Price: $27 | From: eBay
Remote-controlling your mini PC is something there are multiple ways to achieve. One standalone method is to use a 2.4GHz wireless keyboard. We looked at the Logitech K700 and while it does the job it’s better suited as a proper desktop keyboard. If you’re considering something more for the lounge room this Measy RC11 is commonly bundled with the MK802 on eBay for around $75. We picked up ours on its own for under $30.
Setup is as simple as you can get: plug the 2.4GHz receiver USB dongle into the MK802’s USB port (either direct or via a hub) whack three fresh AAA batteries into the Fly Mouse boot up your MK802 and away it goes. You’ll find the USB receiver dongle tucked inside the battery compartment. There are two versions of this mouse: this RC11 which is split into a two-hander control or the RC12 which is more a mini version of the Logitech K700. The difference here is the built-in accelerometer that allows you to move the mouse by just holding the RC11 pressing the centre Android button and waving it in the air. The keyboard itself uses stiff microswitches that while functional aren’t speedy to use. Still it does the job for a reasonable price.
Pros : Uses AAA batteries 2.4GHz receiver included.
Cons : Keyboard keys aren’t much more than membrane buttons.
Rating : 7 out of 10.