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IOGEAR GKM561R
7.9 out of 10

IOGEAR GKM561R

2.4Ghz technology offers greater range up to 33 feet away from Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Failed after 32 months of light use.

Jennifer P., Newegg
8 December 2015
  • Summary: 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 dampen my thumb to get some grip to roll it.
  • Pros: 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 keys are easy to see, thus making typing easy. ...
  • Cons: 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 a lightly used keyboard in a house with no ki...
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Overall 10
10

Smart Idea

steinieswife, B&H Photo
8 December 2015
  • Excerpt: Works great Using to control a Smart TV instead of toggling around with a remote I have no complaints
  • Pros: Comfortable Design, Highly Compatible, Quiet, Reliable Performance
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible build quality - very unreliable

eldoddos, B&H Photo
22 November 2015
  • Excerpt: One line review : DO NOT BUY THIS KEYBOARD! I bought this keyboard to use with my Mac Mini HTPC set-up, as it was one of the only wireless keyboards still with a trackball available. Unfortunately it started to malfunction almost immediately.
  • Pros: Comfortable Design
  • Cons: Unreliable Performance
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Overall 10
10

HTPC

Michael M., Newegg
10 November 2015
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: All in one (keyboard/mouse), RF works through doors, good key feel.
  • Cons: Not a true con but the dongle is larger than some RF models but not a big deal still smaller than most usb drives.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good But

Paul J., Newegg
15 August 2015
  • Summary: The trackball works then fails. I have to shake to make it work. This is my 2nd one in 5 years. It has a break in period before it works properly. I'm typing this now and have had to go back and correct missed typed missed space missed keys at least 5 times. Why did I buy again?
  • Pros: nice keyboard but
  • Cons: trackball sucks
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Overall 4
4.0

Has a half life

Noah S., Newegg
21 July 2015
  • Summary: This was the second IOGEAR wireless keyboard I owned. The first one lasted about a year and this one less than a year before they stopped working. It has a convenient design. I just wish they wouldn't expire so quickly. I won't buy another IOGEAR product.
  • Pros: Convenient and comfortable.
  • Cons: Stopped working after a couple months, just like my last IOGEAR wireless keyboard
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Overall 10
10

2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard

sasha, B&H Photo
1 July 2015
  • Excerpt: Very convenient for HTPC
  • Pros: Comfortable Design, Reliable Performance
  • Cons: Not Very Smooth Trackball
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Overall 10
10

Trackball goes out

Dennis W., Newegg
13 June 2015
  • Summary: I'm on my second one of these. I love it. Only negative is over time the trackball starts to go south. I replaced the first one after 3 years because the tracball quit working like it should. Put up with the inconvenience for months, and finally replaced it. Everything else still works fine.
  • Pros: great HTPC keyboard.
  • Cons: Trackball can stick
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Overall 8
8.0

IOGEAR GKM561R Black 2.4GHz Wireless HTPC Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel

Robert N., Newegg
25 March 2015
  • Pros: Excellent trackball for positioning the pointer on smaller spaces.
  • Cons: Needs a left click button beside the trackball so you can navigate and select with one hand like the nmediapc it replaces. I REALLY miss this feature. Trackball is loose in its socket and moves the pointer if you tilt the keyboard. Should be a tighter fit.
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Overall 10
10

Works as expected - 2+ years

jaymin J., Newegg
20 March 2015
  • Pros: Works as expected, great for a HTPC type application. Use to navigate my pc (screen on my TV) from my couch, web browsing/playing movies ect.
  • Cons: No on/off switch so if it falls between your couch cushions and a key gets pressed down will wear out your batteries faster. My dog chewed the battery cover off while it was on the floor :)
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