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2.4 GHz Multimedia Keyboard

alaTest has collected and analyzed 525 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and design. The size and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical comments about the reliability.

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reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the 2.4 GHz Multimedia Keyboard is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for 2.4 GHz Multimedia Keyboard

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 16 user reviews of 2.4 GHz Multimedia Keyboard from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, design

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: IOGear 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll WheelKinobo - Blue/Grey Wireless Mouse USB 2.0 2.4Ghz For Laptop/Desktop PC With Scroll Wheel And Nano Receiver

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nMedia MCESKB 2.4GHz Wireless Slim Trackball Keyboard

 

nMedia System has delivered big with the MCESKB second generation wireless keyboard. By using the 2.4GHz Radio Frequency (RF) wireless signal, mobility of the new HTPC keyboard is much improved over the previous version. Do not ignore the importance of...

High-quality construction can withstand damage ; USB Interface offers great compatibility ; Batteries are included ; Attractive design ; Available in 17 languages/layouts ; Comfortable lightweight material ; Exceptional RF range

Left/Right mouse button placement ; Not spill proof

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IOGear Long Range 2.4 GHz

 

With a wireless range of 33 feet, this wireless keyboard and mouse set is easy to use with your desktop computer or from the comfort of your couch. Whichever way you use it, the IOGear Long Range 2.4 GHz does the job. We only wish we could have seen...

You can alter the weight of the mouse by using either one or two AA batteries

The keyboard doesn't come with programmable function keys

We love the energy-conscious design of IOGear's Long Range 2.4 GHz keyboard and mouse, though it lacks some important features.

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Good when it works

 

I got this keyboard for my home-theater PC where it replaced a wireless keyboard with a separate wireless mouse. One thing I really like about this one was the trackball was integrated and placed in a good spot so you can move the mouse with your...

Full-size keyboard (doesn't feel cramped) ; Dedicated multimedia keys (important for my HTPC use) ; Built-in trackball ; Relatively small ; Works with PC and PS3

Trackball feels cheap ; Sometimes poor reception depending on positioning ; It will be my 3rd one in 7 months ; The low-battery led is useless (never lights up until the batteries are exhausted)

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Good when it works

 

I got this keyboard for my home-theater PC where it replaced a wireless keyboard with a separate wireless mouse. One thing I really like about this one was the trackball was integrated and placed in a good spot so you can move the mouse with your...

Full-size keyboard (doesn't feel cramped) ; Dedicated multimedia keys (important for my HTPC use) ; Built-in trackball ; Relatively small ; Works with PC and PS3

Trackball feels cheap ; Sometimes poor reception depending on positioning ; It will be my 3rd one in 7 months ; The low-battery led is useless (never lights up until the batteries are exhausted)

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Good Media Board

 

Overall good keyboard for HTTP controling all media functions including mouse pointer (with trackball)

Just the right size for portability and large hands

Trackball is awkward to use

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Good htpc keyboard

 

I wouldn't replace this with my gaming pc but works great with a media center or when using a regular mouse is a hassle.

I have 2 of the keyboard. They range is good. Works from across the house. Compact but the keys are normal size. Intergrated mouse makes it ez to use when away from desk. Great for use as a living room or bed room computer

Rubber comes off the side. doesn't really hut anything but makes the keyboard feel jagged

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ATI Radeon 7500 64mb PCI card

 

I wouldn't replace this with my gaming pc but works great with a media center or when using a regular mouse is a hassle.

I have 2 of the keyboard. They range is good. Works from across the house. Compact but the keys are normal size. Intergrated mouse makes it ez to use when away from desk. Great for use as a living room or bed room computer

Rubber comes off the side. doesn't really hut anything but makes the keyboard feel jagged

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Nice Design

 

Still looking for a decent replacement. I'm hoping to buy one tonight. The two replacement attempts are OK, but I bought pad keyboards hoping for usability, but the trackPADs are very difficult to use as they frequently drag things when cursor movement...

Design is easy to handle, the mouse buttons are nicely placed, but away form the trackball

The trackball. At first it skipped or did nothing. Cleaning accomplished very little improvement. Finally retired the keyboard because of lousy trackball ; Other than the trackball, the keyboard is great

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Great for HTPC

 

This keyboard/trackball combo is the best thing I have found for my HTPC in the living room. Tried several other products but each of them left me wanting for more or always having to do something to make them work or the range would not reach where my...

Perfect for HTPC ; Full size keyboard ; Track ball/mouse buttons built in ; On/Off switch ; Range

Trackball has too much play in the socket

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Works most of the time really well

 

I am usually pretty picky on my keyboards. This is the not the very best feeling, but it is decent.

Small, but large enough for my fat fingers ; Everything is on the board ; Great range

The track ball does not go up and to the right very well

Product Specifications

IOGear GKM561R 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel you can enjoy the freedom of wireless connectivity with IOGEAR's slim and ergonomic wireless 2.4 GHz keyboard with built-in laser trackball. The 2.4 GHz wireless keyboard and laser trackball combo allows you to work up to 33 feet away from your computer. It's the ideal solution for the living room home entertainment and computer enthusiast; also a perfect solution for meeting room presentation needs. Great for HTPC (Home Theater PC's) setups or MCE (Windows Media Center) applications. The ultra-slim, and low profile keyboard lets you type with style and comfort from any angle in the room. In addition to its creative design it has built-in left and right mouse buttons with a scroll wheel and uses the latest laser trackball technology. This enables you to control the mouse cursor speed from 400 dpi, 800 dpi or at a lightning speed of 1200 dpi. An inclusive, ergonomic, smooth and superb wireless solution for your home electronics lifestyle. The 2.4 GHz technology is WiFi and Bluetooth friendly and is able to perform frequency hopping to avoid interference with other devices. Media Center hot keys only support Windows XP MCE and Vista Premium editions. Devices must have HID Support (USB Keyboard / Mouse Support) in order to obtain keyboard functionality.

Configuration

Calculator Functionality: No
Chip Card Reader: No
Flexible Keyboard: No
Integrated Cursor Control:Trackball
Magnetic Card Reader: No
Numerical Block Included: No
Remote Control: No
Separate Mouse Included: Yes
USB: No
USB Hub: No
Voice Control: No

General Features

Platform:PC / Mac
Supported Console:Not Applicable
Type:Keyboard
Type of Connection:Radio Transfer
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