Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard is a mini handheld keyboard which consists of 69 keys, touchpad and laser pointer. Its portable and tiny design can be used for travel, school, or any other working environment.
- This is a handheld keyboard with back lit
With 26 pcs dazzling bright LED lights to help when using in poor lighting environments.
- Wireless 2.4GHz radio frequency with USB receiver
Ergonomically design makes this product can be used conveniently and easy to carry (Distance: 30 meters).
- The World’s first Touchpad can be used from horizontal and vertical.
Use from horizontal or vertical at your pleasure!
- Innovative design of the Navigation keys
Smart located the direction control keys in order to be used as joystick control, make your feel the thrill of playing game by wireless device
- Window’s Media Control
Whether you are sitting on the sofa, or a comfortable bed, multimedia, wireless control, allows you to enjoy the pleasure of enjoying multimedia.
- Built-in rechargeable more staying power lithium-ion battery
Advanced lithium-ion battery shorts time for charging but with longer usage time, endurable for up to 1 month.
- One Wireless Laser Pointer, e-Pointer
Keyboard, mouse, presenter trinity, three-dimensional presentation, more vivid!
- Have a real notebook Touchpad
Use of advance capacitive sensing technology, comparable to a real notebook touchpad.
This is only specially designed for 2.4GHz Wireless Rii Mini PC Keyboard, does not fit any other keyboard.
1x Adapter for 2.4GHz Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard ( adapter only)
How to Use
After get the dongle, you can match your keyboard with it accoding to the following method:
1: plug the new dongle in pc usb port, power on the keyboard
2: the yellow led flashing, after 30 seconds, the yellow led should be stop flashing and the green led lighting.
if the yellow led flashing more than 60 seconds, please repeat step1 and step2.
step3: power off the keyboard.
step4: press F1
step5: power on the keyboard and release F1 immediately. Watching the yellow LED state
step6: Waiting 30 seconds, if the yellow led stop flashing and all LED is dummy, the match is sucessful. Please power off and then power on to use.
if the yellow led flashing more than 60 second, please repeat step3 to step6
Notice: the method is only for rii mini wireless keyboard, if your have a Rii bluetooth keyboard, you must get a bluetooth dongle.
About Rii Mini i6 Performance
The remote was tested on a Panasonic TX-P42G10 which uses a fairly standard IR remote system. The IR system on the Rii mini takes a bit of tinkering to setup properly. Like most aftermarket IR remotes you setup the keys by learning them from a normal remote. This requires you to set up each key individually which is a bit of pain, but once done it is quite rewarding. The fact that you can do away with at least one IR remote and gain a fully functional Bluetooth keyboard as well is nice.
The keyboard function proved easy to set up. Like with a big Bluetooth keyboard you simply conduct a search via the machine’s Bluetooth interface with Bluetooth turned on, on the keyboard. Configuring both the pointer options and the keyboard was painless and the it worked fine for typing the usual short messages and navigating to the desired content.
Besides the cheap feel the trackpad is not that refined. It feels as though it lacks definition and sometimes doing small movements can be a little tricky without having the mouse jump across the screen. A little setup tweaking helps, but for units such as a PS3 that is not an option. Most of the regular keys are available on the keyboard without having to access a “Function”-key first which is nice. The keytops are relatively small so you have to watch your typing sometimes. The keycaps are fortunately bulging outwards which helps a bit.
Typing on the keyboard side works surprisingly well, you do however, have to mind where you place your fingers on the front of the unit since you might accidentally push some button on infrared remote side of the Rii mini.
The keyboard side of the keyboard is where the fun is at. The build quality is somewhat worrying due to the wobbly rim part and the squeaking sounds the keyboard emmits when you twist it a bit. It does not seem anywhere near as durable as normal quality remote control.
The white color is has a slight yellowish tint which means that it is a bit dull to look at. The yellowish color is clearly visible at the trackpad area due to the tracking surface being pure white in color.
The perhaps most interesting thing about the Rii mini i6 is the full QWERTY-keyboard on the back. Like most small sized keyboards this one uses a special function key to expand the amount of combinations available. Those planning on using it with a Windows-based media center will be pleased to find easy access to media keys and other important hotkeys.
Just besides the keyboard is a trackpad which works alright. It features fast scrolling and is almost precise enough to be really useful for navigation purposes.
The Rii features both a full set of arrow keys and the usual left and right mouse buttons. This makes the keyboard function quite usable for media center application since navigation is usually conducted with the use of the arrow keys.
The Rii mini i6 can take control of two remotes which makes the device very versatile.
On the front you have a normal joystick as you find on most modern remotes. There are no numeric keys on the front which is a shame for people who want to use this to control a receiver or CD/DVD/BD-player.
About Rii Mini i6 Conclusion.
