I got this diNovo keyboard and mouse setup today due to a recommendation from Edward Ng. This is the non-bluetooth version.
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Taking a deeper look at the noise produced, I could rank the diNovo as the second quietest of all the keyboards I have previously owned:
1. Foldable/roll-up keyboard
3. Kensington SlimType
4. Logitech UltraX/PSK5000
5. CoolerMaster Aluminum Q
6. EluminX lighted keyboard
7. Logitech Media Keyboard (same style as LX500)
8. Logitech Cordless Desktop Elite
9. Microsoft Natural keyboard (roommate's)
It's much cheaper ($125 shipped) than it's bluetooth cousin, and its design is splendid. The detachable numpad serves as a calculator, numerical pad, remote control, clock, and a thermometer (new in this version). These features can be adjusted for 24hr or 12hr and temperature in Celcius or Fahrenheit. I was able to use the MediaPad from roughly 15 feet away, although I haven't tested it from longer distances. Logitech includes a protective cover for the MediaPad as well. In addition, the diNovo full sized keyboard with laptop sized keys: ergonomically, this wasn't a steep jump from my Logitech Media Keyboard. In addition, the detachable wireless adapter is great for notebook users like me, who can take the included notebook mouse around with them.
However, there's two things I dislike about it: The inferior mouse, and the keyboard-lag. I'm accustomed to using a Razer Viper so this mouse certainly was a downgrade in performance, and the keyboard has some significant lag when typing. I downloaded the latest drivers which don't really help. If anyone could offer some assistance this would be great.
All in all, I'm quite satisfied with this keyboard/mouse combination. It's quiet, looks great, and has wonderful range. If you have the money and don't mind the lag (or perhaps don't type as fast as I do), this would be a great addition to your PC or HTPC.
- Good range
- Variety of functions
- Detachable NumPad with cover
- Great for notebook users
- Keyboard lag
- Second rate notebook mouse
- Price may be too high for some ($125)