My review from the Egg...
Pros: I bought this to replace my Logitech Wii KB that I was using on my HTPC. Having windows/ F1-12 keys and multimedia keys is a bonus, but I mainly wanted a unit that I could point and click with. I also have a wireless mouse that I use for tasks that just need clicking. Having all the control I need in one devices is exactly what I was looking for.
This is larger than the Wii KB, but not very bulky. I like the rubber sides mainly because I can rest the KB against my couch on carpet without it sliding to the floor. I would slide my Logitech under the couch and since it was so smooth, it was hard to retrieve without being very careful.
Cons: Spotty reception 15" away from HTPC with dongle plugged in back. Works great with usb extender to bring dongle to the front (no front USB).
Trackball does not move smoothly. It feels like plastic against plastic, nothing like any good Logitech trackball you've ever used. If I press down too much (not much by my standards) the ball will not move, or if it does, it skips. I have concerns about the reliability of the trackball long term. Also there is no way to pull the ball out and clean out inside. I'll just try not to use this with "snack fingers".
I have to deduct an egg for the build quality. A smooth trackball would have made this 5 eggs.
Other Thoughts: Huge enter key. Backslash to the right of shift key. 99% of all keyboards these days have the backslash below the backspace. Why IOGear chose to do that, I'm not sure.
Some have criticized having the mouse buttons on the opposite side as the trackball. I actually prefer this, but it took a bit of getting used to. One task that is made difficult, but not that big of a deal, is clicking while scrolling, since they are both on the same side. I rarely ever need to do that on an HTPC, so can't really complain.
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