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 requires you to get out of your comfortable position and go over to your computer. The Logitech diNovo Mini may be just what you’re looking for. Read on for more!
Summary: At $149, the Logitech diNovo Mini may cost more than most are willing to pay for a wireless keyboard/mouse device, but if you have a PC set up as a media center, and are tired of looking at that bulky keyboard lying around your living room, it’s worth every penny.
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. If Logitech can address some of the concerns I mentioned above they will have a really useful device that almost anyone can use. With a list price of $149.99 it is not too far out of reach of most people that are putting together an HTPC.
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. Sure, it's not a true HDTV setup, but it works just fine for me for the time being.
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. This small keyboard is filled with features that might come in handy when using your HTPC.
Excerpt: If you’ve got a Home Theater PC (HTPC), you know how awkward it can be keeping a full-sized keyboard lying around your living room. Logitech feels your pain, and has come up with a miniature wireless keyboard that doesn’t take up much space but offers full control over any PC from up to 30 feet away.
Pros: Intuitive layout; extremely functional; perfect size and shape
Cons: Touchpad is a bit difficult to use with your thumb; can't type very fast on it
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
Summary: A tiny Bluetooth keyboard to control your media centre is a cool idea. However, the diNovo Mini is hard to recommend, particularly given its relatively steep price. If you're paying $200 for a keyboard it better be damned good and the diNovo Mini isn't in our opinion. It looks kind of cute and the backlighting is somewhat funky, but all up we'd prefer a normal remote control and a full-sized wireless keyboard hidden under a cushion.
Pros: Small, light, rechargeable battery, kind of cute, backlighting
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