Date Joined: 07/07/04
Pros: Thin, light, affordable
Cons: The back plate is coarse aluminum, I can only describe touching it is like scratching your fingernails on chalkboard. I had to put a plastic cling back on because it was so annoying.
Pros: Easy to snap drive in and out as advertised. Case is light, and feels well built despite it being plastic.
Pros: Works great in my Hackintosh.
Cons: Achieved 1600 speed only with this addition in /Extra/smbios.plist
Pros: slim design fits in the plug opening on Audio Technica headphones – very few cables meet this physical requirement so I'm glad I found one that did!
Cons: n/a - works as expected
Pros: Works as a Hackintosh motherboard.
Confirmed working with a Core i5-3570K w/ Intel HD 4000
• DVI + HDMI dual displays
• DVI + DisplayPort dual displays
• Optical Audio
• USB 2.0
Cons: Flaky in Hackintosh setup:
• Headphone audio output makes a loud pop when you resume audio.
• USB 3.0 not working (I ended up turning it off in BIOS, can't get it to work even reading through tonymacx86 forums)
Pros: The thumb mouse takes a bit getting used to but not as nice as IBM's UltraNav button on ThinkPads. Programmable AV keys are great but every AV function is accessible only after 2-3 keypresses (procedural tasks like mode switching, context selection, etc).
Cons: The keys are super stiff, don't expect to fly at 100 wpm on this thing. Also, the keyboard tends to become virtually disconnected several times throughout the day (non responsive keypresses), which only a manual plug/unplug from the USB port could fix. This is very annoying and can really test your patience. Not sure if this is a hardware or software issue but it doesn't happen with any of my other USB peripherals.
Overall Review: This was the only HTPC-targeted wireless keyboard I found while I was shopping around 6 months ago. Overall a decent product but I am keeping my eyes out for something better.