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IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel

You Pay: $35.20
Product Highlights
  • USB
  • 2.4GHz Wireless
  • 33' Operating Range
  • Windows Compatibility

The 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel from IOGEAR is a compact wireless keyboard with an integrated trackball and scroll wheel. Giving you all-in-one control over your PC, the keyboard can operate at distances of up to 33' from its receiver thanks to 2.4GHz wireless technology.

The trackball can be set for 400dpi, 800dpi, or 1200dpi cursor control, giving you precise control over its sensitivity. The keyboard, which features a compact design that omits the numeric keypad, also features right and left mouse buttons and a scroll wheel. Integrated multimedia controls round out its impressive feature set.

Ultra-slim ergonomic wireless 2.4GHz keyboard with built in laser trackball, left/right buttons and scroll wheel features
2.4GHz technology offers greater range up to 33 feet away from your computer
Built-in laser trackball with 400dpi, 800dpi, and 1200dpi selections
Built-in left and right mouse buttons with built-in scroll wheel
19 hotkeys for multimedia functions
Slip Resistant design on both sides with rubber grip
Automatically switches between 78 channels, each with a unique ID, to avoid interference
ON/OFF switch for battery saving
The perfect solution for Digital Living Rooms or PC to TV
Compatible with Windows XP and Vista (32/64-bit)
Interface USB
Wireless Yes (2.4GHz)
Enhanced Function Keys Multimedia; Trackball; Scroll Wheel; Left/Right click
Ergonomic No
Power Requirements 2x AA
Dimensions (WxHxD) 14.1 x 6.5 x 1.5" (35.9 x 16.5 x 3.8cm)
Weight 1.3 lb (0.59kg)
IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel
  • USB RF Receiver
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    IOGEAR2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel
     
    4.3

    (based on 48 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable design (19)
    • Easy connectivity (13)
    • Great features (13)
    • Fast connection (11)
    • Highly compatible (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Web browsing (15)
      • Multimedia (12)
      • Home (9)
      • HTPC (5)
      • Dorm room (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (23), Casual user (12)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (21)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (33)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Functional & Cheap

      This is my third wireless keyboard for my "couch-PC". Overall, it's a fairly well-designed unit. The trackball is a pleasure to use and the key feel is good. I...Read complete review

      This is my third wireless keyboard for my "couch-PC". Overall, it's a fairly well-designed unit. The trackball is a pleasure to use and the key feel is good. I haven't run the original batteries out yet, after about 2 months. I do miss having a number pad, but including one would be cumbersome from a size standpoint. It's very tightly put together, which is good, as it seems like it will let in less dust/dirt/grime over time. They even included a cleaning cloth in the box, which I thought was a nice touch.

      There are a few issues. The scroll wheel is fidgety on my unit, often making accurate scrolling (and scroll-clicks) difficult or impossible. The rubber feet on the bottom of the unit will, naturally, come unglued, and two of these feet must be removed to disassemble the keyboard for cleaning, anyway. Same goes for the rubber bumpers on the sides of the keyboard, which are probably useless, anyway. The media center buttons for playback/volume control aren't well thought-out from a usability standpoint. While useful, their lack of separation/differentiation make it difficult to press the one you want without actively looking at the keyboard (having the volume controls separated and close to the trackball would have been nice).

      At the price, though, it's easy to ignore this unit's faults, and I've spent far more on other keyboards that have been less functional.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      It works okay as an HTPC keyboard

      I use this product to control my HTPC computer. Its really great having a mouse and keyboard together. The range works well across the large 12ft room. The only problem is the track-ball. ...Read complete review

      I use this product to control my HTPC computer. Its really great having a mouse and keyboard together. The range works well across the large 12ft room. The only problem is the track-ball. It seems too loose, I took the keyboard apart and loosened the screws to the circuit board for the track ball, this allowed for a tighter fit.

      I would buy this again based on all my research but will see what new products are available first.

      Reviewed by 48 customers

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      5.0

      Fits my special need!

      By Blueskygal

      from Tucson AZ

      About Me Power user

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Design
      • Great Features
      • Quiet
      • Reliable Performance
      • Small Footprint
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Control Tv
        • Professional
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel:

        I am well pleased with my new keyboard. First of all I have been a touch typist for decades and i like the "feel" of this keyboard -- keys are responsive. I bought it because of the trackball / mouse configuration. My right hand is stressed from decades of use especially mouse use. I wanted to split the duties and this keyboard lets me do it. Now my poor right hand has a rest from all that clicking! Takes a bit to get used to. Product is very sturdy and well made -- high quality with rubber sidings for grip. Function keys do what they should. As well great service! The keyboard was well packed in a large box and I was impressed with the product packaging as well. Nothing flimsy about this product -- worth the money. I am very pleased with the seller and the product came fast for the holidays at standard shipping. I did love that there was no tax and no shipping! A much better deal than any other place on the web.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        4.0

        Great Product

        By A.A.

        from Chicago

        Comments about IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel:

        So far I am pleased with this keyboard. I brought my dead computer back to life as a second machine for watching streaming video.

