Rii Mini wireless keyboard

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This keyboard is also available from Newegg.com. While it is not the same brand, it is the same keyboard. You can find it at the following link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6823852001

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uncola Wrote:I just ordered the bluetooth version from the link on page 2. Will let you know how it is when it arrives in about 20 days!

Uncola - thanks for volunteering to be a guinea pig Big Grin - looking forward to your report! Nod
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Placed my order a few days back from Amazon, should be here soon within a week or less. Will be posting a very short review on how well it works with XBMC.
(This post was last modified: 2010-11-27 02:20 by mobious.)
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mobious Wrote:Place my order a few days back from Amazon, should be here soon within a week or less. Will be posting a very short review on how well it works with XBMC.

you should be happy...Nod

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mobious Wrote:Place my order a few days back from Amazon, should be here soon within a week or less. Will be posting a very short review on how well it works with XBMC.

which one did you get bluetooth or the rf one ?
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bigdog66 Wrote:you should be happy...Nod

Good to know! Big Grin

johoja Wrote:which one did you get bluetooth or the rf one ?

Actually believe it or not I am not sure, I just assumed it had a normal wireless USB receiver thing like most keyboards and mice do now-a-days. Here is the product description, all it mentions is 2.4Ghz.

http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Wireless-...=de_a_smtd
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I got the rf one from meritline for $60 I believe and it works great, both on my revo (linux) and my windows media centers. Love not having a trackball, no longer have to worry about setting it down in the wrong way and having a cursor go across the screen.

wow. so much cheaper now Sad
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I have an RF one and it's okay but it has a few big drawbacks. One is the sluggish trackpad as other have noticed.

Also I've had some connectivity issues--- it never fails to wake my htpc from sleep mode but then it is often unresponsive for half a minute or so if I try to navigate the XBMC UI.

What I dislike most though is a lack of dedicated media keys--- they are mapped to function subkeys. I personally find that very inconvenient.

What I'd like to see is a second revision of Logitech's Dinovo Mini. The frequently lost bluetooth connectivity is VERY irritating as is the shaky and inconsistent responsiveness or the trackpad in UDLR "arrow key" mode. A convenient button for turning on the backlight (like the Rii has) would also be a plus. If Logitech can address those concerns and drop the ridiculous price I'd buy another one.
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snarfo Wrote:I have an RF one and it's okay but it has a few big drawbacks. One is the sluggish trackpad as other have noticed.

Read the end of the third page. Fixed my "sluggish" issues with the trackpad. If your running Linux.
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Ugh, my second Rii just died. Waste of $140.

It's just quickly blinking yellow, is there anyway to reset it?
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Isn't it just in sleep mode? Have you tried pressing a few keys to wake it up?
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@drzoo2 Yeah I saw that... should have mentioned I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. I imagine there are plenty of Windows hacks to accelerate the mouse pointer but since those tend to be global in nature I don't want to have every other mouse I plug in wildly careening around the screen :-)

Still looking for that 'perfect' remote... come on Logitech, get us a new Dinovo Mini already!
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Well I just got mine in today and I got to say it is perfect in every way. I got the rf version, it's weight feels like a remote control, it's size is definitely perfect for a remote control, and best of all it has everything, you got your F keys, backlight, d-pad, trackpad, and even a laser pointer. I would recommend this mini keyboard to anyone looking for something as small as a remote which provides the full functionality of a keyboard. You also got the option to turn the thing 90 degrees so the d-pad switches to accommodate that.

Finally the range on this thing is perfect, some people mentioned it could barley reach 3 meters but I can obviously see it reaches much more than that. Its a bargain for 50 usd. Works out of the box, no extra setup needed and if anyone was wondering I got the rf version.
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mobious Wrote:Well I just got mine in today and I got to say it is perfect in every way. I got the rf version, it's weight feels like a remote control, it's size is definitely perfect for a remote control, and best of all it has everything, you got your F keys, backlight, d-pad, trackpad, and even a laser pointer. I would recommend this mini keyboard to anyone looking for something as small as a remote which provides the full functionality of a keyboard. You also got the option to turn the thing 90 degrees so the d-pad switches to accommodate that.

Finally the range on this thing is perfect, some people mentioned it could barley reach 3 meters but I can obviously see it reaches much more than that. Its a bargain for 50 usd. Works out of the box, no extra setup needed and if anyone was wondering I got the rf version.

Which receiver did it come with? The small one like mine or the larger like the previous posters?

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drzoo2 Wrote:Which receiver did it come with? The small one like mine or the larger like the previous posters?

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Mini like one of these...
[Image: logitech-mouse-m505-unifyin1.jpg]
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