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Logitech diNovo Mini


Author:  Jason Knappenberger
Date:  2008.05.06
Topic:  Peripherals
Provider:  Logitech
Manufacturer:  Logitech






Logitech diNovo Mini

Logitech DiNovo Mini 

We have a new product to review from Logitech, maker of desktop peripherals since being founded in 1981 in Switzerland.  Computers are moving into every facet of our lives including the living room.  It’s expected that 12 million of these media center computers will exist by 2010 according to an Analysis and Forecast done by Parks Associates.  This time around we’re reviewing the Logitech diVono Mini, a palm-sized keyboard, mouse and media remote control designed for use with an Entertainment Center PC.  So if you’ve ever connected a PC to your TV you may be interested in this product.

Logitech DiNovo Mini 

Overview:

Let me tell you this product is exactly what I’ve been looking for and I was excited to get the chance to review it.  I’ve had a PC connected to a flat panel TV for a while now and have been looking to replace the media remote that came with the PC.  (see GMC Noblesse Review ).  The DiNovo Mini is perfect.  It allows me to browse the internet, watch TV and video, listen to music, check email, etc. all from the couch.  Don’t try to play Call of Duty 4 with it, but everything else works. 

 

What's in the box?

  • DiNovo Mini
  • USB Mini Receiver
  • CD-ROM with SetPoint Software
  • Power Supply
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Cleaning Cloth

In The Box

Features:

  • Palm-sized mini-keyboard that fits in your hand
  • Integrated, dual purpose ClickPad that can be used like a laptop touchpad or as a directional pad for navigating menus
  • Rechargeable lithium ion batteries that last up to a month
  • Bluetooth wireless technology that provides up to 30 foot range
  • Backlighting that makes entry and navigation effortless even when the lights are out and includes two backlighting modes
    • Media-Remote Mode with green backlighting acts as a media center remote
    • Cursor Mode with orange backlighting for when the Mini is in keyboard / mouse mode

 

Specifications:

  1. System Requirements:
    • PC with Windows® XP or Windows Vista®
    • USB Port
    • his product is compatible with PLAYSTATION®3.
  2. Technical Specifications:
    • 25 mm (.98-inch) dual-purpose ClickPad. Works as a touch pad
    • Thumb-operated keypad design
    • 63 backlighted keys
    • Backlighting for two modes—orange for touch-pad mode, green for media-center remote
    • Ambient light sensor measures current available light and turns off backlight
    • Troy gloss silver with midnight black design
    • Dedicated Windows Media® Center button
    • Range: up to 10 m (33 feet)
  1. Connectivity:
    • Bluetooth® 2.0 wireless technology
    • Point-to-point technology pre-paired with DiNovo Mini keyboard
  2. Power and Battery:
    • 30 days (battery life)
    • Full-charge: Takes about 4 hours
    • Fast-charge: Takes about 10 minutes for 1 day of use
    • 950 mAH lithium-ion battery
  3. Dimensions and Weight:
    • 152 mm by 90 mm by 27.5 mm (cover closed) (5.98-inch by 3.5-inch by 1.08-inch)
    • 152 mm by 152.8 mm by 65 mm (cover opened) (5.98-inch by 6-inch by 2.55-inch)
    • 170-175 g (with battery and receiver) (5.99 – 6.17 oz)
    • 59.5 mm by 18.5 mm by 9.1 mm (receiver size) (2.34-inch by 0.73-inch by 0.36-inch)
    • 7 g (receiver weight) (0.25 oz)

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