        The wireless keyboard is perfect for a remote. Not so small you can't type comfortably, but not so big it gets in the way. The trackball is responsive and easy to use. Having the buttons for the trackball on the other side takes a little getting used to, but makes it easier to hold on your lap.

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        5.0

        great wireless keyboard for a good price

        By jab

        from nj

        Comments about IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel:

        this keyboard is awesome. and the batteries last forever. it has a convenient setup and i have not had any problems so far

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        4.0

        Great for the living room

        By Bergie

        from Duluth, MN

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Design
        • No Junky Fingerpad
        • Small And Light

        Cons

        • No Seperate Keypad
        • Onoff Switch

        Best Uses

        • Couch surfing
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel:

        This keyboard/trackball mouse combo is excellent for sitting on the couch surfing the net on TV. The trackball and mouse buttons are pretty easy to use, and battery life seems good so far. Two setbacks to this keyboard. On/off switch on the bottom..WHY? (I think a timer shutoff would be better.) No numberpad makes some things a bit tougher, but the size very comfortable.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        4.0

        Using for HTPC Setup in Living Room

        By Weioo

        from Novi, Michigan

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Design
        • Great Features
        • Highly Compatible
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Trackball Cant Be Cleaned

        Best Uses

          Comments about IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel:

          Price: A+
          Quality: A
          Functionality: A
          Durability: C-

          Pros: Good, small size, great feel, media keys.
          Cons: Trackball is sealed in permanently, unable to clean. Once it starts sticking, there's not much you can do.

          Note: I have read many reviews on this and the only complaint is the trackball gets dirty and stops working over time. I have not tested to see if its cleanable, if the keyboard is unscrewed and disassembled a bit - might not be a big deal. I haven't had the need to clean it yet.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          4.0

          Good keyboard at a good price

          By Anything but Apple

          from Mission Viejo, CA

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Design
          • Great Features

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Htpc Keyboard
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel:

            Previously purchased for the family room HTPC. Worked out well so I purchased another for the bedroom HTPC. Great for web surfing and as a media player controller. Easy and comfortable to use, although you need the use of both hands- the right thumb controls the track ball and the left thumb controlls the right/left buttons and scroll wheel. Good RF reception at 15-20 feet and very responsive. The track ball feels a little rough but works well.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Works Great

            By Big Joe

            from Tulsa, OK

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Design
            • Great Features
            • Highly Compatible
            • Quiet
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Web Browsing

              Comments about IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel:

              Nice and compact. Works great and easy plug and play.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              works great

              By walt

              from phila pa

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Web Browsing

                Comments about IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel:

                I use it from 20 feet away from the tv and it does just what it should.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                1.0

                Not what I hoped for

                By guyfergy

                from Westminster MD

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Design
                • Great Features

                Cons

                • Unreliable Performance

                Best Uses

                • Web Browsing

                Comments about IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel:

                I use this for the computer that is dedicated to my big screen TV. The thing that I liked and bought it for is that it has the 2 mouse buttons and a track ball and the added bonus of a scroll wheel. After a week the track ball started acting up and has become useless for the most part. Don't know if this is a common problem with this or I just got a bad one.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Great MMC keyboard!

                By TannyRat

                from Clarksville, TN

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Design
                • Easy To Clean
                • Great Features
                • Highly Compatible
                • Keyboard Is Clicky
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                • Mouse Ball Not Removable

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment Center Pc
                • Presentations
                • Professional
                • Traveling
                • Web Browsing

                Comments about IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel:

                I got this keyboard originally because I needed a tiny footprint wireless keyboard for my server. Since I haven't finished building my server I decided to test the keyboard on my primary machine. I was expecting the input to be laggy and for random characters to be typed every time my neighbour's kid started playing with his RC car. Well... I was very wrong. The response is sharp, and even with my 103wpm typing, not a single character was missed. The mouse is smooth, the scroll wheel and L/R click buttons are in a great place, and no matter what is happening in the EM spectrum, the thing just keeps in going. I plugged in an old wireless keyboard, the same one that turned me away from wireless, and even though the other board was getting a haranguing by other devices, the iomega never had a single issue.

                There is one small thing I would change... The receiver that plugs into the computer is small, but it isn't low profile like most wireless devices these days. It doesn't warrant losing a star, but I am sure there are people who will use this with a laptop (I can think of a dozen situations off the top of my head) and either a receiver storage spot on the unit or a low profile receiver would be better for those taking this thing on the go.

