Koribo Mini Keyboard Review

Peripherals, Reviews

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Introduction

The Koribo Mini is a relatively new product from the up and coming peripherals manufacturer, Koribo. This, believe it or not, is Tech-Reviews first review of a wireless keyboard so we were very excited to check out what the Koribo Mini had in store for us. Koribo states on its website that the Mini is the perfect keyboard and mouse that fits right in your hand and it also has an amazing operating range of 10m/30ft, no matter where the receiver is placed. Let’s find out whether Koribo’s claims are true.

About Koribo

“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

Working Range
10 meter effective working range including transmission through walls – 15m / 50ft in open space.

Batteries
Requires 2 x AA batteries for approx. 3 months of battery life (based on average 2 hour daily use of 2 hours)
Sleep feature extends battery life.
Low battery light indicator.

Media Center and Other Hot Keys
11 Hot Keys:
  • Start Key to launch Media Center®
  • 4 Internet Hot Keys: WWW, E-mail, Back, Forward.
  • 6 Multimedia Hot Keys: Volume Down, Volume Up, Mute, Pre-track, Next track, Play/Pause.
12 Embedded MCE Function Hot Keys are controlled by the “Fn Lock” key:
  • 6 MCE Hot Keys: My Music, My Videos, My Pictures, My TV, My Radio, DVD.
  • 6 Application Hot Keys: Close, Win select, Zoom +/-, Minimum, Flip 3D.
Mouse
“Joystick” style “thumb size” control, including a touch scrolling bar.
Left and Right Click buttons on the top for easy reach with the index finger.
Supported OS
Built-in Media Center© hot key for use with Vista Media Center and Windows 7 Media Center.
Other operating systems may be supported as long as they comply with HID (Human Interface Device).
Technology
2.4 GHz radio frequency, 8 Channels with 16 bits, 65536 IDs per channel.
10,000,000 cycles per key with less than 10msec bounce time.

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