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IOGEAR GKM571R

IOGEAR GKM571R
alaScore 83

37 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The design also gets good feedback, whereas there are some negative opinions about the build quality and value for money.

usability, design, size

value for money, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the IOGEAR GKM571R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 37 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for IOGEAR GKM571R

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of IOGEAR GKM571R from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards on Amazon.com.

usability, design

value for money

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

This summary is based on the product: IOGEAR 2.4G Hz Multimedia Mini Keyboard with Trackball, Scroll Wheel and Backlight LED, GKM571R (Black)

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Great for HTPC

 

I have tried a dozen different HTPC mini keyboards and this one is my favorite. The trackball and mouse keys, scroll wheel are in comfortable places. It lights up bright for night time use. It has great battery life. I use rechargeable's and swap then...

This is great for HTPC use. It's back-lit keys are easy to see at night and the trackball works great. It has forward and back keys and a scroll wheel on the left side that actually works great with the side of your thumb. It has great range. It has a...

The biggest con is the trackball doesn't remove for cleaning. After a year it stopped responding well. I blew compressed air from my air compressor into it and that fixed it. After a while that stopped working and I was going to toss it. Instead I...

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Good product except for Trackball

 

It does comes with a 3 year warranty which I had to use. My problem was handled to my satisfaction in a timely manner by the IOGEAR. In spite of this problem I give it two eggs since it is handy to have. Hopefully they will re-design the Trackball on...

Compact design with great feature like the wheel for scrolling and the shortcut function keys. Very practical to keep handy rather than the larger wireless keyboards

The Trackball is the major flaw. Found I had to constantly moisten my thumb to get it to work. As others point out the Trackball can't be cleaned. Mine became unusable after about 6 months of daily use

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trackball doesnt work

 

I RMA'd this because the trackball did'nt work at all. To bad, it's a good concept, small and lite

Compact,backlight

Trackball does not work

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Trackball needs work

 

If they would make one with a removable trackball so it could be cleaned i would throw mine away and get a new one

Backlit, Fits in your hand, Looks like a remote, Scroll wheel

Trackball does not work all the time gets stuck inside. It worked good when i got it. Then it just quit

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Almost there

 

Size- Somewhere Between two STD DVD cases and A Nintendo DS Purchased with rebate that arrived in about 6 weeks- no issues No battery life data yet Using as HTPC controller on Bedroom TV, no issues, but Kids can not use well for any minor gaming Track...

Back lit ; Works great for HTPC controller ; Small, but not too small

ESC and direction arrows are secondary commands ; Have a little difficulty with dropped info from about 7 feet

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Decent HTPC KB

 

I bought this for my CystalHD/XBMC 1st-gen AppleTV because I couldn't stand the silly chicklet ATV remote for typing and navigation. Without any config, it worked plug-n-play using 1 of the 2 USB ports on the ATV for the dongle. It takes only a short...

Plug-n-play with CrystalHD'd AppleTV, versatile, decent battery life, has a trackball

A bit thick, sometimes the backlight switch doesn't catch the first time, has a somewhat cheap feel to it

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adequite

 

Good signal, small, accurate, good looking. It work well really. Cant complain got it for half price on sale. I would pay full price for this

The track ball feels cheap. And small but it works and is accurate. Just takes some getting use to. Also the Fn key to use the up down right left buttons is lame. Everything thing else is awesome

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Lousy device

 

Small size, covered keyboard

Range is laughably low....not even 10 feet, quality is extremely poor, no adjustment of backlighting, cheap

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Good Keyboard, Terrible Trackball

 

If you want a wireless keyboard to augment your remote control experience this is a pretty good unit. If you're looking for a complete replacement of keyboard and mouse for the couch, you will be disappointed.

Great keyboard ; Backlit Keys ; Closed lid turns off backlight

Trackball works like a worn out 10 year old ball bottom mouse. It skips, jumps, and doesn't catch no matter what type of pressure you use