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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Perfect for HTPC use – Lenovo 2.4GHz Portable Handheld Wireless Keyboard with Trackball Mouse (2*AAA) Reviews

posted by Sciamano on 12/02/2010 Certified Owner

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!
Other:
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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