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This review is from: Microsoft Remote Keyboard for Windows XP Media Center Edition ( ZV1-00004 ) (Personal Computers)
I have been looking for a good wireless keyboard with built in mouse for some time. I have Media Center and I really wish I could control the PC portion from the couch. When I saw this for sale, I just had to have it. I immidiately took it home, hooked it up, and was sorely disappointed. The keyboard works fine. The Media Center specific buttons work fine. The mouse control is so bad I thought I had a defective unit. Alas, I found other reviews on the net indicating that i did not. The mouse looks like the little pointing device on Thinkpad laptops. It isn't. Rather than just pushing to the side, you have to push down to make it work. It seems that you have to push down in the direction you want to go. This means if you want to switch directions, you have to let up and push down in another direction. Trying to get the mouse onto anything is an exercise in frustration. If you want a good remote keyboard, consider this. If you want a remote mouse too, stay away. Mine will be going back to the store.
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Initial post: Dec 1, 2007 8:55:49 PM PST
A. Fisher says:
Did you find other products that answer this need and it's better?
Posted on Mar 11, 2010 7:09:58 AM PST
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Posted on Mar 11, 2010 7:14:19 AM PST
Brian Newberry says:
I like how you differentiate between the different types of touchpads. Without your distinction there- I too would have made the same mistake; thinking it was similar to the thinkpad laptops. But I do know what you're talking about. I sort of thought (because it's so bad) they did away with that type of touchpad. Sorry man. Hope you find something better. Right now I'm waiting for the DSI 2.4GHz Wireless Keyboard with Optical trackball. I can only hope I have better luck(?)
Last thought: Amazon is extremely cool about their Refund & Exchange policy. I've used it on products I didn't care for & never had a problem. :-) Hope this helps.
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