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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 products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the durability and design. The size and usability also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the IOGEAR GKM561R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the design and usability are overall positive, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability and durability. Some have doubts about the size.

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

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability, but some have doubts about the durability.

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

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Natalie Shoemaker (pcmag.com)

Iogear 2.4GHz Wireless On-Lap Keyboard

 

The Iogear 2.4GHz Wireless On-Lap Keyboard has all the standard features that make this remote keyboard a welcome addition to any home entertainment setup.

Rechargeable batteries. Bottom conforms around lap. Rubber frame makes keyboard comfortable to hold and type on. USB dongle storage.

Unattractive design. Trackball rather than touchpad. No backlit keys. Would have preferred longer charging wire.

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Mar, 2011

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

Consumer review (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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

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