I have been using this Dinovo Mini
for 4 months here.
I use it for my ps3 (occasionally) and home theater pc (most of the time)-Battery Life:
I love the battery life on this thing its amazing. It stays charged for a month easy if you used it all the time.. and a couple months + if you occasionally use it . The ability to switch modes between mouse pad and direction pad is cool. Also the later versions of the software now allow you to manually assign any key or combo of keyboard hotkeys your want. Which make all the hidden functions now available to you. NOTE: The Battery is removable... if it fails over time. just get another lithium ion from logitech and do it yourself.-Back Light:
Its nice and bright.. when you switch modes the backlight colors change. It amazes how bright this shines and yet the battery lasts for 1-2 months. All the letters are fully backlit... however a quick dimmer lowers the light to nothing when not in use on the main keys... less distracting in the dark. Very well thought out lighting system.-PC Gamers
: The hotkey remapping on the later software allowed me to start using my home theater pc as a pc gaming rig on the big screen. I use a wireless xbox 360 controller as my main means of control in game and the dinovo mini to navigate the mouse when its needed or occasional odd keyboard controls I would need (for cheats or menu navigation or chatting in mmo's).-Very Light and Portable:
I definitely like the compact size of it. Typing definitely is not as fast as a full sized keyboard (if you are a typing pro)... but if you can text message on a iPhone it should be no problem for you. Thumb typing seems like second nature once your try it out, even if you aren't a text'er type person.
I have tried the mid to full sized keyboard path many times in the past in the living room and I cant stand lugging that bulky thing onto my lap when I need to do something with it... dinovo mini is controller size and quick to pick up and sit back down without needing to situate myself any kind of way or have a hard time looking to place it back down or need to set it in some kinda of fancy charging stand. Not to mention full sized keyboard in the living room are a bit of an eye soar due to their sheer size. Dinovo mini can sit on the coffee table and blend right in next to your remote.-Bluetooth Receiver:
The bluetooth usb receiver it comes with has a little pairing button on it which eliminates the need to type in a bluetooth password onscreen or through software. Which means if you dont want to install the included software you do not need it at all it is self contained. Software is mainly for hotkey remapping. Also i never had to re-pair the device after computer or ps3 reboots.. ever!- PS3/PC Switch:
There is a switch in the back that allows you to go from ps3 mode to pc control mode. The only downside is you need to unplug the bluetooth receiver and move it from pc to ps3 or vice versa. However, it remembers the paired connection you had before after you click the switch. So you don't need to re-pair it once your switch the usb dongle from machine to machine. Very nifty. I am tempted to buy a second usb dongle from logitech (not sure if they sell it online anywhere). This would allow me to just hit the switch in the back and never have to unplug/replug the usb receiver again.-360:
It wont work on xbox 360. The one downside to this device.-Reception:
As far as reception goes I have not had a problem at all. I am about 15 feet from the receiver. I have yet to do a extreme distance test on it. I do remember reading that people experienced drop outs on this device back when I was 1st doing homework on it before I bought it. I am happy to say I never have seen this happen once!
I definitely would recommend it if anyone is in the market.. at very least put it on your radar and do some homework on it.