Good Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad
#1
I am looking for a well working and robust Keyboard for my HTPC. I don't mind if it has BT or a USB-Dongle, just wireless. The only 2 things that I really need is a stable connection with a wide range (I sit about 5m away from my HTPC) and a good touchpad. I gave Logitechs K400 a try, but the Touchpad was just a pain in the ass. Never really worked, it always got stuck and didn't react anymore. Would be really happy to get some input and ideas.
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#2
I have used the Logitech TK820. It has a large touchpad and decent key switches for couch use. However I didn't like the touchpad either. I am used to the touchpad of my Macbook and sadly I have not encountered a touchpad yet that works as good.
However, since I also do some gaming on my HTPC I used my Xbox One controller and an app from the steam shop called Controller Companion. Together with the Xbox Chatpad (Keyboard for the controller), I very much prefer that over the Keyoard solution because using the Sticks for mouse and scrolling and also having a keyboard is waaay more comfortable and precise that the keyboard/touchpad kombo I used before. You can also configure different mapping for different programs. In chrome for example the Y button opens a new tab and the shoulder buttons go backward or forward. So if you don't necessarily need a keyboard, but just a comfortable way to control your HTPC, I recommend to check that out.

http://controllercompanion.com
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#3
Thanks for the input, but I really need the keyboard. And I do not really want a separate mouse. But since I am also used to my macbooks touchpad, the logitech was just a huge disappointment. Any other manufacturers worth considering?
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#4
I'm using Rii mini i6 RF-version mini-keyboard

My quote from "What remote device do you use?" thread

(2016-06-21, 23:55)Shomei Wrote: Name: Rii mini i6 RF-version with mini usb dongle
Remote Device: mini-keyboard / Remote
Media Device: HTPC
OS: Windows
Connection type: Wireless version

Pros:

++ can learn the IR codes from original remotes (works with my LG TV)
++ more responsive touchpad compared to my old rii mini-keyboard
+ perfect size
+ backlit

Cons:

- problems with distance (? mini usb dongle), so I had to use usb extension. Now it works fine.
- sleep mode: can't wake up instantly, I need to make a long press or 1 extra click. Very annoying =(
- not good battery life compared to my old rii mini-keyboard.
- not reliable on/off switch
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#5
Thanks, but that rii mini is just too small for my needs. I want a normally sized keyboard. The logitech k400 was perfect, the quality just sucked.
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#6
Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard. Range might be a little short though.
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#7
(2016-07-30, 18:56)pulpfxn Wrote: Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard. Range might be a little short though.
How short is short?
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#8
Logitech k830 or the 1byone. http://www.aftvnews.com/1byone-bluetooth...ad-review/
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#9
The 1byone looks really promising, any info on the touchpad quality?
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#10
(2016-07-30, 18:59)pwriesnik Wrote:
(2016-07-30, 18:56)pulpfxn Wrote: Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard. Range might be a little short though.
How short is short?

About 2-2.5 metres.
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#11
(2016-07-30, 12:56)pwriesnik Wrote: Thanks, but that rii mini is just too small for my needs. I want a normally sized keyboard. The logitech k400 was perfect, the quality just sucked.

There are 3 new rii model: K18, i15, K16

http://www.riitek.com/d/file/product/min...904062.jpg
http://www.riitek.com/d/file/product/min...a9702a.jpg
http://www.riitek.com/d/file/product/min...2afee9.jpg

Mini Wireless keyboard Review: Riitek K18 Touchpad Keyboard
http://www.androidpimp.com/computer-acce...ard-review
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#12
The K18 doesn't look too bad, but it seems as if there was no place to get Rii products in the EU.
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#13
You can get them about anywhere, but be careful of fakes. There are tons of fake Rii products out there. Check Amazon and the various normal places.
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