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Rosewill Super Slim 2.4GHz Wireless Touchpad Keyboard Review
|Product:||RK-V1TP Super Slim Wireless Touchpad Keyboard|
|Date:||Tue, Jul 27, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Legit Staff|
Rosewill's New Super Slim Wireless Touchpad Keyboard
It seems like everyone is adding a HTPC to their media center. When you have a PC in your living room, you need a way to control it from your couch. Rosewill has released the RK-V1TP Super Slim Wireless-Touchpad Keyboard to address just this niche for only $59.99 plus shipping. The keyboard uses a 2.4-GHz wireless dongle that plugs into your USB port to provide a range of "up to 20 meters." The 2.4-GHz wireless provides a connection that is not required to be line of sight and is necessary for many HTPC installations. This new offering from Rosewill competes with other wireless 2.4 GHz keyboards from Adesso, SolidTek, and others as well as with more expensive Bluetooth options like the Logitech DiNovo Edge keyboard/trackpad combo.
The packaging is fairly standard and provides the keyboard with plenty of protection for shipping. When you open the box, you can see everything you need: keyboard, USB dongle, 4 AAA batteries, and a "getting started" section on the back of the box.
When you remove the keyboard from the box, it is surprisingly light and slim. It measures 12.25 x 8.5 in. and weighs in at only 1 lb. 3.5 oz. with batteries installed (for comparison: a basic Dell desktop keyboard is 1 lb. 6 oz. and a Logitech DiNovo Edge full sized Bluetooth keyboard w/trackpad is 2 lb. 0.75 oz.). The keyboard provides all of the standard keys in an 88 key laptop form factor and has a large selection of shortcut keys: 10 around the mouse pad for media playing, audio control, and web surfing. There are other shortcuts for file management, etc. which are accessible using the Fn modifier key.
On the back of the keyboard are the non-slip rubber feet, and a pair of flip up props to increase the keyboard angle. The higher angle is nice for composing short posts or emails, which is about all the typing that you'll likely be doing on your HTPC. I found the battery door a little difficult to open, but, since the battery saving technology is supposed to make them last up to 3 months, that won't be an issue often.
Rosewill RK-V1TP Wireless Keyboard Features:
- Wireless slimline-keyboard with built-in touchpad
- Laptop style full sized keys, save space with excellent comfort
- Multi-point finger gesture touch-sensitive operations
- Ultra Slim body with thickest section of only 14mm
- Total control of your PC of up to 20 meters from receiver in radius
- Power saving technology with auto sleep for efficient battery life to over 3 months using 4 AAA batteries
- Subtle, Refined design to bring excellent comfort to users
- Ideal for Home Theater, VOIP, presentation and security systems facilities
- Full functionality of a standard layout keyboard including built-in numeric keypad
- Quiet keyboard & mouse buttons with tactile feedback
- Simple USB Plug & Play - no driver & software required
- 10 shortcut keys for : Vista Media Center, Media Player, Email, Internet Browser & Audio Controls
- 1 Year Warranty
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