for Android and iOS!

      • Matt

        touche, that would probably make more sense for my purposes, but i haven't really moved on to the cloud yet. something about it irks me (or i don't trust my stuff out there somewhere). my laptop and external hard drives are my cloud. haha.

        • Will

          Then look into a pogo plug! Its better suited to meet your needs!

        • TeamTerry

          CLOUD - Complete Loss Of User Data

    • Tyler Walles

      Using the version that came with the original transformer, yes, there is an option where you can access you desktop over the open internet (it gets tied to your google account), however the app says its an experimental feature and may not be free in the future

  • James Barr

    Pretty weak that the HD version is not compatible with my Rezound or my Kindle Fire running CM7.

    • http://www.twitter.com/brgulker brgulker

      You're complaining about the Kindle Fire being incompatible? Really? If you want an Android tablet that's compatible with Android apps, buy an Android tablet.

      • Will

        In his defense, he is running CM7. It is hardly a Kindle Fire anymore. It SHOULD be supported as a CM7 Device...

      • James Barr

        @brgulker: As Will said, it's running CyanogenMod 7. The only reason the app is "incompatible" is because it reads the device ID as being a Kindle Fire; if I changed it to be a Galaxy Tab 10.1, for instance, there's a 99% chance the app would work flawlessly on it. :)

        @Will: /hi5

  • Sam

    I think the HD version was 8.99 and THD 9.99 before this price drop.

  • frank

    THD only? HTC Flyer running HC says incompatible with all of these except the simple Desktop one.

    • Sam

      THD is Tegra 3 only.. sucks...

      my *cough*non legal*cough* version works on Transformer with Tegra 2. Sucks that I can't buy through market.

  • jackmei

    wow, the price is back up to $9.99 for THD and 8.99 for HD. I was going to wait until I got home to try it out today too.

  • GraveUypo

    i felt cheated when i bought the only version they had and instead of implementing "hd" on it, they decided to sell a different version, and i was stuck with the useless (i don't remember why, it think it was because it has a HUGE delay. anyway, it was useless to me) slow version i bought. i'm not buying anything from them ever again.