Visiontek Candyboard Mini Bluetooth Keyboard with Touchpad
Works Great with Windows, Mac, Most Smartphones & Game Consoles!
|The VisionTek CANDYBOARDTM is a mini keyboard, with a BlueTooth USB dongle, that is just slightly bigger than a candy bar. It features 69 keys, a "capacitive-sensing" touchpad that's "comparable to a real notebook touchpad,"
gaming-oriented navigation keys designed to "be used as joystick controls," and 26 LEDs to use in low-light environments.
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Works with WindowsTM, Mac, and Most Bluetooth devices
VisionTek CandyBoard 900335 Bluetooth Keyboard Review:
Wireless Bluetooth mini-keyboard delivers big performance in a small package
My entertainment room doesn't have a lot of table space, so I try to limit the number of remote controls and media center keyboards used to managed the home theater. My Sony PlayStation 3 has a remote for when I play Blu-ray discs, and the HTPC uses a media center keyboard. While each of these peripherals serves its own purpose, I've always thought it would be nice to have something that combined them into one small device. As if someone knew exactly what I wanted, the VisionTek CandyBoard 900335 Bluetooth mini keyboard materialized into what might possibly be the perfect solution. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests this Bluetooth mini-keyboard for range and performance on both PC and PS3 systems.
My initial interest in the VisionTek CandyBoard came from its petite size, and its ability to transmit wirelessly over the Bluetooth network. Knowing that my Sony PlayStation 3 had its own built-in BT receiver, I wasn't expecting to use the included USB button receiver. Then it occurred to me that I could replace the large wireless media center keyboard on my nearby Home Theater PC (HTPC), and use the Bluetooth receiver there. It turned out to be the perfect solution for my needs: one device to control two (or more) platforms.