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Candyboard Wireless Mini Black

Candyboard Wireless Mini Black
alaScore 82

62 reviews

Oct, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and design. The value for money and usability also get good views. There are some mixed reviews about the build quality.

usability, price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Candyboard Wireless Mini Black is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Candyboard Wireless Mini Black

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Candyboard Wireless Mini Black from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Keyboards on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, size, design, build quality

64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: VisionTek CANDYBOARD Wireless Mini Keyboard with Touchpad (900319)

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Cute

 

I use this as an HTPC controller and it serves its purpose fine. Touchpad takes some time to get used to as in the fact that the most miniscule of movements on the pad may transfer into about a foot and a half screen distance that the pointer moves.

compact, rechargeable, backlit, well constructed, plug-n-play, keyboard, and mouse

compact. touchpad takes getting used too

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Was great... while it worked

 

The only reason I give it 2 stars, instead of one is that it was good while it lasted (one day). I've returned it and looking for a better device.

Nice form-factor, perfect for controlling media player (really makes youtube and other web services feasible) ; Seamless installation - plugged the dongle into WD TV Live, turned it on - the keyboard was working ; Back-lit keys and laser pointer are...

Refused to sync with the dongle on the second day of use. No response to any type of attempted troubleshooting

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Horrible

 

Last saturday we had the septic tank pumped. That is were my VisionTek Candyboard 900319 now resides, right under the inlet. If a wireless divice won't work here, it won't work were your sitting.

Not many. I Don't consider working as advertised as a pro so I don't right many of these. The product has to be very good (5 eggs) or very bad (1 egg). It doe's work with Ubuntu Linux. The Battery is rechargeable over UBS and holds a good charge

The wireless is it's BIG down fall. As advertised it is supposed to work at 'up to 30 feet away'. I broke out the tape measure, and was 12 feet away. I had direct line of site with the dongle. I live in the mountains, no one in a 1/4 mile to interfere....

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A few flaws but still good.

 

We bought this to use in our home theater setup for when we are watching TV shows on Hulu or similar sites. It works great for our purposes. It also has a laser pointer, which is additional added entertainment with our pets

It seems to go to sleep when it sits for a while. This is good on conserving battery life but there is a bit of a lag to get it going again and the mouse movement stutters on screen. If you were using this for a presentation, as it was intended for,...

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Perfect size. Touchpad janky.

 

I've been really happy with this purchase. For the guy with the two foot range, that's not right and you should get it replaced.

I really like that this is no bigger than a remote. I get good range on this. It's for my HTPC and it's perfect for that. I've tested range out to about 30 ft and never had an issue

Touchpad can be a little finicky Sometimes it does not pick up my touch. Cranking up the mouse sensitivity in Windows helps. P

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Small, easy to setup, works great

 

I love this thing, I'm ordering another one for my living room xbmc box.

I bought this for my ASRock 330HT running XBMCbuntu and it works exactly as I expected it to. Instantly recognized, works flawlessly. If you want a small wireless keyboard for any HTPC equipment, this is the product you want

None, this product has met all of my expectations

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Great

 

Sometimes I have problems with the mouse part but I just clean it off and my finger then it works fine. If you leave it on too long it will go to sleep just it the A button and it will auto turn back on (Other than when I first got it.) I use this for...

For the price its good ; Plug in and play ; Small ; USB cable for charging ; All in one

Feels cheap

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Almost a perfect solution.

 

Despite its flaws this is a perfect solution for me. I use it with XBMC and to casually browse youtube on my TV. I used to use a mouse using on screen keyboard but it was too cumbersome when I just wanted to relax. I purchased two of these keyboards....

The keyboard is easy to type on ; The light up feature is more useful than I thought it would be ; The touch pad works as you would expect a laptop would. it even has "tap to click ; Great for HTPC ; So far battery life is at least a week. (haven't run...

You do have to adjust your right hand to cup the keyboard to type comfortably. This is because of the touch-pad being in the way. The range is good if you don't hold the candyboard in a fashion you would a ps3 or 360 controller. If you place your...

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Visiontek candy board

 

I didn't have much expectations so to me it worked fine

Build in rechargeable battery. Got to be charged from USB while computer is on. So you end up plugging it in for charge and getting up to grab it every time you need to do something. I used it for TV so it wasn't that bad while it lasted ... As soon as...

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Not for HTPC

 

I guess as an iPad or tablet keyboard it might work, but for an HTPC get the RF version at 30 more dollars, and avoid the fustration, or better yet get an MCE remote which what I ended up doing :-)

Small size, good battery life, included mouse pad

Horrible range. Step 2 foot away from computer, and the thing starts to lose connection. By 4 feet there is no connection at all

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