Published on February 14th,2010 at 8:38 PM
By >Daimaou - G.G-B

[Review] EFO Wireless Keyboard… Cheap, simple, but works like hell!

You know what sucks? Well, when you find out that your fancy HTPC wireless Mouse & Keyboard combo that just cost you 149 USD is basically put to shame by your average Chinese no name one, and for 100 bucks cheaper too!

Yep EFO’s wireless Keyboard simply just kick-ass and even perform better than my crappy Logitech diNovo Mini that often does not work correctly and force me to remove the main battery once a week, where some letters stop working correctly after 2 month, and where the track pad seems to have a mind of its own.

Now sure, EFO’s wireless Keyboard is far as sexy as Logitech’s one, but for 4o bucks what can you expect? Now if you can put aside looks and just need something that simply does what it advertises, well, the EFO Wireless Keyboard is you answer.

With a straight forward design, our squarish HTPC remote, features a touchpad like you would find on most cheap PCs, a left and right mouse keys, a fully QWERTY keyboard and directional arrows.
Ultra slim (10mm) our keyboard has a mini USB port that will let you recharge its internal battery, but just plug its USB dongle to your PC, Mac, Linux Box, PS3 and X360 (Did not try yet the Wii) and “Voila” your done.

I have been using this baby since a month now and I really do not regret it… My fancy Logitech diNovo Mini back in its drawer, I now enjoy navigating through Hulu Desktop (PC/MAC) with this new EFO keyboard, Windows Media Center 7 and well quickly type email or URL from my Sofa.

Things are of course no always perfect and I would love to get an Apple Key on this keyboard (or command key) to be fully compatible with my Mac Mini, a faster touchpad, but for 40$ really, this EFO beat the hell out the expensive Logitech diNovo Mini.

Oh and I forget… No drivers are needed, this little wonder is just Plug & Play!

Category Review Peripherals
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  • xnnc

    You mean Logicool eheh 😉
    Do not have the use yet, but good review, will think twice before buying one.

  • Pozzy

    I was considering purchasing one of these back in Canada but saw the price and realized that I was about to spend $200 (CDN) at Future Shop for nothing more than a little wireless keyboard that happened to have a small touch-pad. Time to walk around Akihabara and find one of these in a discount bin!

  • Sniuk

    Great 😀 That’s just what I was looking for. I just ordered one for my Wii (it says on their website that is supported , as it is only plug-and-play.)
    Thanks for the review 😉

  • Alex Hamilton

    Ha! Cool. I wish there were more ‘mini keypads’ available.
    I have a HTC Touch HD and the screen touchpad drives me nuts 🙁

    Appreciate the review – I’m off to have a closer look!

  • Sniuk

    Just received it today (quite quick, 5 days only from HK to UK :O)
    Did try it on the Wii, and I thought that wasn’t working at first, because on the “email” feature that the wii has, didn’t work at all. But then, with Opera explorer surfing internet, and the online chat on the wii game Monster Hunter Trii , did works great 😀
    Quite happy with it. The only thing is that the keys are a bit tough, so is hard to type at first, but still very good.
    Tried it on the PC as well, and the touchpad as well as the keyboard itself works good :D(just don’t know how to switch the keyboard input metoth from spanish-japanese-korean …but well ^^u, is not mean to be a keyboard for chatting hehe)

    • daimaou

      That’s an excellent news !

  • mimi

    Does the touchpad had the feature “Two finger trackpad scrolling” to scroll vertically or horizontally a page?

    • HektikLyfe

      I know this is a bit late and you’ve probably already purchased yours but since no one else has replied to you I will. It appears as if a new version DOES support multi-touch.

  • WareWolf

    I wish there was a inexpensive programmable keyboard in mass-production. It would be very handy to be able to program some macro’s into this simple keypad/keyboard. I use the side keys on my Logitech G11 keyboard for this, but others would benefit from this functionality in a simple USB device. The logitech software for this is functional, but a bit buggy. Gamers could use it for games that use keyboard functions alot, too. This would be a $20 item.



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