Today we’re reviewing the Leira Wireless Multi Touch Media Center Keyboard from Koribo. The Leira is designed to be used with a HTPC but you can obviously still use it with a normal desktop computer or even a laptop if you so wish. The Leira features a whole range of media center controls and a touch pad to make your media center experience completely wire free. Let’s see how good the Koribo Leira is.
“At Koribo, we believe that the computer is a key entertainment component. Today’s computers entertain us in our home and office, when we go on vacations, and even when we’re on the road. The problem is that you can’t use an office computer and input devices in your living room or in your bedroom. If you can’t understand why, we bet your spouse, friends or family will tell you. This is where Koribo fits in. Our products will not only provide you with the best technology available; we bring you cutting edge design and lifestyle too! Don’t be shy with your mini wireless keyboard – place it on the living room table, it is beautiful! Wow your friends as you control your media applications with single clicks. Don’t hide the keyboard for your HTPC; Use a micro wireless keyboard and when you’re done – place it in the drawer with the rest of the remotes, it is the same size! But that’s not all; we’re not in the business of selling ornaments that don’t really work. Koribo was founded by expert engineers who wanted to harness technology to serve everyday people. We apply strict standards from the IT industry along with vast experience to provide you with the best lifestyle technology solution.”
Features / Specifications
10 meter effective working range including transmission through walls – 15m / 50ft in open space.
Requires 2 x AA batteries for approx. 3 months use.
Sleep feature extends battery life.
Low battery light indicator.
Media Center and Other Hot Keys
Media Center Launch, Close, WWW, My TV, My Video, My Picture, My Music, Live TV, Channel Up, Channel Down, Volume Up, Volume Down, Mute, Pre-Track, Next-Track (Skip), Play, Record, Pause, Stop, Fast Forward (FWD), Fast Backward.
Multi-touch Touchpad, 400 DPI – same as in most laptops.
Cursor control at your finger tips:
- Tap 1 finger: Left button click
- Tap 2 fingers: Middle button click (great for scrolling pages, just like with Mac)
- Tap 3 fingers: Right button click
Also, two sets of built-in mouse and scroll keys on both sides.
Built-in Media Center© hot key for use with Vista Media Center and Windows 7 Media Center. Supports Windows 2000 and later. Other operating systems may be supported as well as HID (Human Interface Device).
Linux (except for Windows hot keys).
2.4 GHz radio frequency, 4 Channels with 16 bits, 65536 IDs per channel.
10,000,000 cycles per key with less than 10msec bounce time.