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5.0 out of 5 stars Logitech Mini PC Entertainment Dinovo Keyboard Controller With Unifying Receiver, Also For Google TV And Logitech Revue, July 16, 2012
This review is from: Logitech Mini "CHROMECAST" PC Entertainment Dinovo Keyboard, Built-in Touchpad Controller With Unifying Receiver, Also For Google TV And Logitech Revue, Windows Media Center,PC,Mac Mini,PS3 Playstation 3, & Samsung Smart TV (Personal Computers)
I would like to begin by and acknowledge there is a lot of confusion and some conflict over these products.
Logitech provides you with TWO products that seem virtually identical but have essential differences.

1) Logtiech Dinovo mini
2) Logitech Mini Controller

If you're actually searching for photos you'll see almost no distinguishable differences. The significant difference to feel concerned with is the communication technology. The Dinovo mini works with Bluetooth Wireless communication while the Mini Controller features RF wireless.

I have acquired and used both these devices and will say that I 100% recommend the Mini Controller!
The merely disadvantage, if I consider it one, is usually that the Mini Controller need a small USB micro-transmitter mainly because motherboards/computers don't have RF built in unlike many that have BT built-in.

Whereas the Dinovo Mini may possess additional compatible use with more units from the box I found the bluetooth reception was quickly interrupted which led to jumpy mouse on the touchpad and unpredictable typing. I would type a complete sentence and after that only see 3 letters show up, 10-15 seconds later the enter sentence would immediately appear like the computer had caught up to what I was doing.
With the Mini Controller I have never once had inconsistent connection with the computer system. We have used this controller exclusively on my brand new PC build (HTPC) and it is excellent as an input gadget for all sorts of control; OS setup/testing, media playback, data transfer, and so on. The Mini Controller also works well with the Sony PS3 (transmitter plugged into USB port of course) and also while I do not own an Xbox 360 I believe it will work with this as well.

The Mini Controller possesses a detachable Li-Ion battery that when charged lasts over a month with common use! The equipment also simultaneously shuts off when the lid is closed once re-opened is functional within a second!

There are two settings for the title reviewer; Pointer and Directional, controlled by the small switch just to the left of the circular pad in the upper right hand corner. Pointer settings always touchpad control similar to you're used to on a laptop computer with exceptional feedback and quick response. Directional mode functions similar to a gaming D-Pad allowing left/right/up/down motion effective in shifting between lines in documents or additional applications. Both modes have "OK" or "Enter" whenever you push the middle down.

While the Mini Controller can seem a little pricey to some I feel its benefits strongly outweigh the price and con of an external transmitter. I have compared this gadget to many others including Harmony Remotes, Rii Controller, Boxee Box Controller, Mediaboard Pro, and full wireless keyboard/mouse methods. While a full-keyboard enables quicker typing it requires two separate units (keyboard + mouse) to accomplish all functions the Mini Controller delivers.
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Initial post: Oct 1, 2012 1:30:41 PM PDT
You copied this review almost verbatim from efoto's review on August 7, 2011:

http://www.amazon.com/review/R1NK918LNG0CSV/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0040QE97A&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

Posted on Nov 22, 2012 7:39:02 AM PST
Er says:
i want to know, this control use or compatible for a TV smat? i have a LG LW 5600

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2013 1:09:17 PM PST
MD says:
Makes sense, doesn't it? Context, it's all about context.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2013 10:23:18 AM PST
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