The Rii mini i6 is a brilliant idea. The fact that you can compress two remotes and one keyboard into one small and attractive unit is very nice. The bad thing about this is of course the implementation chosen by FocalGadgets. The unsophisticated remote layout means that it is only ideal for set-top boxes and TV control. Navigating a normal receiver or a CD-player will be a pain.
The good news is that the keyboard side is very useful and it works in combination with all sorts of gear, right from an iPhone through a Windows 7 PC to a Sony PS3. The build quality is close to horrible. The plastic rim is wavy and you can easily press it in. It feels like you can kill the Rii mini i6 without trying that hard, and that is an inherently bad feature for something that is supposed to live in close proximity to one’s couch.
The Rii mini i6 is almost alright for the price and brings some good features to the table. We would have preferred to pay $20 more and get something with better build quality and with a more refined trackpad, and perhaps a really perfectly white paint job.
In Logitech’s continuing quest to provide as many possible solutions for all your HTPC needs comes word of the all new Logitech K400 Wireless Touch Keyboard. This all new keyboard is not only compact and stylish, but also stores standing up so as to not take up as much room as it would otherwise in your cluttered living room. To help make sure that you can actually use the Logitech K400 when not even remotely close to the Unifying USB receiver and system, the keyboard has a wireless range of 10m. Add in a one year estimated battery life and you do have a keyboard meant for the living room and not your typical workstation environment.
Helping to reinforce this notion of it being a HTPC keyboard first and foremost, Logitech has also included a large 3.5″ multi-touch capable touchpad. This coupled with the K400′s built-in multimedia keys makes a wireless mouse or trackball redundant for your HTPC setup. The only area where the K400 may not be perfect is the fact that while the keys have large and bold lettering, they are not illuminated, unlike the IOGEAR Mini Multimedia Keyboard. In a darkened living room, the bold white lettering will not do you all that much good. So, the K400 isn’t exactly ideal for using under low lighting conditions. Though with a reasonable price of only $49 MSRP and a three-year warranty, we think the K400 may just be darn tempting to many. No word on exact North American release date is known at this time.
For lean-back wireless control of your laptop-even when you’re connecting it to your TV.
You can control your laptop from the comfort of your couch thanks to the 10-meter (33 feet) wireless range.
A large, built-in touchpad with multi-touch navigation lets you point and scroll your way around the Web.
Plug and play
No cords, software or hassles. Just plug the tiny Logitech Unifying wireless receiver into a USB port and enjoy.
Logitech K400 Features:
Keyboard/Keypad Host Interface USB
Product Type Keyboard
Manufacturer Part Number 920-003070
Manufacturer Website Address logitech
Product Model K400
Product Name K400 Keyboard
Brand Name Logitech
Today we’ve got an interesting little gadget up for review– the Rii Mini i6 wireless keyboard and remote. This six-inch gizmo packs a punch with a plethora of features that’ll allow for use with a television, DVD player, XBOX 360, PlayStation 3, personal computer, or a Bluetooth-capable smartphone.
The Mini i6 sports infrared and Bluetooth modules for maximum compatibility with nearly every gadget in the house. We were particularly excited by the presence of both a full keyboard and a touchpad on this device. How do they perform? We’ll put the Mini i6 to the test in our full review after the break.
Rii Mini i6 Hardware Design
Rii’s Mini i6 reminds us a lot of the iPhone 4 with the black top and bottom, banded by silver-esque sides. The keys are similar to those on the Droid 3 from Motorola. Each key is a bubbled raise with a bright white label. Unfortunately, the layout leaves the Shift key the same size as the others. This made capitalization and symbol typing difficult. Since, the board is organized as an aligned grid, the standard offset was dearly missed. It takes some time to get used to the layout.
Almost every key is accounted for on this little device, including functions for “Print Screen” and “Ctrl+Alt+Delete.” The right side is graced with a touchpad and mouse buttons.
The backlight function was very welcome at night while watching Hulu on the PC. On the backside, there’s a simple remote with only a few buttons. The top’s USB and power switch work as expected.
Rii Mini i6 Connectivity
The best part about Rii’s Mini i6 remains its ability to connect to so many different electronic devices. You can connect the Rii Mini to your standard television, set top box, HD player, DVD machine, XBOX, PlayStation, Windows PC, Mac, Linux box, and even your smartphone.
I tested the device with the included USB dongle on a Windows 7 PC, and everything connected easily in a matter of seconds. But, when I tried the keyboard with two Android devices, the Rii Mini failed to connect. XBOX, television, and Linux support worked quickly and as expected.
Rii Mini i6 Conclusions
The device’s keyboard performed well in use. All of the keys were responsive, and the touchpad felt accurate. While the uses of this keyboard-remote contraption seem rather limited, it was surprisingly well made and functional. If you’re in the market for a wireless control keyboard, this one’s a winner.