The Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad is a convenient device for anyone who wants to be able to control their PC or HDTV from their couch or other location. Unlike a standard remote, this device has a full QWERTY keyboard, and it also can be used as a laser pointer. In this review, we’ll be looking at some of the positive and negative traits of this mini wireless keyboard.
Although most people who buy the Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad are planning to use it at home to watch internet TV, play games or operate their Desktop from their couch, it has other uses as well. Teachers, lecturers and people giving presentations at work can use the device to make their job easier. Rather than having to sit in front of a computer or slide projector, you can stand in front of the room and control your presentation with this wireless keyboard, all of this thanks to the wavelength which is a type of electromagnetic radiation like radio waves. You can also use it as a laser pointer to highlight certain parts of the screen. So anyone who has to give lectures or group presentations can make good use of this device.
Before purchasing the Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad, you should take the time to read the systems requirements. It’s only designed to work with more recent Windows operating systems and Linux. That means if you have Windows 2000, XP, Vista or 7 or if you use a Linux OS such as Ubuntu or Redhat it should work for you. The manufacturer does not claim that it works with Mac OS, and some Mac users have had complaints about it. It apparently does work on some Macs, but since it’s not designed to do so, it would be better to get a device that’s more likely to work with your system if you have a Mac (or an earlier Windows OS0).
Many people have bought the Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad and have been completely satisfied with it. Others have had a few complaints. One issue that often comes up is that the device isn’t effective at waking up a computer out of sleep mode. This is a drawback as many people have their computers set to go into sleep mode fairly quickly in order to save on energy. And if you have to get up and “wake up” your computer, than that sort of defeats the purpose of having a remote device to operate it. This is not really a major drawback, though, as once the computer is out of sleep mode you can return to your couch and use the Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard to operate it if you want.
The Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad is not perfect, but it’s a decent value if you understand its limitations. It may not work well beyond a certain range, of around fifteen feet. It may not wake computers out of sleep mode. However, it does have quite a few useful functions, such as letting you operate your home theater system, iPad or Playstation from afar. The laser pointer function also has many useful applications.