Every once in a while, a product comes out of nowhere and captures people's imagination. Our Lenovo Mini Wireless Keyboard (N5901), released last year, was one such product--and we sold a lot of them. Heck, I even bought a couple to put under the tree when my kids fell in love with the sample I brought home. We got lots of feedback, too. Our fans and followers on Lenovo Blogs, Facebook and YouTube all gave us insights and ideas for the follow-up product.
One request was nearly universal, so let's get that out of the way first. Yes, the new Lenovo Multimedia Remote with Keyboard (N5902) has a backlit keyboard. I like the fact that it lights just enough--it isn't trying so hard that it's distracting, and there isn't a lot of light bleeding around the keys. I think it looks great and I hope you agree. Even the picture below makes it look brighter than it is.
Of course, we didn't stop there. The trackball is gone, now replaced by something very similar to the optical trackpoint in our new ThinkPad Tablet Portfolio case. On the N5902, your finger moves like it would for a trackball but there are no moving parts. There is also a slight ridge down the center that give you up/down scrolling, which works smoothly and naturally. The mouse buttons are now separate and incorporated into a sleek silver band that surrounds the keyboard itself.
It all comes in a package that is sophisticated and looks like it would belong anywhere from a den to a classroom or a boardroom. We're pretty excited about it, and looking forward to seeing how it performs on stage. Check it out and give us your review! --Lee Highsmith