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post #1 of 10 Old 04-26-2013, 09:25 AM - Thread Starter
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First off let me state I have read the other threads on this topic here and most are well over a year old.
I do have a Dinovo mini and honestly I hate it. Keys are too small, but my biggest complaint is it keeps disconnecting from the PC, even though the dongle is just a few feet away.
I am going to try an Android app on my Nexus 7, but the issue with that is I won't always have it with me at the couch.

My goal is to find something between the Dinovo mini and a full sized keyboard in size that is wireless, has a trackball / mouse is reliable and doesn't cost a fortune.

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The Logitech k400r is ok just don't try and use it with the signal passing through your couch or any other big objects,.
The keys are laptop style. It has a trackpad that supports limited win8 gestures.
Personally I love this keyboard as unlike a mouse or trackball when it is bumped it don't move the cursor and thus bringing up the hidden ui controls of whatever media player you happen to be using.

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A keyboard is a must for any PC although I've found I'd worn out several RF keyboards/mice just starting my media applications!  To that end I found in Win 7 you can "pin" an app to the toolbar and trigger it with the "Win-#" shortcut on a Harmony remote using the Microsoft Media Center SE as a device!  No more grabbing the keyboard to start my media apps... I only use it when surfing and have a wired one in my EQ room for any real work.

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Does fullsize mean a desktop with numeric keypad?


If so, then this one from iogear is smaller than fullsize and won't break the bank.

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?InvtId=GKM581R-PB

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The Logitech k400r is ok just don't try and use it with the signal passing through your couch or any other big objects,.
The keys are laptop style. It has a trackpad that supports limited win8 gestures.
Personally I love this keyboard as unlike a mouse or trackball when it is bumped it don't move the cursor and thus bringing up the hidden ui controls of whatever media player you happen to be using.

I just bought this keyboard today. I think I am going to love it. This is one remote control that I will not have any problems finding.
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post #6 of 10 Old 04-28-2013, 06:37 PM
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+1 for the Logitech K400.
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How is the wireless range ?

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Another vote for the K400. The only thing that I don't like is the right Shift key...worthless.

Range-wise, I sit 12-13 feet away, and experience no problems. I have the receiver plugged into front USB port. Works great for the occasional times you need a real keyboard.
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I've tried it at 20 feet & it still works.
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While it has great range, I couldn't get screen word FONT large enough to justify staying as far back as I can.
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