Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Logitech Cordless Mediaboard


http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/gaming/playstation_3/devices/282&cl=us,en

Circuit City has it for $60
$50 shipped from buy.com

- Designed for ps3 but I'm primarily using this with my htpc.
- Light, thin, compact, good range, uses 2.4ghz
- Mouse touchpad works great with tapping to click and scrolling area on the right.
- No drivers needed (winxp).
- Keyboard has a good feel.
- There is a new more expensive "pro" model that is bluetooth based but this one is just fine for pc use. At $50 it's a bit more reasonable now vs when it first game out. It's a lot cheaper than the diNovo line.
- I actually found the mouse left/right click buttons on the keyboard quite handy and comfortable to use. Too bad it's missing the windows key. You might be able to remap one of the keys with something like this (haven't tested yet):
http://www.autohotkey.com/
- Has a manual on/off sliding switch. Not sure if it auto turns off (doesn't mention anything about it anywhere in the manual).
- It's also not bad for gaming once you add a dedicated wireless laser mouse like the logitech mx-610. I just prefer a single integrated key/mouse for surfing and general pc maintenance. It's just more comfortable, and I don't have to have a space next to me for the mouse.

Highly recommended for HTPC use.

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