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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Handy – Portable Mini 2.4G Wireless Keyboard with USB Receiver + Trackball Mouse - Black Reviews

posted by H3g3m0n on 09/15/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
No batteries since it's usb rechargeable. Media keys. It's also a usb rechargeable Laser pointer. D-Pad style arrow keys. 2 sets of mice keys, one on the left and one near the trackball.
Cons:
Track ball isn't great. No function keys above F8. No insert key.
Other:
This doesn't use Bluethooth. That makes it better for PC's since you don't need to pair it up and it will work at the BIOS like a normal keyboard but it won't work on mobile phones, tablets, etc... Security might also be a concern as with any wireless devices, I have no idea if it's encrypted although I'm guessing it's not. Just don't enter sensitive information like password or creditcard numbers over it.
Bottomline:
This is a fairly nice and handy keyboard. It has media keys so it can work as a kind of music remote (although you need to use the fn key so it's not as nice as a dedicated media remote). The trackball is a bit of a letdown. It's just a stainless steel ball-bearing and feels hard under the thumb, when you release it the cursor will often move a little making precision pointing difficult as you have to click while keeping a thumb on the bearing. One of the ones with a trackpad might be a better choice.

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