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...
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.
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?
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
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.
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.