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Wednesday
Feb012012

The Lenovo N5902 HTPC Keyboard Remote

When I reviewed the Lenovo N5901 Keyboard Remote in April 2010, there were very few similar devices to choose from. Back then the Logitech diNovo Mini pretty much had this market all to itself. The diNovo costs £99 and if the user reviews are to be believed, appears to have relibility issues. So when the Lenovo N5901 turned up for less than half the price of the diNovo mini it was a very welcome addition.

However things don't stand still for long and towards the end of 2011 Lenovo released a revised model called (appropriately enough) the N5902. So in this video I'll highlight the differences between the old N5901 and the new N5902 and find out if the new model is a worthwhile upgrade.


IMPORTANT UPDATE 01/02/12 - The USB dongle does infact work on a Mac or a PS3. I stupidly trusted the manufacturer's info on the box and believed that this was a Windows only device.....but surprisingly when I plugged it into the PS3, it worked straight away and even the PS key is mapped to the Windows key. The Mac works equally well. So I apologise for the incorrect info in the video, when the Rii keyboard arrives, I'll be sure to include more information about this undocumented feature in that video, together with a demonstration.  

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Reader Comments (4)

Good review as usual Techmoan.

Been wanting something like this for the wife's PC, use it to watch DVDs in bed !

Will now wait for part 2.

Thanks again.

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike

The N5902 looks great. I need to be able to program 1 button, only the one. Is it possible to use 3rd party software to change the mapping of one button?

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPookster

Another excellent review! It seems the perfect HTPC keyboard has yet to materialize, but this model appears to be good enough to fill the gap. I very much enjoy your matter-of-fact style and wish other review sites adopted a similar no-nonsense method of revealing the truth. However, I doubt they'd be as cheeky as yours. Keep up the good work sir!

March 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNick Dangerous

is this one still your favorite? i am looking for a keyboard to use with my apple tv, I was thinking this might be a good choice http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/wireless-touch-keyboard-k400r?crid=26

July 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteraxel

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