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logitech-tk820-mid.jpgLogitech's latest wireless keyboard, the Logitech Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820, is looking to save you some desk space as well as shelter you from the horrors of tangled cabling by including a large, integrated touchpad to the right handside of the keys.

Much like an oversized laptop trackpad (or, indeed, an Apple Magic Trackpad fused with a keyboard), the finger-friendly pad measures 4.17 x 4.17 inches, and supports the full range of four-finger Windows 8 gestures. No Mac version is available at present.
Connecting to your computer over the 2.4GHz channel with a pint-sized USB receiver, it however requires a hefty 4 AA batteries to be powered. Investing in some rechargeables to go alongside it wouldn't be a bad idea.

"We created the Logitech Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820 to combine everything you need to control and navigate your computer in one sleek keyboard," said Charlotte Johs, Logitech global vice president of brand development and portfolio for PC accessories.

"This keyboard offers an innovative way to navigate, letting you type, touch and swipe with a single device."

The Logitech Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820 should be in U.S stores now, and will hit the UK and Europe in September priced of £89.99.

steel-series-apex.pngIf you're a PC gamer playing at the top level, every micro-second of lag between your button presses and the input being registered by the game can make the difference between victory and defeat. PC gaming accessory manufacturers SteelSeries know this all too well, and have put together the Apex keyboard, which they claim is the world's fastest gaming keyboard.

Though dubiously not revealing the exact response time for the keyboard in its release, the Apex's low profile keys should make weaving through corridors and hitting RTS shortcuts speedily simple. Two small bumps on the W key makes jumping around the keyboard and back to the most oft-used movement keys intuitive too.

A larger than average space bar should also make navigating and hitting important keys easier, while twenty-two macro keys allow for complex commands to be programmed to a single button press.

Those looking to look snazzy at their next LAN tournament can also take advantage of the Apex's 16.8 million different backlight colour profiles, which can be tweaked over 8 levels of illumination intensity in 5 discrete zones.

Priced at £67.99, pick up the Apex here.

Logitech-K750-review-2.JPGreview-line.JPGName: Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac

Type: Wireless keyboard

Specifications: Click here for full specs

Price as reviewed: £53.99 From Amazon

An eco-friendly keyboard for Mac that also saves you the hassle of wires and batteries? Too good to be true? Read on to find out in our full review of the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac.

If there's two things I hate in the world of tech, it's wires and batteries. The former seem to have a life of their own, tangling around each other in even the most organised of workstations or home cinema set-ups, while that latter always seem to die when you most need the gadget they're powering. In a desktop scenario it's an even more pronounced problem, with wire-housing space at a premium and any lack of power preventing you from getting work done. Logitech-K750-review-5.JPGLogitech's Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac looks to address both problems. A full size wireless keyboard for Mac, complete with all the Mac-specific shortcut keys you'd expect, it has a killer feature in the form of a solar panel which powers the device.

Two solar strips sit just above the keys, and though the K750 is sold as a "solar" powered device, that's actually selling the keyboard short. In fact, the K750 can even be powered by ambient artificial light from lightbulbs, meaning you don't need to leave the K750 out in the garden on a sunny day to juice it up. As such, leaving the keyboard out in even a moderately well-lit room will keep the device charged, and as the power needed to transmit key presses is so minimal, a fully charged battery will retain power in even pitch-black darkness for a good three months. Say goodbye then to costly wireless keyboard battery replacements. There's also a switch to completely power the keyboard down if necessary, while the keyboard will intelligently switch off if a key is being constantly pressed for a few minutes, recognising this is unnatural behaviour.Logitech-K750-review-3.JPGShould you ever need to check the battery charge, two methods are on offer. The first, and most efficient, is a simple button that sits above the numeric keypad. Hit it and a green light will flash if battery power is good, while a red one will flash if levels are getting low. The second option is to download Logitech's Solar App from the Mac App store, which offers a guage with a Lux reading to keep you abreast of the current power situation. However, it's a poorly optimised app, hogging system resources, and is hard to recommend. Stick with the simple hardware button method instead.

The keyboard connects to a Mac using a tiny USB wireless receiver, transmitting information between the keyboard and computer. It's a shame that a Bluetooth option isn't present, as it means you lose a USB port when using the keyboard. On port-scarce MacBooks, that may be a problem, but at least the signal is consistent - we never had an issue with the keyboard failing to communicate with our Retina MacBook Pro.Logitech-K750-review-7.JPGMoving on to the physical design of the keyboard, it's an incredible comfortable set-up. Measuring 17 inches wide and 6.2 inched deep, it's about on a par in terms of width with Apple's own numeric-pad packing official keyboard, though the solar panel adds considerable depth. Flat, the keyboard is a consistent quarter of an inch thick, keys included. Two pop out legs on the underside of the keyboard raise the profile by just under an inch, while the rounded edges of the keyboard should be easy on your wrists.

