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Windows 7: Suggestions for a good HTPC Keyboard with built-in navigation?


17 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 
Suggestions for a good HTPC Keyboard with built-in navigation?

currently I'm using the Logitech K400 wireless keyboard with a built in trackpad, but for my next system build I won't be using it because of finicky reception.

I'm curently looking for alternatives, and I want your advice. Curently I'm considering one of these:
IOGEAR GKM561R Black 2.4GHz Wireless HTPC Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel
IOGEAR GKM561R Black 2.4GHz Wireless HTPC Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel
(yeah they seem to be identical but Newegg lists them seperately)

thoughts?

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18 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

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18 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
 
 

Hi FuturDreamz. For my own HTPC I have a Logitec K750. This is wireless (no problems with its reception) and can charge it's battery via solar power - it does work.

I'm actually looking for a programmable handheld remote that will communicate with XBMC (the main use of my HTPC). I find this will be an easier/more convenient solution (for XBMC).
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18 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mesab66 View Post
Hi FuturDreamz. For my own HTPC I have a Logitec K750. This is wireless (no problems with its reception) and can charge it's battery via solar power - it does work.

I'm actually looking for a programmable handheld remote that will communicate with XBMC (the main use of my HTPC). I find this will be an easier/more convenient solution (for XBMC).
the K750 seems to be a straight keyboard with no built-in navigation system. I'm looking for an all-in-one solution, so I don't have to mess with a mouse on an unstable surface.
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18 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I have been using a Lenovo Multimedia Remote with keyboard for almost two years now. My family members are happy to use it with the living-room HTPC.

It now comes with a back-lit keyboard. (Mine, the first generation one is not backlit.)

Lenovo Enhanced Multimedia Remote with backlit keyboard N5902 | 57Y6678 | Lenovo | (US)

My only gripe is that it does not have the Function Keys (F1-F12) and on the extremely rare occasion when I want to enter the bios, I have to use my regular Wireless keyboard. Also the right click is a little evasive. (might have improved now with the second generation.)

http://www.trustedreviews.com/lenovo...ipheral_review
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18 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

this one?
Amazon.com: Lenovo N5902 Enhanced Multimedia Remote with Backlit Keyboard (57Y6678): Electronics
Same thing but it's cheaper through amazon.

It definitely does look interesting... I'm partial to the full-size, but I'm a hunt-n-pack typer so it would problably be fairly easy to get used to.

I'll admit I won't build my system for a few months, but I's nice to get a general idea of what I want.

So far I'm torn between your Lenovo and the Iogear.
Both are rated pretty high, and I like them both. I think I might prefer the Lenovo a little more, but then I'd have to ship it to sweetgrass so I can drive down and pick it up (as Amazon doesn't ship to Canada). I think I might get the Iogear for my setup, then the Lenovo if I throw away the Logitech.
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19 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Exactly.(And I had checked Amazon.com and other sellers too as also the other hardware you had mentioned.)

The current price is still steep (since it is recently released. The first generation N 5901 is available for $24) and I shall be looking for it to drop to 35 USD level if I decide to go for it.

Like you I am also on the hunt but in no hurry.
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19 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm still using an older Microsoft wireless keyboard for an HTPC. It's the Microsoft brand Media Center product, with a pointer stick and mouse buttons.

Newegg.com - Microsoft Remote ZV7-00009 Black 83 Normal Keys 36 Function Keys IR Wireless Slim Keyboard for Windows XP Media Center Edition - Keyboards
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18 Aug 2013   #9

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Just thought I'd post this. Logitech FIANLLY came out with what I want: TK820 Wireless All-in-One Keyboard with Touchpad for Windows 8 - Logitech
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