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Unread 13-05-2010, 12:10 PM   #1
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Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard - the things no one told you

Two months ago I saw this article and bought the keyboard. Now, after 2 months of usage, I want to share some info with those of you who consider buying it. Here we go:

Things that are true:
- Back lit is VERY good! It goes on for about 2 seconds every time when you wake up the keyboard. If you have turned it on with the light button, it stays lit until either you turn it off, or you stop using the keyboard for some time.
- Horizontal/Vertical touchpad is working perfectly.
- Keys are perfectly aligned - no defects in the plastic or anything.
- Battery life. They say it needed to be charged each month, and that's about right. I've charged it once for these 2 months (I'm waiting for it to power down any moment).
- Laser is good for presentation. Laser button has good position, so it's really pleasure to handle the keyboard while presenting.

Things that are not true:
- 30 meter distance is a HUGE lie. I have a lot of problems even on 5 meters distance. My mouse starts to move not so smoothly, keys stays pressed even when you have unpressed them (not so big problem when you get 100 times letter 'h', but it's a big problem when your backspace get stuck, or your volume up)

Bugs:
- So far I have found only on BIG bug - if you restart your PC, your keyboard can't connect to the receiver until you replug it. This kills every meaning of the word wireless... I've tried it only on Windows 7 64 bit, so I can't say if it's the same on every OS.

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Re: Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard - the things no one told you

It looks cool 'n' cute; but how is the typing experience?

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If you restart your PC, your keyboard can't connect to the receiver until you replug it.
That's a big problem, but can be a driver issue with 64bit Win 7.
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It looks cool 'n' cute; but how is the typing experience?



That's a big problem, but can be a driver issue with 64bit Win 7.
Typing experience is pretty good - you hold the keyboard with two hands and type with both of your thumbs.

About the bug - I just tried it on XP and it's the same. The keyboard doesn't have driver. It uses HID drivers build into Windows. So it's not a bug in the drivers. It's in the keyboards itself.
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How big is your LCD to see it from 30meters away???
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Well, it's not necessary to use the keyboard only when watching at the monitor - you can use it to control your music player. You can even be in the other room. Sure 30m outdoor range can transform into 10m indoor (one wall), but 5m outdoor...
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Very nice, might include this one with the new rig that I will be setting up within this year...
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Re: Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard - the things no one told you

I've been thinking either Lenovo n5901 or Rii Mini

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Ordered the Lenovo 'cause it's on sale
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Looks uncomfortable to me
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Typing experience is pretty good - you hold the keyboard with two hands and type with both of your thumbs.
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So essentially, you reduced the keyboard to a nokia keyboard.
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So essentially, you reduced the keyboard to a nokia keyboard.
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First of all, you say "you" as I got the hammer and done the keyboard that way...
Second of all, you say "nokia" like Nokia is the only one doing that...
Why are you aways trying to make others miserable and make yourself like a god? The world is happier if you look it with happier eyes, not with pessimism. You talk too fast. Take a second to think before saying anything. If you wanna say there is something better that what's been proposed, find better way than "Ha ha, your's is s**t here is better one"!

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