Return several "other" brand wireless keyboards. Need a good long range system for my home. Got it in just two days!! Out of box, worked like a charm!! No software....and it does work "as stated" to 33 feet. Using it now, on my 64" and about 20 feet away. I would recommend this system to anyone, buy it...you won't be disappointed.
Overall I am pleased with the keyboard, but find the lack of fast forward and rewind buttons frustrating when this is advertised as a Media Center keyboard. You can launch Media Center, My TV, My Music, My Video, and My Pictures all with one touch of a button. You can also play/pause, increase/decrease volume, and mute with one button. However, there's no fast forward or reverse buttons? They have the physical room to have these buttons along the top, but simply failed to include them. Who records a show on Windows Media Center and does NOT want to forward through the commercials?
An optional touchpad or trackball built into the keyboard would have been nice in addition to the wireless mouse.
I finally found a long range keyboard and mouse that met my needs. I was setting up a conference room for video conferencing and wanted a long range keyboard and mouse that would work throughout the room. After trying several that claimed to be able to perform, I finally came across this one that did the job.
I bought this to control my home theater PC and it works perfectly. The range is great, and setup was simple plug and play.
I should have done this a long time ago--I can use the mouse on the arm of the recliner or the end table.
Great product delivered in a timely fashion.
Enjoy the freedom of 2.4G wireless connectivity with IOGEAR's Wireless MCE Desktop (keyboard/mouse combo). The keyboard and mouse allow you to work up to 33 feet away from the USB receiver connected to your computer. In addition, the laser mouse provides great accuracy over most surfaces requiring minimal hand movement due to its 800 dpi resolution. The ultra thin, lightweight, and stylish keyboard offers comfort wherever you type. The Media Center (MCE) hotkeys give you quick access to My TV, My Music, My Video, and My Pictures.