Who will be victorious? Points or clenches?
This keyboard arrived today (which surprised me considering I ordered it yesterday from eBuyer with free delivery) and so far I'm impressed. I was concerned the build quality was going to be terrible and it was going to be awful to use.
For £8 it's brilliant. I popped in two AAA batteries (not supplied) and inserted the tiny receiver into the Mac Mini. The Mac identified it immediately and it was up and running.
I think it's been made deliberately heavy so it stays put and doesn't wander around the desk. I've yet to try it with the Raspberry Pi and XBMC but I have no reason to think that it won't work. The keyboard is small enough that I can plug and play between the Mac and the Pi, and also take it on holiday without taking up vital boot space. Plus it hasn't burst into flames like the Air Mouse nearly did. I've read reviews of the Air Mouse and punters seem generally happy with it. Mine must have been a very unlikely occurrence.
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It arrived today but when I installed three AAA batteries it practically caught fire! I've returned it to the eBay seller, who was very good about it. I've ordered this from eBuyer to replace it.
I figured I don't need a track pad to use XBMC and I should also be able to use this with the Mac Mini!
I'm off on holiday in a few weeks and I thought I'd take my Raspberry Pi along. Chances are the cottage we're staying in will have a TV with a HDMI port so I thought it would be nice to at least have the option of watching some videos via XBMC.
Normally I use the iPhone app to control XBMC but as far as I know there's no router at the cottage so I need a direct solution. The RC12 serves as both a keyboard and trackpad and connects wirelessly to a USB dongle plugged into the Raspberry Pi.
I ordered it on eBay yesterday so when it arrives I'll give it a full review.
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