Though spongier than the Chiclet keys found on our MacBook Pro, the K750 keys had a short enough travel to make long typing sessions a breeze. Spacing between each key is fractionally more generous than that found on Apple's keyboards, meaning you may need a little time to adjust if you're used to typing at speed on one of Apple's alternatives.Logitech-K750-review-6.JPGAll standard Mac keys are present and placed where you'd expect them, including Command, Option and Control keys either side of the keyboard, as well as a full numeric keyboard on the right. F-keys also match Apple's standard shortcut controls - F1 through to F4 work as brightness down, brightness up, Expose/Mission Control, and Dashboard, respectively; F7 through F12 allow for previous track, play/pause, forward track, mute, volume down, and volume up, respectively. Keep an eye out for the Caps Lock key though - there's no indicator light stating when it's activated (likely a battery saving measure) so you may want to double check when it's on or not.

Our two main gripes then with the keyboard (apart from the shoddy optional Solar app)? Firstly, those kickstand feet - they feel more than a little flimsy, and if standing feel like they wouldn't need much pressure applied to them before they'd snap. Secondly, the tiny USB receiver is so small it could easily become lost. It would have been great if Logitech had included a recess in the keyboard chassis where it could click in for safe keeping. Wireless keyboards tend to promote portability, and the chances of it getting lost in transit are high.Logitech-K750-review-4.JPGreview-line.JPG

The K750 for Mac is a really neat alternative to Apple's official keyboards. Eco-friendly without scrimping on ergonomics, over the course of its lifetime it'll save you a pretty penny on batteries, not to mention the peace of mind that it's unlikely to ever run out of charge. It's foot construction could be a little sturdier, and its accompanying app a little better optimised, but they're small faults in an otherwise superb product. review-line.JPG



logitech-pc-gaming-line-up-2013-top.jpgLogitech have lifted the covers on a wide range of new PC peripherals aimed at the hardcore gaming crowd.

Expanding the company's G range of products, there are gaming mice, keyboards and headsets to suit all wallet sizes and pro-gaming needs.

Looking firstly at the mice, there's four new models on offer. Top of the range is the £60 wireless G700, offering a dual-mode scroll wheel and rechargeable battery pack.Next up are the G400 and G500 wired mice, costing £59.99 and £49.99 respectively, both aimed at FPS fans and the former again featuring a dual-mode scroll wheel. Lastly is the wired G100, costing £34.99 and aimed at RTS and MOBA players.Two keyboards next. The G19 gaming keyboard costs £179.99 and features an "GamePanel" screen providing key gaming stats and setting options, with the keyboard also featuring custom backlighting and anti-ghosting keys.

Next is the G510, again with GamePanel and customisable backlighting, costing £99.99. Both feature macro options.

Lastly the G230 Stereo Gaming headset, with 4mm neodymium drivers. It'll set you back £54.99.

For more on the new range, click here.

logitech-bluetooth-easy-switch-keyboard.jpgHot on the heels of their Windows 8 range, Logitech throw a pair of new Mac accessories out into the wilds of the pre-Christmas shopping period. Both Mac-focussed takes on ideas already seen in their Windows 8 range, Logitech are today introducing the Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard for Mac and iPad, as well as the Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac.

Taking a look first at the keyboard, it's a full size backlit affair, offering Bluetooth pairing with up to three other Bluetooth enabled devices, such as an iPad or iPhone. These can be quickly flicked between with the push of a dedicated Bluetooth button, while the backlit keys are illuminated only when your hands approach their sensors, or when the sensors read low light in your environment.
logitech-rechargeable-trackpad-for-mac.jpgThe wireless trackpad apes Apple's own Magic Trackpad, offering full support for all of OS X's multi-finger gestures. A glass trackpad, if it's responsive to the touch it may even better Apple's design by offering USB recharging, whereas the Magic Trackpad relies on AA batteries.

Expect to pay £89.99 for the keyboard and £59.99 when they launch on the Logitech store in January next year.

logitech-g710-keyboard-1.jpgLogitech have been churning out high-quality gaming accessories for PC players for years now, which makes it all the more surprising that their newly-revealed G710+ is actually their first mechanical keyboard.

