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Control your PC or Mac with this wireless handheld keyboard with touchpad

efo-wireless-keyboardWe’ve all seen compact wireless keyboards that you can use to control your computer or HTPC from several feet away, but this keyboard from EFO looks like a great alternative. For one thing, it has a much smaller form factor and is backlit. It also has a built in touch pad so you can control the cursor. It requires a USB dongle and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS and Linux. You can get one for $40.

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  • Jhon September 25, 2009, 10:53 am

    I like the looks of this much more than what I currently use for my “living room PC” which is hooked to my TV. Currently, I use a full sized wireless keyboard. I think this would be much better for what I need.

    Any chance of getting a review of this item?

    Thanks!

  • Julie September 25, 2009, 11:55 am

    @Jhon I’ll give it a shot :)

  • Daniel T September 25, 2009, 12:19 pm

    Def. review please … would be great 4 a HTPC, looks like it might operate as a be a cabled and/or wireless device & rechargeable via miniUSB.

    Yes, def. review please.

  • Henry September 25, 2009, 12:28 pm

    I would also love to see a review of this. The touchpad on my current wireless keyboard is unreliable and I have been looking for alternatives.

  • Julie September 25, 2009, 12:41 pm

    I’d hook my Mac Mini back up to my TV to test this keyboard… :) I’ve asked them to allow me to review it. Keep your fingers crossed.

  • Jhon September 25, 2009, 1:36 pm

    Julie:

    Thanks! I’ll be optimistic and will look forward to your review!

  • Andy Simmons September 25, 2009, 1:45 pm

    I bought a Logitech DiNovo Mini for this purpose. Works great, and I like the fact that I can choose between using the provided dongle or the built-in Bluetooth. Of course, it also costs more than twice what the EFO device does.

    What I’d *really* like to see is an Apple Bluetooth keyboard with a built-in multi-touch touchpad. That would be just about perfect, both for desktop use and for home theater Mac use.

  • Jeff A September 28, 2009, 1:05 pm

    There is also a great keyboard app for the iPhone / iPod Touch called Air Mouse Pro that also allows Mac and PC keyboard and mouse control via the touch screen. A less expensive alternative if you have one.

  • Walt R October 14, 2009, 9:20 am

    I bought one on impulse. Not bad actually. Range is pretty good and the quality seems fine (though not great)

  • Julie October 14, 2009, 10:11 am

    @Walt R I just received a review sample yesterday. So I’ll be checking it out soon :)

  • Mr. Randy Watson October 27, 2009, 1:07 pm

    @Julie

    any update on your review for your keyboard?

  • Julie October 27, 2009, 3:48 pm

    @Mr. Randy Watson I’ll try to get to it for posting early next week or sooner if possible.

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