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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
Agree with the review. I like trackballs (in general) but the one on the Lenovo is a bit too loose for my liking. I wish Logitech would release something similar. Other gripes:
  • If you hold it in a certain way, it's possible to block the signal.
  • No Function keys. They should have made it so pressing Fn + number would equate to F1, F2, etc. Instead, both Fn + number and Shift + number would give you the same output.
  • Would have liked it better if the left and right click buttons were under the trackball instead of over it. The trackball gets in the way.
  • As mentioned, no backlight so it's kind of a pain to use when the only light you have is the glow from the TV.

I bought a few of them for $20 so it was okay. Definitely wouldn't have bought it at full price.
Edited by rui-no-onna - 2/18/11 at 7:25am
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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?

Lenovo Multimedia Remote
Rii Portable
Logitech diNovo Mini
If u must have a remote-style device, the Lenovo gets high marks for the price. They were on sale for $25 a few months back, but you probalby wont find it that low anytime soon.

I would stay way from the Rii. It's based on a generic design sold by many other 3rd party brands. A quick Amazon/Google search for 'bluetooth keyboard' would show this. Reviews are hit or miss. Adequate, but nothing spectacular. There's no comparison between a 30-foot radius to 6 feet connectivity. for this, bluetooth peripherals are superior to standard wireless keyboards/mice. Also, imagine typing/searching on a keyboard smaller than a netbooks'

For the money, I own and recommend Logitech's PS3 bluetooth keyboard:
Logitech MediaBoard Pro
Works great with Windows. You'll lose a few Windows-only buttons but nothing important.
Has an on/off switch. Battery lasts for months at a time. The touchpad is also good.
Retails for $60. I paid $20 on craigslist. You can find it for $40 almost anywhere.

I also own the Logitech DiNovo Edge, and it's pure HTPC sex.
The rechargeable docking station and illuminated keys are sweet features. This board is expensive at full price, but eB*y has it for $75-$90 shipped if u keep an eye out.

I've never tried the Dinovo Mini, but i would expect it to be the same top-notch quality as the full-sized Dinovo Edge.
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If you have an iphone you can get software like Air Mouse and use your Iphone as a mouse and keyboard too.
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