Originally Posted by vi3tl23n3gad3
How's the touch pad working out for you? I've been looking for this solution for a long time. Thank you!
Its pretty functional, but there's little things that remind you its a workaround.
Some times you'll want to click on a button in FireOS, but they've wired it up to respond to Enter and not an OnClick. An example is the onscreen keyboard that pops up even though a keyboard is active (unlike stock Android) - the typing on the Favi works but then you have to click the Done/Next (changes names) button at bottom right and it doesn't respond to OnClick. So you end up arrowing over to it to press Enter.
The other aannoyance I've had is with apps designed for touch/tablet that are sideloaded, and use long scrolling pages of images. Some of the tv network apps are this way. It means moving the cursor to the bottom of the screen, holding down the click button and then dragging up before releasing the click button. You can't easily fling the page into scrolling faster.
I have had good success with Xfinity TV Go and TiVo streaming apps.
As for the Favi specifically, it has some Android specific buttons and is compact which is good (Home and Back are used a lot). It uses mini (not micro) USB to charge which is annoying. The touchpad area is small so its a compromise on portability vs ease of use. And the touchpad responsiveness is just average, certainly doesn't compare to a MacBook touchpad. I purchased a refurbished one for half off msrp,and haven't tried other options - so it'd be hard to compare.