Summary: If you're a home theater PC owner looking for the perfect input device, look no further. Logitech has melded the keyboard of a BlackBerry with a flexible cursor control pad into an attractive, coffee-table-ready package that will let you master your HTPC without cluttering up your living room with...
Pros: The Logitech diNovo Mini's elegant design won't besmirch your living room; it gives the HTPC owner full cursor control; keyboard is well-suited to situational typing; easy setup; it works with your PS3.
Cons: Pricey; touch pad occasionally inaccurate; no Xbox 360 or Apple support.
Excerpt: So you’re a road warrior, and recently got a media-centric laptop to take with you on your travels. Perfect, except that when it’s time to set the laptop on a table and kick back on the hotel bed to watch the latest episode of The Office from Hulu, controlling playback or searching for other videos...
Conclusion: I really enjoyed using the diNovo Mini while I had it. Everything worked great and it made using an HTPC really easy. I was even able to type with a fairly good speed when using a word processor or email program.
Logitech diNovo Mini Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for PC and PS3 Review
9 June 2008
Conclusion: This li'l keyboard is a wicked-cool design and it works fabulously, effectively addressing some legitimate gripes with other PS3 and PC peripherals vying for a place in the home theater. If you want to operate either of these next-gen source components from the sofa, do it with a diNovo Mini.
Summary: I'm currently stuck in a cheapo apartment lease where they only offer proprietary cable and internet services, which means no HD for me. So, I haven't bothered to get a high-def TV yet... nor have I bothered to set up a dedicated HTPC.
What I have done, however, is connect my laptop to my TV.
Excerpt: If you got a HTPC setup at home you know that you need a small keyboard/mouse combo to match the rest of your home theather system. Logitech has lately relesed their Dinovo Mini keyboard/mouse combo that we are going to take a look at today.
Conclusion: You are sitting in your living room, on that beautiful, comfortable, black leather sofa you picked up just a few years ago. The designer lights on the walls are dimmed as the clock ticks past ten. The 50" LCD TV you've come to enjoy everyday after work is eight meters away from you.
Excerpt: Designed for the living room, not the desk, the tiny Logitech diNovo Mini keyboard will thrill entertainment-PC users who are looking to ditch their clunky full-size keyboards. As long as your typing needs are minimal, we recommend it.
Pros: Innovative, miniature design fits in well in living rooms, Thumb-style keyboard is easy to type on, Includes control pad for navigation, Simple setup, Long battery life, Works with PlayStation 3
Cons: Not compatible with Macs or Xbox 360, D-pad mode can only be used to scroll through menus