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    [O\C]Lenovo Wireless Multimedia Remote with Keyboard Review

    Today I'm taking a look at my newest HTPC addition, the Lenovo Multimedia Remote with Keyboard. This device is gaining popularity very quickly due to it's usefulness and it's competitive price.

    Features:

    The keyboard is a 2.4ghz wireless device, using it's own proprietary "nano" sized dongle. This dongle fits in a slot under the battery cover so you can take it with you for presentations or on the go and not worry about losing it. Other users have reported that each remote is coded to it's own dongle, so multiple devices can be used in one household as well.

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    Hey that's pretty cool. Looks like I found my HTPC remote

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    FYI this is on sale again at 41.99 with coupon code USPCM16336. Thanks to Weberwildcat @ www.slickdeals.net for posting it
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    Great review. Hope I can find it in the UK.
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    I was very excited when I saw the deal posted on Giz. Finally going to get my HDTV hooked up to my computer. I ordered one right away when I saw the deal (March 4th). I then looked the next morning as to my order status: In process. Today the status is the same. No tracking number, no estimated ship date.

    As I followed an external link to the product - i had missed where on their keyboards page, most accessories (keyboards, mice, joysticks) list as taking 9+ days to ship. Perhaps they do not stock their own items? Looking through their own forums, shipping delays seem to be the norm. I followed a link on the status page explaining estimated ship dates and it states up to 10 days for build / configuration but that does not apply to accessories. I'm baffled and will start going through the process of trying to figure out why they have such a hard time shipping products in a timely manner, but have no issue billing you immediately. Perhaps the company as a whole is having cash flow issues?

    Anyone else have any insights from personal Lenovo experiences?
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    Spoke too soon

    Well I got the remote today - had shipped 2 days after I ordered it but the order status still shows no shipping date.

    The device itself is nifty. Ive decided i will finish this post with it. The trackball is a little loose and overly sensitive. Selecting text or clicking small buttons is very difficult. Almost impossible when done one handed. However it seems to do its job of finding and playing netflix movies in a nightstand friendly package.


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    3/22/10 - I finally received my shipment notification in the inbox today - a full 12 days after receiving the product. Just something to keep in mind when ordering from these folks that when you order something it seems that you have NO way of knowing the status of your order and if there is a problem good luck getting a timely response. Fortunately everything worked out for me - but I have yet to get a reply to my order inquiry email i sent out weeks ago.
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    THANKS BIG DAVE

    Thanks for the Review. Yours is the only one I could find. Thanks. (bought with deal for $35 plus tax but free shipping).


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    Excellent review. What is even more weird is the fact you have the 720 remote as well.

    I am beginning to think your a slickdeals junkie like me cause I used SD to buy my 720 and my Lenovo and various other stuff.

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    I am in fact a SD junkie, I'm also going to revise the article as Lenovo has changed the design of the remote slightly, the newer "holiday skins" versions that were on sale around the first of the year had a dedicated CTRL-ALT-DEL button among other things that were tweaked, the keyboard portion was more consistent in keypresses as well. IMOG posted my review of the DiNovo mini today as well if you're interested in a comparison to one popular remote, we're working on getting some samples of other devices as well such as the Rii and I know IMOG has a device from nMediaPC coming up.
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