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IOGear GKM561R


$80.92 Released January, 2011

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Additional function buttons are ideal for Windows Media Center users - provides one-touch access to zoom, clipboard, and multiple navigational tools. Keyboard layout is fairly intuitive - separated trackball and mouse-click components provide a suitable alternative to a dedicated mouse. Wireless RF range is excellent - unit can be used over 25 feet from source with little to no latency.

The Cons:Unit is fairly heavy - weight of 2+ pounds exceeds that of full-sized competitors from Razer and Logitech. Integrated trackball performs poorly - struggles to register faster scrolling motions and includes uncomfortable poor-quality material. Keys are disproportionately sized and ultimately awkward - "Return" and directional arrow keys are specifically difficult to use in conjunction.

The IOGear GKM561R Wireless Multimedia Keyboard has a 2.4 GHz range and an integrated laser trackball for easier, more ergonomic computing. The range allows the user to work from up to 33-feet away from the computer base, proving equally handy and convenient for either home entertainment or office needs.

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The unit is compatible with Home Theater PC (HTPC), Windows Media Center and gaming systems such as PS3 and XBOX.

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    Additional function buttons are ideal for Windows Media Center users - provides one-touch access to zoom, clipboard, and multiple navigational tools

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    Keyboard layout is fairly intuitive - separated trackball and mouse-click components provide a suitable alternative to a dedicated mouse

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    Wireless RF range is excellent - unit can be used over 25 feet from source with little to no latency

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    Sleek, modern aesthetic is very appealing - matte black all-in-one design with unique components is sure to appeal to technophiles

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    Unit is fairly heavy - weight of 2+ pounds exceeds that of full-sized competitors from Razer and Logitech

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    Integrated trackball performs poorly - struggles to register faster scrolling motions and includes uncomfortable poor-quality material

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    Keys are disproportionately sized and ultimately awkward - "Return" and directional arrow keys are specifically difficult to use in conjunction

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    Cannot be picked up easily - unit sits flush on flat surfaces and requires two hands specifically placed in order to grasp

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