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# 210211 17-Mar-2017 20:43
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I have become addicted to my small handheld mini-keyboard for late night browsing from bed. It is a great little gadget. Unfortunately, it is also a useless low quality piece of crap. The idea is great. The design is perfect. It is exactly what I want. But I have now had two of them and they have both failed. The first started typing multiple characters when a key is pressed, the second started generating random commands after a few weeks.

 

I love the idea of this but the quality is hopeless. Can anyone recommend something like it that actually works and will keep working for a reasonable time? I am not a gamer and don't want an air mouse, just a wireless mini-keyboard with trackpad.

 

Here is a link just to illustrate what I am talking about. I have not bought one form this supplier and I am not suggesting that these particular units are faulty, just saying that this one looks identical to the ones that have crapped out on me.

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/peripherals/keyboards/cordless/auction-1282375678.htm





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  # 1742999 17-Mar-2017 20:48
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Microsoft and logitec ones look ok. Ive been watching the pricing.... entry level around $40 at the moment. 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1743063 17-Mar-2017 22:00
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I run our HTPC with a Logitech K400.

 

It is a bit larger than the one you show, but it is decent quality.

 

PBTech have the Microsoft wireless media keyboard on special this weekend for $45.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1743227 18-Mar-2017 12:04
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Thanks for the above suggestions but they are not what I want. I have found a device at PB Tech that looks identical to the cheap crap I already have. The difference is it costs more. Is it likely that the cheap ones are inferior copies that look the same but are not as good? I know a lot of stuff gets counterfeited in China but these mini-keyboards are not big ticket brand name items. How is PB Tech for warranties? The one advantage of buying from them is their one-year guarantee and CGA. I really want to find a device exactly like this one but I don't want to keep pouring money into things that fail after a few weeks.

 

Here is the one at PB Tech: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/SEVRBP0066/Raspberry-Pi-Mini-Wireless-Rechargeable-Keyboard-W

 

 





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  # 1743733 19-Mar-2017 10:36
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 Update: I fixed it. See my post  in DIY if interested.

 

 





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