- Brand Name: Lenovo
- Model Number: 888011668
- Connectivity Technology: Wireless
- Color: Black
- Form Factor: Backlit,Slide bar,Integrated trackball
Lenovo N5902 Enhanced Multimedia Remote with Backlit Keyboard (57Y6678)
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- Backlit keyboard - This feature can be enabled/disabled by turning it ON/OFF at the back of the remote.
- Optical Finger Navigation with scrolling slide bar
- Up to 32ft of control via micro-size USB receiver using 2.40GHz technology
- 2 AA Batteries Included
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Top Customer Reviews
As you may know, the upgrades from the n5901 are as follows: Backlit keyboard, matte finish, scroll bar, and the trackball was replaced with an OFN (optical finger navigation). If you've ever used a blackberry then you know what the OFN is like. There is a bonus advantage with an ofn instead of trackball, and that is the ofn pad can be pressed to function just like the left click. So when you're navigating with the ofn, your thumb can just click to select, no need to double click with the left mouse button.
Well do I like it? Yes, very much. However, I do believe the folks at Lenovo tests these devices out on computer screens, and not real HDTV 50+ inch screens. If they did, they would know that it's a bit of work to move the pointer around on a 52 inch screen. I noticed that I was much smoother and precise moving the pointer around on my 15" notebook, but required a little more concentration and work with my living room 52" lcd. But I'm guessing it may be like this for these types of gadgets no matter what brand you choose to buy. You can go to your control panel under hardware and sounds and adjust your PC's mouse settings, the lenovo will respond to your pc's setting. I moved the cursor speed all the way to FAST and it helped a lot!
This is also very useful if you like using your notebook in bed in a lying down position. Sometimes you have to reposition yourself whenever you need to type something. With this remote, you don't have to move an inch. Laziness taken to whole new level. I like watching tv on my notebook in the dark while my wife is asleep, so the backlit helps the typing and I don't have to fidget around to type on the real keyboard.Read more ›
-type inside of the search box
-type paths and / or commands
-use mouse to navigate the GUI buttons
Lenovo makes three models of this remote: The old, the new and the new with backlight. I am not going to discuss the new model without backlighting, because I do not see the point of doing so.
The old and the new models have largely cosmetic differences and two main differences: the type of mouse control and the backlight. The old remote has the scroll-ball mouse, the type that you'd have on a blackberry, and the newer one has a mouse control that is just like a tiny touchpad, which can also be pressed to click.
The problem of choosing the model comes from the fact that both implementations of the mouse are horribly bad on Lenovo remote.
the type of a mouse present on this newer model is horribly inconvenient.
-For the older model, as everyone mentions the problem is that the mouse ball is too loose in it's socket and therefore it moves every time there is a slightest movement of the remote itself, such as if you move on your couch, and as a result the mouse becomes active on the screen and the your video player switches to control skin. How would you like that happening every time your dog itches?
-For the newer model, the touchpad is not sensitive to the movement of the remote itself at all, which is great, however, the mouse control is a pain to use.Read more ›
Wondering about possible signals interference, I tried the keyboard with another computer in the same room and with a computer in a completely different part of the house. That didn't change anything. The range remained very short.
I then compared this product with a Logitech keyboard/mouse that uses the same wireless technology and had the same range problems with that. My suspicion is that its the technology at fault here, not the specific product.
I have a bluetooth keyboard/mouse combo that gets much better range. In these same computers it can be used from across the room without any problem. On the down side though, Bluetooth times out and drops the connection after a period of inactivity. It then takes a few seconds to reestablish a connection when you go to use the keyboard again. That's not the case for these wireless devices. When they are within range, they react instantly. For this reason I'd much prefer the wireless device, if it had decent range. But it doesn't. So it sits on top of my media center while I use a traditional remote to do most things. When I need to use the keyboard I get up and walk across the room to the computer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good lazy remote only bad thing is that on the optical sensor the plastic thumb pad is loose after about a week of use.Published 28 days ago by Walker O'Brien
this is the 2nd purchase i made of this product. i bought this one as a gift. i have owned one for years, and if you have your computer connected to your main screen tv... Read morePublished 1 month ago by John
This thing doesn't feel natural in your hand. The mouse cursor function is strange and you never really get use to it. There's a bit of delay as well with inputs. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kylix
Lenovo made TWO items using the "N5902" name:
One with a backlit keyboard: 57Y6678
And the other WITHOUT a backlit keyboard: 0C51503. Read more
Amazing devic, solves all problem for needing an external, compact and multi function wireless keyboard & mousePublished 3 months ago by Mansour M. Alkawas
Works perfectly on Win7 and Win10 computers. Some of the media buttons (play/pause, etc). and windows specific buttons(alt/Ctrl/delete) don't work on a Chromebit (but the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rob Fischer
Very uncomfortable to type with. The keys on the keyboard have you second guessing if the key was pushed with enough force to get the character you want.Published 5 months ago by Jessy