Excerpt: Schwag bags and hangovers aren’t the only things we brought back from CES. We also got a stowaway in the form of Logitech’s diNovo Mini. Cracking open its stylish, black clamshell revealed everything we’ve ever wanted in a keyboard/remote hybrid: A full QWERTY layout, dedicated media buttons, and a...
Pros: A quick fix for the home theater PC/remote conundrum. Decent battery life. Bluetooth dongle hides away in battery compartment. Easy setup. Orange and green backlit keys ensure easy usage in the dark. PS3 compatible.
Cons: At 0, it should control more – like maybe a game console. Trackpad wakes up slowly. Plastic housing feels flimsy and attracts fingerprints. Don’t even think about high impact FPS action. Lack of IR capability limits use with other components. No Apple or XBox 360 support? FAIL!
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.
Pros: Small, light, rechargeable battery, kind of cute, backlighting
Conclusion: On paper the Logitech diNovo Mini sounds great and is the perfect companion to any PS3 or Media Center owner looking to shed the burden of a large keyboard and mouse in the living room. In practice and it's not so compelling.