The Genius We Didn't Know
Genius has been around since 1985 and it's a brand promoted by its parent company, KYE Systems Corp. Most of us would remember owning a Genius mouse or keyboard at one time or another and we have to say that some of us do have very fond memories of Genius as it was one of the brands that we 'grew' up with. Although most of us would have remembered the brand, Genius quickly faded as other brands emerged in the market and quickly overtook Genius' popularity. Today, power users would always want to go for the best input devices they can find in the market and it's always certain that they would normally go for either Microsoft or Logitech - without fail. Sadly, Genius faded from this region and their stature was reduced to being cheap and uninspiring.
However, most of us didn't know that Genius is no longer a manufacturer of cheesy looking input devices but they have grown to be a rather respectable designer and manufacturer of modern-looking input devices. In fact, they do not only carry input devices but a whole slew of products from ranging from wireless networking devices to digital cameras (they had motherboards at one time too).
Recently, they sent us their new Wireless TwinTouch Optical Office keyboard/mouse combo for review. While we were rather skeptical at their built and quality (it has been a while since we looked at a Genius product), we still took it for a ride and boy, we were quite pleasantly surprised. In this review, we will talk about the features of this wireless keyboard/mouse combo as well as its usability and design.
The Genius Wireless Office keyboard.
The Genius Wireless Optical Mouse.
Before we go on, let's check out the technical specifications of this product below.
Genius Wireless Optical Office Kit Technical Specifications
||Two AA sized batteries (a pair each for keyboard and mouse)
||RF (radio frequency) at 27MHz
Standard 104 keys Windows-compatible keyboard
21 hot keys
One scroll wheel
800dpi optical sensor
Five programmable buttons
Microsoft Windows XP, Me, 2000, 98
Macintosh OS 8.6 or higher