                Additional side note: I want this keyboard with shoulder click buttons and a WASD pad where the mouse buttons are so I can play Minecraft with it. ;) that would be a great product!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                4.0

                Good remote control of laptop to TV

                By 180pilot

                from Bakersfield,CA.

                About Me Power user

                Pros

                • Highly Compatible

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel:

                    Sturdy construction, Plug and Play set up no problem with Vista Home Premium. Pointer very smooth and accurate. Read instuctions, it will shut down every 30 min. to save battery, any key to turn on... I only give it 4 stars, because when used in dark room for TV control, lighted keys would have been nice to have.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Perfect for my needs

                    By luchtm

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Design
                    • Great Features
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Web Browsing

                      Comments about IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel:

                      Works excellent right out of the box.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Fantastic

                      By Jakesteam

                      from Moore, South Carolina

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Design
                      • Great Features
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel:

                          If you are looking for a wireless keyboard this is the one. Not too big and not too small. It fits well on your lap, the trackball work well and so far I have found nothing I did not like. I use it for my laptop which sends the video to my TV so it is a perfect match. Ok, I guess I should say one negitive thing !! but most will not even know. When you click the mouse button I wish it was silent, but that is just me.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          Great HTPC keyboard

                          By j0shy81

                          from Las Vegas, NV

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Design
                          • Good range
                          • Great Features

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • HTPC
                            • Web Browsing

                            Comments about IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel:

                            This is the best solution I have found so far for a home theater PC. Works very well when used on your lap, and the trackball with scroll wheel is very easy to navigate with. I definitely recommend it.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            Great HTPC keyboard

                            By GJW

                            from Orlando, FL

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Design
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Reliable Performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel:

                                Track ball is quick and accurate; keys function as they should; comfortable to hold; excellent range; convenient size for HTPC; very satisfied.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                Great Media Center Keyboard

                                By DaveP

                                from Rochester, MN

                                About Me Casual User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable Design
                                • Great Features

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel:

                                    Range is as good as I need it to be ~10ft.
                                    Track ball is surprisingly responsive.
                                    Scroll wheel is also a big PLUS!

                                    One slight negative: Some media center functions are provided in buttons above the keyboard (this is a good thing), but some other funcitons are doubled-up with the F1-F8 keys and require the FN button be pushed to access them. It would be preferable if all of those functions were added at the top of the keyboard.

                                    That being said, great keyboard at a great price. I'm extremely happy with the purchase.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    4.0

                                    Almost great

                                    By Monte the computer geek

                                    from Boise, ID

                                    About Me Power user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable Design
                                    • Highly Compatible

                                    Cons

                                    • Trackball could be better

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Web Browsing

                                    Comments about IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel:

                                    This wireless keyboard with trackball is a very good product. It feels very comfortable in your hands and the keys are full sized and well placed. Best thing? No drivers or lousy software needed to run it. One of the first computer gadgets I've found that is TRULY plug N' play. The multimedia buttons worked with all four of the media players on my computer with no problem. The only weakness, and it is minor, is the trackball. It could be a little smoother and a little larger. There are function keys to adjust the resolution, but the ball movement is a bit rough and sometimes jerky. Other than that, it is a great device overall and certainly the best of its class that I've tried.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect for my need

                                    By Johnvids

                                    from new york

                                    About Me Casual User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable Design
                                    • Great Features

                                    Cons

                                    • Difficult To Clean

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Financial
                                    • Professional
                                    • Web Browsing

                                    Comments about IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel:

                                    imagine your pc connected to your big tv in the family room, you doing your email, facebook, tweeter, YouTube, online shopping, watch movies, etc. While seating on your recliner and using this keyboard comfortably.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    5.0

                                    2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Tr

                                    By Al

                                    from PA

                                    About Me Casual User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable Design
                                    • Highly Compatible
                                    • Reliable Performance

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Gaming
                                      • Web Browsing

                                      Comments about IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel:

                                      We purchased this for our 4 year old son as we thought that it would be easier for him to use than a separate keyboard & nouse. He loves it! The trackball and keys are the perfect size for him. I have used it a few times with our home theater and it works great from 10' away on our living room sofa. Great product, especially for the price I paid.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • PC

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                                      3.0

                                      Great product, questionable execution

                                      By TxTaxMan

                                      from Houston, TX

                                      About Me Casual User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable Design
                                      • Easy To Clean
                                      • Great Features
                                      • Highly Compatible

                                      Cons

                                      • Unreliable Performance

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Web Browsing

                                      Comments about IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel:

                                      I love this keyboard's design - it is a perfect keyboard for the couch. However, it seems to be of poor quality. I've purchased 2 of these keyboards - the SHIFT keys stopped working on the first one. The trackball doesn't work perfectly. And the advertised range of 33 feet is overly optimistic.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • PC

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