Alan's Building Log Episode #3
I had some time over the weekend to play with Logitech's diNovo Edge. For a complete review, please read Mike's review. His analysis of the keyboard is a lot more indepth then I will be.
Mike had pretty strong opinion about the touch pad. Perhaps I am a bit more lenient but I did not find it that bad. However, I found myself constantly looking for a touchpad in the lower part of the keyboard. The whole setup just didn't feel right but I think that can at least be partially attributed to not being used to having an input device that close to the right hand side of the keyboard.
When surfing from 10' away on a big screen TV you quickly find out no website looks the same after adjusting zoom levels to your liking. Having the zoom keys on the side of the keyboard really made a difference and made couch surfing significantly more enjoyable.
My couch is around 11' away from my TV and I had no reception problems. I did not test to 30' just because I was so damn happy the keyboard worked with no reception issues. I do wish there were a few more Media Center keys, but you can assign the Windows button on the left hand side to open VMC.
All in all, I consider it a very positive add to my Media Center setup. I can now sit back and wait until SideShow enabled devices hit the market.
I suppose the question is, is it worth $169? That is sort of like putting a price on WAF. Sometimes you just can't. At this time, I am just so happy that it works, that I will say yes :).