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Monday
Feb062012

The Rii Mini Keyboard vs The Lenovo N5902

In this video I decide which of these two HTPC keyboard remotes I like the best. Purely based on the specs, the Rii Mini should have the advantage because of its bluetooth capabilities, however, as is often the case, it's a little bit more complicated than that.

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Reader Comments (12)

Great review, I think I laughed more at the comments in that than in any of your other ones!

I still have no need for a miniature bluetooth keyboard but the Rii would win simply as I could wind up the cat something rotten with the laser pointer.

February 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVoyager03

@Voyager. Good point, I didn't factor-in the feline irritation qualities.

February 7, 2012 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Do either of these function at the BIOS screen of a PC, in other words before Windows drivers are loaded?

February 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJomaha

Hello,

I have the mini keyboard... it was a perfect thing but it stopped working after few monthes... I don't know why the receptor is not recognized anymore by windows...

February 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarlito

hi
i've had the non-trackpad version for a while
same as this - http://www.atguys.com/store/images/RiiKeyboard.jpg
no trackpad :)

runs samsung galaxy tab just fine
poss. old version of the model you reviewed. worth investigating

D

February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMitH

Hi,
I already have a Rii mini Bluetooth (for about a year). And there are a few differentses with yours.
Mine has the model number: RT-MWK02
The Keyboard itself has no rubber but plastic rounded clicking keys (same as the lenovo) and is very smooth to type on.
And the keys are all separated. So i have no movement on the other keys when typing.
(I can send you pictures of mine if you are curious)
Mine also makes better drawing circles.
I'm very happy with it and think its better then the Logitech diNove mini i had for a while

PS.
Always like watching your video's.
Bought the #11 after that video and when the battery got screwed i bought the #16 after watching that video.
Great for making video's from my kite's up in the sky.

February 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGideon

I just bought the 2.4ghz RF version of the Rii keyboard and so far I haven't seen any of the problems you highlighted on the Bluetooth one.
- the keys don't seem to miss any presses, even from across the room.
- i can draw a decent circle on the touchpad without straight bits.

My research on Amazon pre-purchase made me think that the quality of the Bluetooth connection was much lower than the RF version - I guess you're happy with the Lenovo but if you do another round-up later it might make the comparison slightly fairer?

February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRob

I have had the Bluetooth Rii for about 9 months now and I agree with your issues with the trackpad. I use it on my HTPC running XBMC so I don't have a lot of use for the trackpad most of the time. I also find that the keys sometimes become unresponsive for a couple of seconds, and occasionally it will input a character multiple times rather than once. I have the version with the plastic keys rather than the rubberised ones and it feels pretty good to type on. At the time the Lenovo Mini was double the price of the Rii so it seemed a better option. If I was purchasing today I'd definitely get the Lenovo.

February 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkhendar

@Rob Looks like the Bluetooth model is one to avoid then. I really wanted to test a Bluetooth keyboard vs a RF to see what advantages (if any) they had. I've got a house full of mini keyboards now, so won't be testing any more for quite some time.

February 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Hi,
I found this on ebay:

http://www.ebay.nl/itm/Mini-Handheld-USB-Wireless-Keyboard-with-Mouse-TouchPad-/230660620424?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item35b471c088

Some kind of mutated Lenovo.

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGideon

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