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IOGEAR GKM561RW4
8.1 out of 10

IOGEAR GKM561RW4

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

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Overall 6
6.0

Used to be the best. New receiver is terrible.

Anonymous, Newegg
14 January 2016
  • Summary: If you are having trouble with your trackball, try sticking a tiny piece of paper behind one of the ball bearings. This seemed to help position the trackball for better performance. Keep it clean too. The rubber strips on the sides may start to fall off over time.
  • Pros: Best layout of any HTPC-style keyboard/mouse. Price is reasonable. Great range IF you get one with the older, larger style USB receiver (the one in the picture as of this writing is the one you want...black part should be about an inch long). Trackball so-so, but it's fine for light/normal use.
  • Cons: I've actually bought two of these over the years. First one lasted me a long time, but eventually some keys came off and got lost (my toddler's handiwork). I bought the exact same model again, but this time it came with a new, much smaller USB receiver. The range with this new receiver design is ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Bad Trackball design

harold B., Newegg
31 December 2014
  • Pros: Everything works very good except the trackball
  • Cons: Trackball not easy removable, gets smooth and then does not work, also the 3 small bearings flattened out so I had to replace them, what a pain.
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Overall 10
10

Great wireless item.

Wireman, B&H Photo
27 October 2014
Overall 10
10

Keyboard does it all.

F8LSNK, B&H Photo
20 October 2014
  • Excerpt: I use it for a PC that is running my TV and it is great. I also used it on my PS3 and its awesome. Highly recommend.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Gjgug, Walmart
10 August 2013
  • Summary: I bought this just to use with my LG smart TV. Not all functions work with my TV such you cannot copy and paste. Also you have to push the keys down hard. I have no problem with the mouse as some reviews were negative on the mouse. For me it works Ok.
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Overall 10
10

Worked Great For Over A Year!

Jeep67, Walmart
15 March 2013
  • Summary: I use this to control my laptop through my TV, so it is basically a TV remote for the most part. I don't have cable, so I use Netflix through my Blu Ray and things like NFL Rewind on the laptop. I do scroll the web and check emails, but not as much as I do with my PC.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Ed_T, NCIX.com
2 March 2013
  • Summary: I have grown so used to this keyboard that I can't live without it now. After 3 years of heavy use the keys are beginning to stick and I need to replace it. I just love the integration of the trackball and mouse type buttons into this keyboard, it is so simple to use.
  • Pros: Right size, long battery life, great trackball much better then a separate mouse. Good range.
  • Cons: Does not last forever, trackball needs to be cleaned on occasion requiring the removal of the keyboard cover.
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Overall 2
2.0

Wireless keyboardt

papifrrddie35, Walmart
12 February 2013
  • Summary: Wireless Keyboard range awful . You must have the keyboard practically against the eye for it to work
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Overall 4
4.0

I didn't like it

K, B&H Photo
2 April 2012
  • Excerpt: it doesn't work as intended, trackball misses movements, I want to exchange it
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Brian R., Newegg
19 March 2012
  • Summary: This really is a solid contender for a must have for any HTPC. I keep it on and in my drawer for whenever I need it. All you have to do to wake it up is hit a keyboard key (trackball/mouse click don't count).
  • Pros: Great range. Battery Life is great with auto turn off (keyboard wake). Does everything as advertised.
  • Cons: Trackball gets worse with time. You have to press it down to make sure it "tracks" more and more. Not 100% in that department but it is still managable
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