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IOGEAR 2.4G Hz Multimedia Mini Keyboard with Trackball, Scroll Wheel and Backlight LED, GKM571R (Black)
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- Range Up to 33 Feet Away from Your Home Theater PC/Computer or Laptop
- Light Sensor Activated by Opening and Closing the Protective Keyboard Cover
- Backlight LED Can Be Turned On/Off for Battery Saving
- Built-in Left and Right Mouse Buttons with Built-in Scroll Wheel
- Built-in Optical Trackball with 400, 800, and 1200 DPI Selections
- Multimedia Shortcut Keys Allows You to Access E-mail Access, Volume Control, Play/Pause, My Computer, Media Player and Launching Your Web Browser
- 3-Year Warranty
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- Brand Name: Iogear
- Model Number: GKM571R
- Connectivity Technology: Wireless
- Keyboard Description: QWERTY
- Color: Black
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|Item Weight||0.35 pounds||2.26 pounds||1 pounds||0.79 pounds|
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Top Customer Reviews
Things that I like:
* It's backlit. This is the single biggest flaw in the Lenovo N5901.
* It has a scroll wheel. Scrolling without one is a chore because it's not easy to accurately grab and move a scrollbar thumb with a mini-trackball, and it's not easy to press arrow keys on a small keyboard by touch alone.
* It uses standard batteries. Li-ion batteries have a higher charge density, but like all batteries, they eventually wear out, and replacing them is usually a pain. I much prefer replaceable, standard batteries (especially low-self-discharge NiMH ones).
* It's the right size. It's larger than the Lenovo N5901, but it's still compact. The larger size allows it to have more spacing between the keys, so it's easier to type without accidentally pressing adjacent keys.
* It has a full set of keys, including F1-F12.
* Its power switch is intuitive. It turns on when you open the lid and off when you close it.
* It's easy to set up (at least on Windows). It was instantly recognized when I plugged it in, and no configuration was necessary.
Things that I don't like:
* It occasionally drops out. This might be because I plugged the RF dongle into a rear USB port, but I didn't encounter any such issues with the Lenovo one.
* The keys are mushy. Unlike with the Lenovo one, there is no distinctive click when the key registers.
* There are no dedicated arrow keys or escape key. They require using the Fn modifier key.Read more ›
The trackball is so much better than the diNovo's touchpad that they're not even in the same league! The scroll wheel makes navigating "tall" web pages a breeze and having a dedicated right-click mouse button is great. The only faults I can find were previously addressed in earlier reviews.
In a nutshell, then...
Things I like:
Easy navigation with smooth trackball.
Left- and right-click mouse buttons on upper left of keyboard.
Scroll wheel extremely handy.
Big-keyboard auxiliary keys (Ctrl, Alt, Tab, Esc, Caps Lock, Ins, Delete, F1-F12).
Price is less than half of diNovo Mini.
Robust dust cover hinge. I was always afraid the diNovo's cover would break off.
Things that could use improvement:
Flip-open dust cover would be better if outside surface was matte, not fingerprint-grabbing glossy.
Key presses are mushy, lack positive feel.
Blue backlighting is horrible. White would be much more legible in the dark.
2.4 gHz is ok but a bluetooth model would be nice.
Bayonet-style removable ring around trackball would aid in cleaning ball and rollers. This was standard on pre-optical era mice.
Larger ball with textured or rubberized surface.
I've only had my keyboard for a few weeks but, so far, I'm very pleased with it. I just wish I'd ditched the diNovo sooner.
1) Has all F1-F12 keys unlike most of the compact keyboards I've seen (*see 2nd Con before you get too excited).
2) Has backlighting (*see 3rd Con before you get too excited).
3) Has the Ctrl key in the right spot.... I know this is something minor but I find it extremely annoying when keyboard makers don't position the Ctrl key as the lowest-leftmost key on the board... some will put a function key there and actually move the Ctrl key... and force me to shop elsewhere.
4) Not too big; easy to set around as you would a remote.
5) Slick looking, fold-down top that covers the keys when not in use. Not really anything major, still a nice aesthetic touch IMO.
6) While it worked fine on Windows 7, it also worked just as well under Ubuntu 10 and Linux Mint 12. Normally, I would expect a k/b to work the same under all three anyway but still, credit where it's due.
1) The god-awful, forsaken trackball... sometimes it wasn't too terrible, more or less the same as a mouse. Other times, it would get caught in a bad spot and would stick repeatedly and navigating around on the screen would become an utterly complete pain in the a**! I will NEVER buy another keyboard with a track-BALL based on my experiences with this one...
2) While small, it would have been better to make it slightly larger... Many of the keys I frequently use need to accessed with the function key.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I used this product for 3 years and is very handy.
The keyboard lights up when you open the lid, and I found this a lever feature. Read more
Very cool little device. I think a little pricey and a bit more than I'd usually spend on a gadget, but it sure beats the big bulky wireless keyboard I had sitting in my living... Read morePublished 9 months ago by TINA S.
I picked this up just under a year ago when I started running my PC on my HDTV. It certainly works with my HP Windows 7 machine. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ryan
Works great with my Windows, Chromebook and Android systems. Handy size with track ball and illuminated keyboard. No complaints.Published 12 months ago by Matt
This is a very nice mini. This is the third mini keyboard I've owned, and is far and away the best one so far. It's very small, lightweight and easy to handle. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ken M