Thursday, August 19, 2010

Logitech PlayStation 3 Cordless MediaBoard Pro

- So I'm a big fan of the old Logitech Cordless Mediaboad especially for htpc use. I have several of them. I decided to give this newer Pro model a try. I picked it up from amazon for $55. It's very similar to the old model except it's bluetooth. It's primarily designed for the playstation 3 but it works fine with other devices like computers and iOS as long as it has bluetooth since no dongle is included. I was just basically looking for a nice generic full size bluetooth keyboard, and the touchpad is a bonus.
- The key layout is nice and normal. I really like the feel of it. If you use it with windows or osx just note that there is no windows or command key but you can remap some other key if you want in the OS.
- It works really well with my iPhone 4. Just note that none of the extra keys or any of the navigation keys outside of the arrow keys and ctrl + arrow work. That means no home button key or any of the media controls for ipod player work. The touchpad obviously doesn't do anything either.

Recommended. It's a better value than the apple wireless bluetooth keyboard though this is a more generic keyboard so it's not going to have any OS specific keys. It feels great to type on and works well with your iOS devices. Plus you get an integrated touchpad.


Anonymous said...

hey, how did you pair this with the iphone? I turn on the keyboard and have my ipod touch 3g ios4 in discoverable mode but it doesn find it. are there any special tips? thanks.

Anonymous said...

ah i figured it out, so in case anyone else has trouble..

turn off your ps3. turn on the keyboard and on the back side, hit the RESET button, that should cause the LED near the power button to flash (probably indicating discovery mode). once the iphone finds it, it will ask you to input some digits on the keyboard and hit ENTER. thats it!