Date: December 29th, 2005
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
Volume control buttons are on the right. The top button increases audio volume, the bottom button decreases it and a mute button has been placed between them.
At the bottom-right of the main keyboard are the media application controls. Press button A to launch the default media application. Pressing B stops play while D is the play/pause function. Pressing C allows the user to navigate between tracks. As we'll see a little later, audio and media controls are duplicated on the MediaPad.
The bottom of the keyboard features flip-out feet to raise the rear of the keyboard, should the user wish to do so. A red connect button and battery door are also provided here.
Along with the aforementioned audio/media buttons, the MediaPad has many other unusual features. Most notable is probably the LCD screen that displays media information, E-mail and instant messenger alerts, and acts as a display for the calculator and remote control functions.
The display is not backlit, but easy to read, given sufficient ambient light. Three buttons just below the display give access to numeric functions, remote navigation and calculator modes. It can also display the time, which the MediaPad receives via its Bluetooth connection from the PC.
Like the matching keyboard, the MediaPad has a very thin cross-section. The bottom has a connect button and battery door, but lacks any feet to adjust tilt.