Rated 3 out of 5 by 2
Rated 2 out of 5 by 123isme Great Keyboard / Lousy Mouse
THE GOOD: The keyboard has a nice solid feel and a great form factor. The tiny Nano Receiver is also a great space saving idea, especially since it REPORTEDLY operates both the keyboard and mouse using only one USB port.
THE BAD: The mouse never would work on any computer I tried it on. GearHead was willing to replace the entire set, (meaning mouse and keyboard together), but expected me to pay for shipping / insurance / handling to return the defective unit to them.
While GearHead's email Tech Service was prompt and courteous in answering my emails, the same can not be said regarding their online RMA service which took several days to respond to my inquiry.. and then... wanted me to again fill in their online form.
I just returned the unit for a refund and purchased a competitor's offering which worked right out of the box like you would expect a brand new product to.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ladybug93 Mini keyboard & mouse, wireless works well
This is truly a mini keyboard as well as a small mouse. I have small hands and the size of the mouse is a good fit. (keyboard is 15" long, mouse is about 3 1/2", the size of a deck of cards or slightly shorter, good for small hands) This unit auto synchs itself, just plug in the USB clip and go. I have been using this set for a few weeks with no problems. The range is good. I am 5-10 ft or so from base at all times with no trouble. I am still using the original batteries and I am online at times several hours a day. The keyboard and mouse shut of on their own when you stop using them. To wake the mouse up simply click a button the pointer will appear on screen. The mouse is a little squirrely at times. What I mean by that is occasionally the cursor/pointer wiggles a bit, but it stops as quickly as it starts. The keyboard does not have a seperate numeric keypad. It does have the alpha to numeric option within the alpha keys (which seems unnecessary, but you see it all the time). Sometimes if keys get bumped this feature may turn itself on (my dog often lays by me and likes to rest his head on the cool keyboard) if this happens, simply press 'alt' then 'num lock' and it will turn of the numeric alpha keys. Also if you have the problem of this feature being engaged every time you start your computer, just turn off the number lock feature in your computer bios.
The keyboard is quiet, the keys respond nicely. The hot buttons work well, but I really miss volume hot buttons. I used those all the time on my old wireless set. That would be the one feature that would give this set 5 stars is volume hot buttons. The keyboard and mouse are made well, they have a nice smooth rubber like comfort to the touch finish. The keyboard has a good weight for its size, it does not appear cheap or flimsy. On the under side of the mouse is a groove, I believe this is for storing the USB clip for travel. I am ill and in bed much of the time and the mini size makes it convenient to use in bed. Since the range is good it would be great for using with your TV/computer set-up, which is what I do. My tower (computer) is plugged into my Vizio and I am able to use the TV remote to control volume, so it is great for internet and watching movies I download or view online. If you are looking for a mini keyboard/mouse set I recommend giving this a try. It is priced well and Gear Head seems to be at the forefront making quality electronics. Now if only it came in pink...I hope this review is helpful to you. (I am using this set with Windows 7 and Internet Exporer 9)