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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
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • Multimedia Shortcut Keys Allows You to Access E-mail Access, Volume Control, Play/Pause, My Computer, Media Player and Launching Your Web Browser
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Iogear
  • Model: GKM571R
  • Connectivity Technology: Wireless
  • Keyboard Description: QWERTY
  • Color Name: Black
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 4 inches ; 2.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004OBB4KQ
  • Item model number: GKM571R
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 16, 2011

Product Description

IOGEAR's GKM571R is the latest ergonomic palm-sized mini wireless 2.4 GHz wireless keyboard with built-in optical trackball, left and right click buttons and scroll wheel with LED backlight technology for the evolving digital living room. The wireless keyboard with built-in optical trackball allows you to work up to 33 feet away from your home theater living space to control and navigate your home theater computer/laptop and or video game console like never before. The intuitive wireless interaction changes the way you get and drive your multimedia and entertainment contentIn addition to its creative palm-size design it uses the latest LED backlight technology which automatically turns on and off when opening the keyboards stylized protective cover lets you see what you're typing and makes typing in low light or dark rooms effortless and convenient. It also incorporates 19 hotkeys for quick access to multimedia and Microsoft Media Center features and the ability to customize the trackball speed from 400 dpi, 800 dpi or at an amazing 1200 dpi.No driver needed, just plug in the included USB RF Receiver and you're ready to go. Great for PC to TV applicationsHTPC (Home Theater PC) Media Server/Computer/Laptop setups MCE (Windows Media Center) applicationsLatest game consoles such as, PS3 and XBOXIt's the ideal solution for the home entertainment living room and computer enthusiast looking to compliment their PC to TV solution also a perfect solution for meeting room presentation needs.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 12, 2011
I really like this keyboard for HTPC use. I also have the Lenovo N5901 multimedia remote/keyboard, and while the IOGear GKM571 is quite a bit more expensive, it's also much better.

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.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A. Branch on October 11, 2011
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I've been using the diNovo Mini on my living room HTPC for several years now and was not happy with it. My wife absolutely hated it and refused to use it. So, I've been researching its replacement for quite a while. Unfortunately, it seems there are only a few wireless keyboards out there that are truly suited to HTPC use, none of them perfect. The ioGear GKM571R comes close, though.

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).
Form factor.
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.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By R. Zilligen on April 23, 2012
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After reading numerous reveiws here and elsewhere on the web praising this keyboard of HTPC use... I decided to give it a go. Here are my opinions on what's good and bad about it:

Pro's:
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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.

Con's:
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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.
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