"The left mouse click paint was peeling off. I rubbed the right click button and to my surprised, the paint started to peel off there too. This is when I should have known this was a cheaply made product, but decided to keep it. After weeks of using it, I was somewhat satisfied with it although it had some major limitation. Such as range, durability, feel, and performance. I can't be more than maybe 8 feet away from the USB receiver. The remote including all buttons are made of cheap plastic. The backlit buttons are poorly illuminated (looks like one tiny led bulb is placed in the center which causes the keys around the corner to be poorly illuminated). Typing with the keyboard is a nightmare. The feeling is all wrong and often I find keys duplicating at least 10 times although pushed once."
"The N5902 is an excellent item if you are using Windows XP through Windows 7. The function keys are very handy. Data input is best for people with small thumbs. The single scroll bar takes some getting used to but then is fine. Bluetooth is stable and reliable, unlike the old infrared connections. Unfortunately, Microsoft changed all the rules with Win 8, which begs for a touchscreen remote. N5902 cannot grab an app at the top and drag it all the way to the bottom to close. The mouse pad is too small. It can't easily zoom in and out like a touchscreen. It just doesn't have the functions and flexibility needed to control Win 8 properly."
Review 4 for Lenovo Enhanced Multimedia Remote with backlit keyboard N5902
Location:New York, NY
Owned Product:1-6 months
Worth buying ... but has limitations
Date:July 21, 2012
"I have had this for a few months now ... and really like it. If you can buy it on sale. I would definitely say, 'buy it'. Otherwise, wait for the next model. Since, it does have some problems.
The mouse is lame. If you go into your computers settings, you can adjust the cursor to be more, or less, sensitive. If you make it more sensitive, so you can move across the screen in one swipe ... then it is not precise (e.g. easily check a box). If you slow it to be precise ... then it takes numerous swipes to get the cursor across the screen. Be prepared to get a lot of thumb exercise!
The back lit panel is nice ... but not nearly bright enough to be useful. In a dim lit room, you barely can tell it is on. If I planned to use it in a pitch black room, it would be great ... but since I always use it with a monitor/TV, it is only helpful when the monitor/TV screen is very dark. I find it helpful about 5% of the time. I use rechargeable AA's, and would rather replace them more often, to get it much brighter!
It misses 10% of key strokes. I have given up using it to enter passwords ... and even though I am 6 feet from its dongle; if there is anything in the way (e.g. my knee), then 20% of the time it temporarily drops the connection.
As I wrote this ... I realized it sounds like I hate it. I do not. It has replaced my mouse, and I now only use my keyboard to enter passwords, or write long thoughts; like this review ... If Lenovo makes the changes I suggest. I could also get rid of my keyboard, and flashlight."
Review 5 for Lenovo Enhanced Multimedia Remote with backlit keyboard N5902
Owned Product:Less than a week
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional
Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo
Nice product, could be improved
Date:July 13, 2012
Pros: Software compatibility
"If I had to choose a few things to improve with this keyboard, first I would say that it needs a much better mouse function. Why wouldnt they use their red trackpoint as the mouse? The sensor doesnt pick up smooth tracking and is very jumpy to use. Second I would change the keyboard layout slightly. Mainly the bottom row of keys, they are shifted too far to the left and causes many typos compared to a normal layout where the bottom row is shifted to the right almost a full key. All around I like the product, for the price it was worth it. But if this product cost any more I would have to say I would return it and just buy a wireless keyboard. Also, if I were to suggest a redesign of the joystick type mouse handle, I would say to utilize a similar design to a N64 center joystick. Even using a similar directional stick would be a very nice addition. Looking forward to what could be redesigned on an N5903 model."
Review 6 for Lenovo Enhanced Multimedia Remote with backlit keyboard N5902
difficult to use when using the mice sensor.
Date:June 18, 2012
"I've used the N5901 for over a year now and decided to pickup the upgraded N5902 for use. Read the feature and love the backlit Keyboard and scroll sensor.
But when in use, the most difficult control is the mouse sensor. Compare to the old version where as it was a ball, it was intuitive to use. But this model uses a flat touch sensor with very limited sensor area.
From the beginning when I touch the sensor, I found it very difficult to move or control the pointer in all direction. Especially in small step. I would have to re-position, or repeat my thumb movement to achieved a movement.
Comparing to the old module, I did not have so much difficulty when in use. Control was effortless.
Overall, I'm very disappointed due to the mice control. Very difficult to use. Its was nice to see new technology to be implemented, but when it become impractical it became useless.
So I decided to returned it back to store and continue using the old model effortless."
Review 7 for Lenovo Enhanced Multimedia Remote with backlit keyboard N5902
Date:June 1, 2012
"I have owned a media PC for about 6 years and at one point owned the old Lenovo remote and didn't like it. The left/right click buttons were in the way and I wasn't stoked on the old track ball. Also I needed a backlit keyboard. The new click buttons as well as the backlit keyboard sold me on this. I love the scroll feature as well. I just started using this today and have to say I'm pretty happy with it and it's my new Media PC remote. I have another media PC upstairs and will probably replace my Logitech DiNovo Mini with this remote as well. The full qwerty keyboard makes a huge difference and the DiNovo doesn't have that. It's not as easy to operate compared to a qwerty. I would like to see a larger track ball now that it's actually a touch pad and that would bring it to 5 stars. Another thing I'd like to see is a re-chargable battery on board but it's not a big deal. I'll just buy a 4 pack of re-chargable batteries and switch them out. All in all this is a good remote that would recommend to friends."