I recently had a chance to review EFO RF Mini wireless keyboard with touchpad and laser and I must say I’m pleased by the product. The portable wireless device is used to control computer and is particularly useful for HTPC and presentations. It is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux. Following are some of the features as given on their website:
- Rechargeable Li-ion batteries: Last longer – up to two week between charges.
- Short recharge time: Around two hours can fully charge the battery.
- 2.4G DSSS: Enjoy long-range wireless control from up to 10 metre (33 feet) away.
- Indication light: Multiple indication lights for signal, data transmission and power.
- Touch Pad: Use as point and click – no mouse is required for simple portable operation.
- Backlighting: Makes text entry effortless – even in low light.
- Compact: Perfect size for portable (60 X 100 X 10 mm).
- QWERTY keyboard: Standard Keyboard layout for convenience input.
- Light weight: Only with 43 g.
- Plug and play: no need to install software.
- Charge Voltage/Current: 5V/300mA.
- Standby time: 600 hours.
- Build-in laser pointer.
The device is very small and lightweight . Although it looks like cheap plastic, but is very strong. Keyboard keys are placed very close to each other and are a little stiff. Do not expect it to replace your keyboard and it isn’t designed that way either. Touchpad is awesome. Works flawlessly and is smooth. No mouse gestures though. Battery life is good and can be charged via USB cable (included). Laser Pointer is ,well, an ordinary laser pointer
Plug and play. Plug the receiver in the USB port and it’ll start working on its own. Touchpad didn’t work the first time I plugged in, but started from second time onwards.
- Cheap- Only $50
- Portable and lightweight
- Smooth touchpad
- Long battery life
- Keyboard Backlight
- Closely placed keyboard keys
- No mouse gestures
Overall, a very good product. Does what it says. Ideal for HTPC and very useful for giving presentations.
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