Watched the video and I was SOLD. Been looking for an easy replacement to my Firefly remote, without the ginormous keyboard.
Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard is perfect for your HTPC
Let us know how it works. Especially the touchpad.
im also interested in hearing how it works. i already have a full-sized nmedia keyboard/trackball but if this ends up working as it should I might be willing to make a change.
Bigee, sounds like you need to do a guest review post on it!! Interested???
I saw that earlier this morning that thing looks pretty sweet. Too bad I just purchased the lenvo remote a few weeks ago :/
just got the lenovo one for a co-worker and loved it, kinda tempted to get it myself.
I seen this one today but my only problem with it is it doesnt lok like it would be easy to type on, the touchpad is kinda in the way to use your thumb on that side.
the one I reeeeeallly want to see is this one:
that one would be even better for HTPC use!
the one I reeeeeallly want to see is this one:
I didn't see or hear it mentioned but I assume that that's an OLED keyboard. I just wish that standard KBs and smaller units like the one in the YouTube video with OLED keys were the norm (and reasonably priced). Oh the possibilities.
Based on what I saw, I think that may simply be backlit keys. If you notice, the change in functionality also changed exactly what part of each key was lit up.
Nonetheless, very cool! I just can't bring myself to use any of those tiny keyboards. I suffer enough on my phone. ;D
If you notice, the change in functionality also changed exactly what part of each key was lit up.
I didn't notice that only parts of the keys changed I only saw that they changed hence the OLED assumption. I agree though, pretty kewl.
I just finished watching the video and at the very end, a caption popped up stating that you can press FN+ALT to rotate the touch pad 90 degrees to the right. That would put the pad at the bottom and the left and right-click buttons on the left. That actually seems like a great feature and addresses some of the concerns about the button placement being right next to the pad. I still agree with some others over there who said that the left and right-click mouse buttons should be somewhere on the left side of the device... perhaps at the top and bottom edges where you'd be holding it with your index finger and thumb? Or put the left/right buttons at the top edge, right next to each other, accessible by your index finger.
Slick little device! I too just watched the video review and I'm pretty sure there is an 'N' in the word 'doNgle' lol... What's a USB doggle??
Anyhow, this looks pretty sweet, but for me there comes a point when a keyboard is just too small.
I just received this today:
For me this is about the perfect balance of size and function. Again though, I just got it so there is much testing and playing to do still.
...wish it too had a USB charger with a LI battery :/
Keep us posted on how usable that one is. As I said earlier, I can't use a really small kb, but that pocket sized one you pointed out just might be large enough for regular usage. If you can type (fingers on the right keys) on it comfortably for a while, then it's usable.
LOL! I wouldn't be worried about placement so much as I would be about what was being used to power it.
To follow up with feedback of this keyboard:
I received this last week and have been using it through the weekend on my HTPC. It is small, but not too small to type. I have average sized hands for a 6'1" male, and it's a bit small for me to type comfortably, but my girlfriend has no issues. Entering URL's or login info is no problem though, but I wouldn't be typing long emails with this guy. Also preventing me from wanting to type my next novel with this little guy is the fact that there is no right shift key and the tab key is function+space. This starts to hurt my brain after a few sentences :/
There was concern with the layout of the trackball and mouse buttons originally due to the shortcut buttons directly beneath both. This is actually not a problem at all and I find that the layout is comfortable, intuitive and works really well.
It takes 2 AAA batteries and auto sleeps after a few seconds. To wake you need to press a key a couple times and then you're off.
For me this keyboard is perfect since I mainly use my HTPC very little for browsing and when I do, it's mainly mouse navigation using bookmarks or sites I visit often. Even moving around windows is a piece of cake. I've pulled my full keyboard/mouse off my HTPC and now only use this and my MC Remote.
Other points good and bad:
-Operating distance is great. I sit about 10-12 feet from the receiver and it works flawlessly.
-Feels well built and keyboard response is smooth.
-Install was easy.
-Mouse tracks well and feels good in hand.
-Media shortcut keys are not laid out very well and I would not use them on the daily for this reason.
-Not backlit, but that's ok for my setup.
-No customizable keys (out of the box)
-Have to install 3rd party unsigned driver, but comes with disk.
-Using this with 1 hand would be difficult.