To put the size into perspective, here’s the VisionTek CandyBoard Mini Wing Keyboard and the remote control to my DVR. The VisionTek CandyBoard Mini Wing Keyboard measures in a six inches in length.
While I was using the VisionTek CandyBoard Mini Wing Keyboard I tend to use it with my thumbs, similar to the way I text on my cell phone. The keyboard was easy to use and did what I asked it to. I got about a week and 1/2 with mixed usage. Battery life is extended as the keyboard will sleep when it hasn’t been used for a while. One thing that I noticed, and for some unknown reason, when I started using the VisionTek CandyBoard Mini Wing Keyboard I tried to control the mouse with both thumbs at the same time. It didn’t take long to get over that. The shape of the keyboard and the split layout make the VisionTek CandyBoard Mini Wing Keyboard comfortable to use, however I doubt anyone is going to be writing a novel on it. The touchpad was accurate with my touches and navigation. Switching between vertical and horizontal orientation is not automatic, the Fn key + F7 are used to change the orientation and vertical orientation is only one way. The directions are correct when the ESC key is at the bottom in the vertical orientation. I tested the VisionTek CandyBoard Mini Wing Keyboard with my HTPC and I was able to get around in the system as well as type fairly accurate. In my living room at least the VisionTek CandyBoard Mini Wing Keyboard is a welcome addition as it kicks the full size keyboard and separate mouse to the curb. MSRP on the VisionTek CandyBoard Mini Wing Keyboard is about $40.00 from various online vendors.