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  • Perfect for HTPC use

    posted by Sciamano on 12/02/2010
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    Nice little keyboard.
    Setup is quick on Windows 7 (just plug the USB receiver and in two seconds you are ready to go).
    Very small (I see it as a pro).
    Basic multimedia keys (start, stop, volume, mute).
    Good working range (see below)

    Cons:

    As many others have noted, there are no Function Keys (F1-F12). I guess we'll need some hack to have them working with some kind of trick/macro.
    Trackball very small and not too sturdy.
    Battery lid is flimsy, be careful!

    OtherThoughts:

    I tried walking away from the computer to see when it stopped working and it kept on well after I exited the room (about 6 meters). That's good enough for me, considering that at that distance I'm not able to discern anything on the screen!

    Bottomline:

    I use it to control my HTPC from the couch. It's perfect for this use.
    Of course if you need to type long texts, this is not the keyboard for you.

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