Logitech diNovo Mini

Kinda cute but kinda pricy.

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Like many of you would-be home entertainment masters, I was in the market for a be-all-and-end-all HTPC super remote, which would hopefully end the painfully obtrusive and aesthetically unpleasing need for using the tried and true, but decidedly uncool keyboard/mouse combo.
We’ll it’s been well over a year since getting my greedy little hands on one of Logitech’s diNovo minis- a device which I’ve used on a daily basis since the time it was purchased. I feel I am now more than qualified to express my heartfelt feelings that, without hesitation, I very much regret my purchase.
This device has been nothing short of disappointing since the moment it was purchased. Sure, it’s great when it works. But therein lies the problem- it regularly fails to do the one thing you need it to do most… work. As somewhat of a self-taught computer genius, I will state for the record that this is not a PC, battery, human, interference problem; it is solely the unfortunate consequence of a badly made product.
I would estimate that, on average this device needs to be manually ‘synched’ (by simultaneously holding down the Bluetooth connect buttons on both the device and receiver), maybe 2 -3 times per week. Those of you familiar with the intricacies of designing a home entertainment centre around the notion of seamless integration of electronics equipment with out-of-the-way storage spaces, may be sympathetic to the awkwardness of constantly disassembling furniture arrangements to access the (badly designed, outward sticking) UBS receiver. This, in my humble opinion, far outweighs any positives that the diNovo mini has going for it.
As someone who has a habit of ignoring bad reviews, comfortably embracing deniability for a product I want (need!), I write this review in the hopes that you will listen. You have only to search around for other reviews from people who have taken their precious time to express their own concerns over Logitech’s ineptitude. I have nothing against Logitech personally, but I will call a duck a duck. So to you, potential buyer, I say this: It’s not worth it man! In more ways than one. I am telling you this as your future self.

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