Koribo Wireless Keyboard Roundup ReviewnVidia_Freak - March 21, 2011
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Ah!, finally we take a look at the Mini. Packaging is sparse, but there is some air and cardboard cushioning to protect the sides. Along with the Mini are two, standard 1.5V alkaline AA batteries, and a small USB wireless receiver. This receiver does not have any LEDs or buttons, unlike the other two.
As you may have guessed from the first photo where the scale of the Mini is obvious, the Mini is a rather small keyboard. In fact, it's about the same size as a gamepad. As such, the keys are very, very, very...very small; smaller than the number keys on most cellphones. I imagine the Mini will be a pain to type with. Because of the space constraint of the Mini, some the hotkeys are not so much hotkeys as they are function keys. The top row of number keys when used in conjunction with the orange 'Fn' key can be used to access various folders and programs, such as opening your video folder or movie player.
If you've paid close attention to detail, you might have noticed that neither the Leira or Vivar have numlock, capslock, or scroll lock indicators, therefore, a curiosity of the Mini is the addition of a caps lock indicator that also doubles as the battery indicator. Why the smallest keyboard of the three is the only one to receive this distinction I cannot tell. On the right side of the Mini is a small joystick that presumably acts as the mouse. The joystick also spins in place, perhaps as a scroll wheel. Out front there are two bumper buttons that seem obvious, to me, to act as the mouse buttons. On back there are several things. Unlike the Leira and Vivar, likely due to space constraints again, each side of the Mini houses one battery. There is also another uniqueness to the Mini, a clearly labeled power switch. This is particularly useful since the Mini does not come with rechargeable batteries and so the obvious ability to turn it off will help to extend their lives. As with the Leira and Vivar, the Mini also has a synchronizing button, and like the Vivar, has a small spot to store the USB receiver.