"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."
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Review 4 for Lenovo Multimedia Remote w/ 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."