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It Finally Arrived!

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Well, believe it or not, I finally received my Logitech diNovo Media Desktop (keyboard and mouse)!!! I have to say, it’s pretty darned cool – looks totally awesome and works a treat.

On the suggestion of a couple of reviews I’d read around the place, I didn’t bother installing the Logitech Media Desktop, which looked like a bit of a joke, and I skipped using MusicMatch Jukebox because I’d rather use WinAmp, but I suppose I can live with Windows Media Player (so that I can use the Media Pad to control playback etc).

So – the installation you ask? Well, it wasn’t too bad, but I did get a bit frustrated because at the end of the process (I actually did install MusicMatch, but then removed it again), the installation of MusicMatch, which is supposed to be completely integrated… crashed. Nothing nasty like a BSOD, it just sat there for an inordinate amount of time, until I called in the friendly neighbourhood Task Manager and politely asked the installer to leave. On top of that, it doesn’t currently appear to want to uninstall cleanly, so I might actually have to run the install again, just so that I can get it to install properly… so that I can uninstall it. The irony.

Apart from that – it’s a very cool combination, and so far I’m liking it. I think the control of Media Player from both the Media Pad and keyboard (they both have the media wheel thing) is awesome, and the display of current playing details on the Media Pad is a very nice touch. It’s also pretty cool that you can hit a button and turn it into a navigation pad (Windows key, arrows etc) or a stand-alone calculator, but they are just extras given the package you’re getting already.

Now I just have to wonder if there’s anyone out there snooping every letter I type?…

Written by Beau Lebens

March 30th, 2004 at 4:00 pm

Bluetooth Logitech diNovo Coming Soon

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Logitech's diNovo Bluetooth Keyboard (+ MediPad) [Picture stolen from OverClockers Review!]
Looks like next week some time, I should have one of these bad-boys to go along with a new PC. This keyboard is a pretty cool-looking thing, and it’s bluetooth to boot 🙂 It comes with a mouse (also bluetooth), to provide a complete wireless desktop.

The best review I have found of it is this one at OverClockers.com.au. Sounds pretty impressive, even if it does mean that I’ll probably have to use Windows Media Player to control all my audio files etc – oh well.

One of the coolest things that I’m looking forward to using is the MediaPad, which acts like a remote for your computer, allowing you to control media playback, get email alerts and even MSN Messenger notifications. That should be interesting to try out.

I wonder how ‘stumble-able’ the signals between the keyboard, MediaPad, mouse and base-station are?… security problem?

Written by Beau Lebens

February 11th, 2004 at 4:00 pm