PS3 Logitech Cordless Mediaboard Pro Review – Bluetooth Keyboard For PS3

It works quite well actually. Very easy to pair with the PS3, and it stays synced. I even turned it on while in CoD4 to type some names for my custom classes, since they mysteriously disappeared again … found it after 1 or 2 seconds, very quick.

I’m much more willing to send and reply to messages in the XMB now. The built in mouse pad works well too. On the far right there is a scroll sensor, very easy to browse web pages now. You can actually use the mouse pad to navigate the XMB too. You can tap the mouse pad to click on links in web browsers, or even to select things in the XMB.

Now on the Linux side, I found some instructions for getting it synced and it worked, mouse pad and all. But I accidentally hit the reset button on the back which is very easy to do if you grab it just right. So it lost connection to Linux, I had to repair it. Since then I have put some tape over the reset button, lol. Problem solved.

One thing that bugged me though: When booting into Linux you have to hit enter to start the booting process, but at that point it doesn’t see the bluetooth keyboard. So I have to hook up a usb keyboard just to hit enter! Then I can use the bluetooth keyboard to log in. There maybe a way to sync the bluetooth keyboard so I don’t have to usb keyboard just to hit enter once! Hitting enter doesn’t bug me. It’s that I need a USB keyboard just to do that.

Side note on Linux, PS3 firmware 2.10 broke the wireless in Linux. Please Sony correct this or let us Linux users how to fix it.

It has some keys marked on the keyboard as x, circle, triangle and square. But it has no start or select button. I wish it had dedicated PlayStation buttons but not a huge deal. There are some media playback buttons at the top: reverse, play, forward, and BD/DVD Menu. But if I was watching a movie I’d rather use the actual PS3 remote control. But it’s nice it’s built into this keyboard.

Out of curiosity I tried this keyboard with my iMac and it works.You can also use a mouse in addition to this keyboard with the PS3 /Linux / or iMac. I don’t have UT3, so I can’t test if it works playing PS3 games.

Overall I really like it, matches the look of the PS3 well. Typing and using the mouse feel good. It’s lightweight, does feel a little cheap. Not to pricey, I got it for $ 61. If I had to rate it, I’d give it a 8.9 of 10.

User reviewLogan – Overall I really like it- matches the look of the PS3 well. Typing and using the mouse feel good. It’s lightweight, does feel a little cheap though.

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As more and more companies are trying to control their costs, conference calling has become an integral part of the business world. There was a time when conferences meant a person had to travel long distances and stays in dreary hotels which meant they would be unavailable for days. They were tiring and very expensive affairs.

As conference calling became popular, more and more companies saw the benefits of not having to spend so much money on travelling-related expenses for their personnel. They also realized that conferencing saved a lot of time which can be used more productively. Companies can now meet or confer with their staff either by audio, video or web-based conferencing.

To make a call conferencing more productive, there are some things that need to be considered:

Planning

A conference call is more successful if it is planned. There must be a list of who are the required participants. The agenda also needs to be mapped out. Unnecessary discussions waste time. Any memos, notes or documents that need to be disseminated to participants must be made available ahead of time to avoid any problems. Any presentations that need to be made should be checked ahead of time so that any problems with equipment and slides can be rectified. All emails or invitations to join the calls should be sent to the right people. There is nothing more frustrating than sending an email to the wrong person and having that wrong person join the conference call.

Time

It is important that the call starts and ends on time. Participants need to make themselves available a few minutes before schedule to ensure no one is tardy. It is also best, if there is more than one person to lead a discussion that the person is informed ahead of time how long he or she can speak. Any Q&A must be time-bound to avoid wasting time. If food needs to be served, especially if the conference is a long one, the food must not be too distracting.

Respect

When someone is speaking, the others need to listen and avoid talking amongst themselves during the call. This saves a lot of time as matters need not be unnecessarily repeated. It is also necessary for participants, who are about to speak, to introduce themselves if there are participants who are joining only via audio.

Notes

There must always be someone assigned to take notes as it is impossible to remember everything that has been discussed in the conference. Recording the session is good but what if something goes wrong with the recording equipment?

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