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I'm looking for a good keyboard/mouse combination for my htpc. I'm not too picky but I don't think I want a full sized keyboard. Below are a few I'm considering, any opinions on any of these?


Edited by yomama9388 - 2/17/11 at 3:23pm
post #2 of 13
The first and third link aren't working for me. But I think the first link is the remote I have.

Lenovo Multimedia Remote with keyboard N5901

It works great up to a very far distance. Much better than standard wireless keyboard.

Couple cons:
No back-light
Mouse ball could be better and also should be able to click as a mouse.


back in December they have a deal for $25 shipped. I would look for some coupon codes or discounts. would not buy for $50+...


Other than that, it's pretty awesome.
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Originally Posted by nbrider88 View Post
The first and third link aren't working for me. But I think the first link is the remote I have.

Lenovo Multimedia Remote with keyboard N5901

It works great up to a very far distance. Much better than standard wireless keyboard.

Couple cons:
No back-light
Mouse ball could be better and also should be able to click as a mouse.


back in December they have a deal for $25 shipped. I would look for some coupon codes or discounts. would not buy for $50+...


Other than that, it's pretty awesome.
I think I fixed the links... that was weird. So overall you like the lenovo? I'm kind of leaning towards the rii portable right now
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I think I fixed the links... that was weird. So overall you like the lenovo? I'm kind of leaning towards the rii portable right now
I haven't tried the others, but I like the lenovo for <$30. I wouldn't pay more for it than that.

The rii does look nice and has a back light which could be a deal breaker for some...It's also relatively cheap. Might be a good buy.
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Originally Posted by nbrider88 View Post
I haven't tried the others, but I like the lenovo for <$30. I wouldn't pay more for it than that.

The rii does look nice and has a back light which could be a deal breaker for some...It's also relatively cheap. Might be a good buy.
Thanks for the info
post #6 of 13
I use a wireless Xbox 360 controller as my remote/mouse and I have a Microsoft Arc Keyboard. The thing is tiny. Just a couple inches larger then my netbook. The keys are full sized but there is a strange layout. The arrow keys are a four way directional button. The "F" keys are combined and require you to hit the "Fn" to use F7-F12. Battery life if acceptable. Uses 2 AAA batteries.

http://gizmodo.com/#!5459763/microso...eyboard-review

I did upgrade to an Eclispe Wireless LiteTouch and I have to say I love it. It has everything I wanted. internal rechargeable battery, built in mouse and back light. The touch pad numpad is rather lame but it works.

http://eclipsetouch.com/wirelessltke...wltk/wltk1.jpg
post #7 of 13
+1 for rii. If money is no object get the logitech though.
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post #8 of 13
i'm also considering getting a rii remote/keyboard, any one on ocn using one?
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post #9 of 13
I am and love it. seach for rii i think they is a decent thread about it.
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post #10 of 13
I almost got the Rii, but got the leveno for ~$28 shipped instead.
Here is my review of the Leveno

Not sure if I would like the Rii over the Leveno, since the Rii seems it may be a little awkward to hold, but not sure (but I would like a touch pad instead of the crappy trackball on the Leveno). I would really like the diNovo, but that is way out of my price range.
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