Belkin MediaPilot Keyboard - F8E838

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Overall Satisfaction
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Value
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Ease of Use
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I did allot of research to find an easy to use, small form factor, wireless keyboard/mouse combo for the Home theater PC that I was building, the Belkin MediaPilot keyboard fit the bill perfectly, it comes with re-chargable batteries and a USB docking/charging station that makes it a full size keyboard. the thumbstick mouse is definitely not for gaming, but, It is perfectly suited for navigating the desktop and the internet. also the keyboard uses RF rather that IR to communicate with the computer which doesn't require Line-of-sight. a feature that is generally on more expensive wireless keyboards. also a really great feature is that is has keys dedicated on the unit that are IR to control other devices in your media rack such as your receiver, DVD player and TV/ projector. well worth the money P.S. The only way they could make it better would be to illuminate the keys.

-Lance D. quote

Negatives: The manual is not well written, had to call Belkin support to get the keyboard to connect properly. Mouse is not too precise for some applications. Positives: Uses RF for keyboard, dont have to point it directly at anything. Integrated Mouse works well for most applications, but not for those that require a precise mouse. Recharable base-station works wonderfully, there is no more need to change batteries once a month. The keyboard is very customizable and works great as an infrared remote. Keys feel good when pressed. Works great for Windows Media Center Edition (MCE) and it's shortcuts.

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Awesome Keyboard

on 9/14/2005

This keyboard is awesome and works great in a HTPC environment. The IR remote works well and the wireless is fairly responsive. I tested it with the NFS2 underground demo and it outperformed the Microsoft wireless keyboard I was using before. I ran into initial problems with using the IR, but it started working fine after fully charged. I haven't had any issues since. Good deal for the money and effectively turns an HTPC into a full blown PC.

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excellent HTPC keyboard

by Lance D. on 2/21/2006

I did allot of research to find an easy to use, small form factor, wireless keyboard/mouse combo for the Home theater PC that I was building, the Belkin MediaPilot keyboard fit the bill perfectly, it comes with re-chargable batteries and a USB docking/charging station that makes it a full size keyboard. the thumbstick mouse is definitely not for gaming, but, It is perfectly suited for navigating the desktop and the internet. also the keyboard uses RF rather that IR to communicate with the computer which doesn't require Line-of-sight. a feature that is generally on more expensive wireless keyboards. also a really great feature is that is has keys dedicated on the unit that are IR to control other devices in your media rack such as your receiver, DVD player and TV/ projector. well worth the money P.S. The only way they could make it better would be to illuminate the keys.

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Product Overview

Belkin presents our newest innovation in this wireless, rechargeable keyboard. MediaPilot provides true wireless freedom of up to 30 feet while outperforming traditional wireless keyboards. It has a 75% wider operating distance and robust wireless performance so you can work effectively free of interference from other devices. Freed from the restrictions of cables, you will find it easy to compute, surf the Web, and control your media system from virtually anywhere in your home, even if the base is in another room. The MediaPilot base recharges with a simple mounting of the keyboard, through efficient Plug-and-Play USB technology. This eliminates the need for a bulky power supply, saves you the expense and hassle of frequent battery purchases, and ensures the keyboard remains functional while charging. The base features a convenient, 10-button keypad and directional arrow keys.

Built-In Mouse - The MediaPilot features dual-thumb mouse control. Its three-button scroll wheel and directional pad is ideal for surfing the Web at lightning-fast speeds. Ergonomically designed to fit your hands' natural movements, the mouse offers easy control from virtually anywhere.

Audio Video Remote - The MediaPilot's integrated remote can control up to eight audio video devices, such as your TV, CD, and DVD player. Its smart-remote capability lets it learn codes from new and old AV components.

Multimedia Programmability - The feature-packed keyboard comes with powerful software that lets you program up to 96 unique multimedia, office, software, and gaming functions. Use it for anything from playing MP3s to performing a shortcut in your favorite software.

Specifications

Manufacturer Belkin
Mfg Part# F8E838
SKU 10392742
UPC 722868519271
UPC 14 00722868519271
Features
Utilizes 2.4GHz wireless technology for optimum performance, operating distances up to 30 ft., and improved security
Includes 27-button docking station to recharge the keyboard using USB
Remains fully operational while recharging
Comes with a 3-button scroll mouse and a 360-degree cursor control pad
Integrates an infrared remote control to operate up to 8 different audio video devices
Offers infrared smart remote with the ability to learn obscure codes from older remotes
Allows you to program up to 96 functions with specialized programming software
Provides long operation life using NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride) batteries
Lets you connect quickly with Plug-and-Play ease through USB
Uses LEDs to alert you if the keyboard is charging and if Caps Lock, Num Lock, or P Mode features are enabled
Eases the noise level as you type with QuietType™ keys
Features a removable palm rest for comfort and added flexibility
Enhances comfort with adjustable keyboard height
Delivers comfort with attractive, low-profile design
Features 104-button, wireless keyboard
Works with Windows® or Mac OS®
Color: Midnight Blue
Tech Specs
Device Type - Keyboard
Form Factor - External
Compatibility - PC, Mac
Connectivity Technology - Wireless
Interface - USB
Wireless Technology - RF
Max Operating Distance - Up to 30 ft
Features - Palm rest, QuietType technology
Connections - 1 x USB - 4 pin USB Type A
Technology - Nickel metal hydride
Software Included - Drivers & Utilities
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