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iogear GKM561R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 630 reviews of iogear GKM561R. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and design. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

price, usability, size, design, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the iogear GKM561R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for iogear GKM561R

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of iogear GKM561R from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the size, and there are mixed opinions on the reliability and durability.

usability, design

size

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 ReceiverIOGEAR 2.4GHz Wireless Compact key- board with Optical Trackball, GKM681R (board with Optical Trackball and Scroll Wheel, US layout)

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for iogear GKM561R

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of iogear GKM561R from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Keyboards on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability, whereas many are negative about the durability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: IOGEAR Long Range 2.4 GHz Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo (GKM552R) PC, Computer, Hardware

May, 2016

Expert review by: Olin Coles (benchmarkreviews.com)

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

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

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.

Consumer review by: Logan M. (newegg.com)

Wanted to love this product...but TERRIBLE range. Very Disappointed.

 

My recommendation is to stay away from this keyboard until IOGEAR has addressed the issues with possibly a new/revised version in the near future.

I fell in love with this keyboard right out of the box. I needed something without the added numpad area to the right so it would fit on my lap and be easy for travel when needed, and this seemed to fit the bill as soon as I unboxed it.

I was very meticulous with the directions and "Quick Start Guide" in setting it up, but it barely works right out of the box. The range is horrendous...I sit less than three feet from the receiver, which is on an extender from the computer pointed...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Fits my needs perfect

 

Great value cost $ 15 more on other sites. Mini size is easy for me to reach all the keys.

Being Paralyzed makes it hard to find a keyboard I can use typing with my mouth. The compact size & set-up is perfert

Pros. Compact mini gaming keyboard, Built in mouse w/scroll ball a must for me. Cons. Wear out quickly this is my 3rd one, Sometimes have a hard time with range can't have nothing in line of sensor.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Not a bad product

 

The keyboard and the mouse ball combo is perfect for a HTPC setup. Keyboard feels like a laptop keyboard, with very tactile feedback from key presses.

I had the older model of this keyboard that lasted me for couple of years of daily use. The older model had a larger and better receiver. The new, small receiver is pretty weak. I had to but a USB extension cable and bring the receiver from behind the...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Used to be the best. New receiver is terrible.

 

If you are having trouble with your trackball, try sticking a tiny piece of paper behind one of the ball bearings. This seemed to help position the trackball for better performance. Keep it clean too. The rubber strips on the sides may start to fall...

Best layout of any HTPC-style keyboard/mouse. Price is reasonable. Great range IF you get one with the older, larger style USB receiver (the one in the picture as of this writing is the one you want...black part should be about an inch long). Trackball...

I've actually bought two of these over the years. First one lasted me a long time, but eventually some keys came off and got lost (my toddler's handiwork). I bought the exact same model again, but this time it came with a new, much smaller USB...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Jennifer P. (newegg.com)

Failed after 32 months of light use.

 

I like the product so much that I'll buy another. If the design team at IOGear ever reads this, I'd recommend that the trackball be a tad more grippy. I found that during the dry months, it was difficult to roll the ball, and found myself having to...

Awwesome keyboard. I like that it has the small built-in trackball, big, easy to see keys, great overall balance (weight distribution). I use this to control my media computer in the livingroom. With the dim theater like room lighting, the full size...

One row of keys failed after 30 months. The 'Q' to 'P' keys stopped working - as in nothing appears when the key is pressed. I didn't report it in time, so I'm stuck without being able to warranty it. Can't get it repaired either. This was essentially...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Marlin L. (newegg.com)

Failed after 32 months of light use.

 

I like the product so much that I'll buy another. If the design team at IOGear ever reads this, I'd recommend that the trackball be a tad more grippy. I found that during the dry months, it was difficult to roll the ball, and found myself having to...

Awwesome keyboard. I like that it has the small built-in trackball, big, easy to see keys, great overall balance (weight distribution). I use this to control my media computer in the livingroom. With the dim theater like room lighting, the full size...

One row of keys failed after 30 months. The 'Q' to 'P' keys stopped working - as in nothing appears when the key is pressed. I didn't report it in time, so I'm stuck without being able to warranty it. Can't get it repaired either. This was essentially...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Michael M. (newegg.com)

HTPC

 

I use this for my HTPC and it works great. I have had others that cost over $100.00 bucks and don't work as good. If you need a low cost RF combo board then get this one.

All in one (keyboard/mouse), RF works through doors, good key feel.

Not a true con but the dongle is larger than some RF models but not a big deal still smaller than most usb drives.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Todd W. (newegg.com)

Keyboard w flaws

 

The keyboard has a good shape and feel and is wonderfully compact, but it doesn't work well and has some serious flaws. It needs some control software, led lights, a better working radio, and maybe on/off switch. I wanted to like this keyboard for my...

The keyboard is a good shape, very compact, smart placement of extra mouse buttons

no leds for keys like numlock, etc. Keyboard boots w numlock enabled and its very hard to see keys to turn numlock off ; no control software at all - its missing some serious functionality ; battery cover comes off and batteries drop out at the...

Nov, 2015

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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