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Microsoft Remote Keyboard

Microsoft Remote Keyboard
alaScore 74

67 reviews

Oct, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Microsoft Remote Keyboard. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, 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, whereas many are critical about the price. There are some mixed comments about the usability.

design, durability

price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Remote Keyboard is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Remote Keyboard

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Microsoft Remote Keyboard from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the durability. The usability is also appreciated, but some have doubts about the design and price.

usability, durability

price, design

58% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Remote Keyboard

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Microsoft Remote Keyboard from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Serdar Yegulalp (infoworld.com)

First look: Microsoft Remote Desktop apps for iOS and Android

 

After what seemed like an absurd amount of time, Microsoft has released the first official Remote Desktop client for iOS and Android. Until now, people had to make do with a patchwork of third-party programs -- some good, some bad, and some abysmal. (I...

Important to remember: Remote Desktop doesn't do anything except connect directly to other machines. It's not a front end for a service like LogMeIn, which allows machines behind firewalls to be reached from any other client. But if you are already...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by (home theater pc news)

Remote Keyboard

 
Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (hardwarecentral.com)

HardwareCentral - Microsoft Remote Keyboard for Windows XP Media Center Edition Review.

 

The Remote Keyboard uses four AA alkaline batteries (included). It works with Media Center Edition 2005 with no special drivers or control software required, although you need to install the Update Rollup 1 patch for the eHome receiver -- a 527K...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Louis Ramirez (cnet.com.au)

Microsoft Remote Keyboard (Windows XP Media Center Edition)

 

The media buttons on the Microsoft Remote Keyboard for Windows XP Media Center Edition make it easy to control MCE from the comfort of your couch, but the mouse could be easier to use.

Sophisticated design ; Backlit multimedia keys ; Key-lock switch

Requires direct line of sight with your PC ; QWERTY keys are loud ; Fingertip pointing device on the mouse is difficult to navigate ; Requires you to download an update before you can use the keyboard

Microsoft offers a three-year limited warranty on the hardware. Online self-support, downloads, and updates are also available via Microsoft's support Web site.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by (canadahifi.com)

Microsoft Remote Keyboard for Windows XP Media Center Edition

 

A keyboard may soon be sitting next to the remote controls on your coffee table. Digital media such as music, videos and pictures are a way of life for many people today, not just the tech savvy type. Digital entertainment has certainly grown to be a...

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Improvement over my RF keyboard for the most part

 

At first I thought my mouse was broken because the volume down button was not working. Then I figured out it could learn signals from other remotes, so I programmed it with my other Media Center remote. The documentation says it comes pre-programmed to...

Has all the buttons I need to control Media Center. It also has much better range than my RF keyboard that I have to get up and stand within 4 feet of my computer to use. Programmable TV power and volume buttons

One thing that my RF keyboard has over this one is the mouse toggle. On that one, in addition to the mouse buttons on the left side of the keyboard like this one has, you can also left click by pushing in on the toggle itself. On this keyboard,...

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Batteries

 

planing on buying another one soon but will take the batteries out when I'm not using it.

Works well with Windows XP MCE, Vista, and Windows 7

The battery compartment should have plastic between the circuit board and the batteries, so when the batteries leak they don't kill the keyboard

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great IR Wireless Keyboard!

 

To Jeskickin, how could you possibly give this Keyboard such a bad rating for being IR Wireless when it is clearly stated in the product description and the Product Specifications that it is an IR Wireless Keyboard? It's like buying Monochrome Laser...

Works Great with Windows 7 Media Center, good range, can learn functions from other IR Remotes, works with my WinTV HVR-2250 IR Receiver and it's not a bad looking Keyboard

The Mouse Joy Stick is awkward to use at first but over the last few days of use I have gotten a little more use to it. In a couple of Weeks it should be no problem

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

I don't want to put it down

 

I figured I'd be all set with IR reception from my two other remote receivers, (IR603N from Diamond Remote RC118N and OVU104007/00 from an old Dell Remote RC6ir) but neither blinked when pushing buttons. After playing the Driver Hunt game (no help from...

So nice to have a good keyboard instead of trying to get my RF keyboard close enough to work reliably... Its so beautiful, feels great in your hands... It's almost like it was made by Apple

As noted, the mouse button thing takes some work, but after a weeks its already moving smoother than out of the box ; That and my IR receiver hunt, but that got sorted (see below)

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

IR????

 

I would love this keyboard, except for one glaring fact, it is IR. That means it needs Windows drivers to work. On that note, goodbye using a boot disk, goodbye editing CMOS. You need two keyboards if you own this one. This is a good case of...

Designed for Media Center

IR interface

Mar, 2010

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