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Pros great for playing PC games on TV while sitting on couch. Sturdy design, amazing customer service from manufacturer.
Cons Wireless range is a bit short.
Summary After much research on a good solution to playing keyboard-required games via the Onlive micro-console on my TV while sitting on my couch, I decided to purchase the Phantom Lapboard. It is a pretty high quality feeling keyboard/mouse setup and works great. When the keyboard is folded upward, it is very sturdy and easily allows you to use the mouse as well while it is sitting on your lap.
I have only tried using it with the Onlive Micro-console, but setup was super easy. All you have to do is plug in the USB dongle, pair the keyboard and mouse up to it, and that was it. The only real complaint I have is the wireless range seems a bit short. I ended up buying a USB extension cord so the dongle was sitting closer to the keyboard, and that fixed the problem.
My original order had a minor defect. I contacted the manufacturer directly about getting it fixed. They sent me out a brand new part, free of charge, and were very friendly and quick to respond via email.
Summary Took a chance on this when it hit almost half price, and even at that, its a terrible product. I bought it to game a bit on the couch which is 7 feet from my pc, hooked up to my big screen. Big mistake. Mouse movement was terrible, keep jerking all over the place. I followed the instructions to change the channels, over and over and over again. At one point i put the usb adapter on a 10 foot extension and had it SITTING on my lap with the board. It help A BIT. But kinda defeats the purpose of wireless if you need a wire coming over to your lap. Also i removed the usb part twice, and its already coming apart, insides are loose, and i can hear something moving inside when i shake it a bit. Terrible. The mouse does not feel comfortable, the keyboard, when you angle it, has a hard edge where you would rest the bottom part of your hand, will not be comfortable at all for over 5 minutes. Over all terrible design, terrible construction, terrible functionality. I've seen $29 combos work better then this thing. Absolute junk, do not buy.
Summary So far I'm not impressed with this one. I may have received a lemon so I'm reserving my judgment. I'm waiting on a repacement. The one I had worked okay with the keyboard but the mouse was all over the place. The light on the usb adapter was flashing on and off (terrible connectivity). I first found this at being 7 feet away but then tried sitting right infront of the usb adapter and still had the same results. I also tried it on another computer and same thing. If that wasn't enough, the scroll on the mouse drove the whole mouse crazy. Scrolling it would cause involuntary right-clicking.
Introducing the Phantom Lapboard; an innovative portable wireless multimedia keyboard created for the Internet TV revolution. Be on the inside track and get one today...
"The Phantom Lapboard is one of those fabled legends of the gadget world, a keyboard and mouse that you can use comfortably on a couch." - Gizmodo
The Phantom Wireless Lapboard and The Phantom Wireless Laser Mouse together are a combination wireless keyboard and mouse where the keyboard opens to a hard mousing surface at adjustable rotating angles, that enables users to work or play from a couch, easy chair or any comfortable setting for Internet TV, IPTV Set-Top Box, HTPC or Gaming.
The Phantom Lapboard is the only wireless computer peripheral which allows the consumer to use a "mobile desktop"; the hardware combination is designed to allow full control of the keyboard and mouse without the need to be sitting upright at a desk. The Phantom Lapboard includes wireless technology, ergonomic design, one-touch features, and a wireless high definition 1200 dpi laser mouse. In addition, the Phantom Lapboard also rotates for left and right handed users and inclines up to a 22 degree angle with a hard surface support for the Phantom mouse that is designed for Internet TV, IPTV Set-Top Box, game-specific and business software applications on PC, Mac, PS3, Boxee and other Google TV platforms.
With the Internet TV revolution launching this year, the Phantom Lapboard provides consumers with the ability to use this exciting new technology to its fullest potential, not being docked to a table, trackball or touch pad. Consumers can easily utilize all the features of the new Internet TV user interface, which will now marry the television and the internet, from the couch or bed using the Phantom Lapboard.
"We at Phantom Entertainment have believed for years that the set-top box would become the primary entry portal for content from TV, internet, games, movies, music and email. The Phantom Lapboard now fills that need for the consumer to interact with the new user interface and enjoy
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