A Logitech Dinovo Mini that works on Macs

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Sesshi, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. Sesshi macrumors G3

    Sesshi

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    I'm looking for a compact all-in-one 'off the table' mousing and keyboarding solution like the Dinovo Mini. I'm looking for functional transport, volume, etc controls as well as regular QWERTY keyboard for web browsing.

    It's for a basic currently Mac user who I think is a little technoilliterate for Vista Media Center. I know that a Windows keyboard on a Mac will confuse her as well, so I need Mac legends. Any suggestions?

    Because if there are none, then I'm going with Media Center, a Harmony (for everything else) and a Dinovo Mini.
     
  2. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Apparently, your solution is the DiNovo mini. There's a video on YouTube showing a guy using the DiNovo mini with his Mac mini.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=0oqjXemKDFY

    Also, someone in the Amazon page for the DiNovo mini mentions that the "left-windows" key acts as the Macintosh Command key.

    So it seems as if it's supported, just not officially. The guy in the video has Leopard.

    ft
     
  3. Sesshi thread starter macrumors G3

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    Oh, I'm absolutely aware you can klutz it. I have one. That is not what I'm looking for as it's not fully functional.
     
  4. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Just curious, but what exactly is not fully functional? This is the keyboard that I'm looking for the HTMac.
     
  5. Sesshi thread starter macrumors G3

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    The extended controls, i.e. the non-qwerty items. Also the person I have in mind would be confused viz-a-viz the Windows keys. If that doesn't bother you then it is probably the best bet that I know of for a compact HTMac (as much of a compromise that is over Windows) keyboard. I'm hoping for my use in the posted situation however that there is one I don't know about.

    I ought to mention that like the Microsoft equivalent (sorta, their keyboard is full-sized) the touchpad is not exactly standard laptop usable so don't expect to be mousing all over the place - it is strictly a 'get by' item as an adjunct to mainly key-based navigation of your HTPC. This is doubly so when trying to use it with the Mac as the standard HID controls doesn't provide enough speed / acceleration control over the pointer in comparison to Windows driver functionality. If you just want a wireless keyboard with an integrated touchpad, the Keysonic ACK-540RF (also Windows-only key layout) is a good bet. I use that with my UMPC's when docked.
     

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