High-speed and incredibly responsive compared to a rubber-domed keyboard, Logitech even claim to have fixed mechanical keyboards biggest bugbear, being their clackety-clack key press sound. The G710+ uses a dampening ring underneath each key to give a "whisper quiet" sound when in use.
logitech-g710-keyboard-2.jpgGood for as many as 50 million keystrokes, the keys are also backlit with white LEDs for late night gaming sessions.

Six G-Keys also give macro-building options, letting you set three macros per key for a total of 18 pre-programmed key press combinations.

Designed with input speed in mind, the keyboard is hard wired rather than wireless, and also features a range of media shortcut keys.

You're looking at a £149 asking price for the Logitech G710+, available direct from Logitech.

logitech-k310.jpgLogitech have today revealed the Washable Keyboard K310, a full-size PC QWERTY keyboard that can safely be washed if it gets a bit...sticky.

With the exception of its USB connection, it can be submerged in up to 11 inches of water without doing it any damage, with drainage holes preventing the keyboard from collecting little soapy puddles. The key characters are also laser printed and UV coated, meaning they should survive a good scrubbing, with the thin-profile keyboard "durable, yet still comfortable". A full suite of F-keys and short cut keys for volume, playback controls and applications, and a full-size numberpad, round off the K310.

"We've all experienced that moment of distraction - followed by panic, when a cup of coffee or a soda spills all over your keyboard," says Sophie Le Guen, senior director of mice and keyboards at Logitech.

"Because life and its messes will happen, regardless of how careful you are, Logitech designed the Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 to look and function like new, even over time."

Life and its messes, eh? Well that's one way of describing a late night, home alone web browsing session.

Those looking to save money on Kleenex tissues can pick up the K310 from October, priced £34.99.

wedge_range_stand-580-75.jpgWindows 8 just got its first batch of dedicated hardware accessories from Microsoft.

The Wedge Touch Mouse, Wedge Mobile Keyboard, Sculpt Touch Mouse and Sculpt Mobile Keyboard have all been built alongside Microsoft's forthcoming operating system, and will help users get the most out of Windows 8.
MS_wedgemouse-580-90.jpgThey're all pretty stylish too, particularly the Wedge range. The Wedge Touch Mouse is "small enough to fit in your pocket" and is designed with portability in mind. With Microsoft's BlueTrack tech onboard, it offers four-way scrolling and Bluetooth connectivity. It'll land for $69.95, while we're still waiting for UK pricing.

The Wedge Mobile Keyboard is designed with Windows 8 tablets in mind, again hooking up wirelessly over Bluetooth. It comes with a durable cover that doubles up as a tablet stand and "brings full-size keyboard comfort, efficiency and speed to a tablet." It'll set you back $79.95. wedge_stand-580-90.jpgThe Sculpt range is a little cheaper, with curved rather than angular designs, landing at around the $50 mark.

"Our new mice and keyboards really light up Windows, providing fast and fluid navigation, increased productivity, and enhanced mobility packaged in sleek, stylish designs," said Brett Kelleran, general manager, Microsoft Hardware.

"Microsoft Hardware is designed by Microsoft, optimised for Windows."

Those looking to battle it out with Modern Warfare 3 on the PC should take a look at today's latest goodies from Logitech. They're launching COD-branded Gaming Keyboard G105 and Laser Mouse G9X gear, helping gamers up their frag-count with gaming-optimised settings

First up is the G9X mouse, pictured above and priced £69.99. Boasting "game-changing precision", it'll scroll 165 inches a second, for quick-turn kills, with an adjustable DPI switch to fine-tune scroll speeds on the fly. A wired USB mouse, it also has an adjustable weight-tuning system, letting you add lighten or increase the load of the mouse for a more comfortable glide.

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Next up is the G105 keyboard. It's sporting "military-style, night-vision green LED backlighting" which should make it a winner when playing at night, as well as 6 programmable G-keys (each with three mode states), multi key input that allows for five simultaneous key presses to register and an array of media controls. It'll set you back £59.99.

"The Logitech Gaming Keyboard G105 and the Logitech Laser Mouse G9X are perfect for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 enthusiasts who want the best in precision and customization for their gaming experience," said Chris Pate, senior product marketing manager for gaming at Logitech.

"Both devices let you jump right into the action with the power to perform complex manoeuvres with confidence."

Modern Warfare 3 touches down on Xbox 360, PC and PS3 on November 8th. Hit here to have a look at our recent hands-on preview session.

Wires; who needs 'em?

Certainly not PC or Mac users. Where once wireless mice and keyboards were an expensive indulgence, plagued with signalling issues and lag, these days it's possible to pick up top-notch wireless input devices at little-to-no extra cost from their wired counterparts.

However, it's a wide and varied market, with plenty of great gadgets vying for your attention.

Rather than claiming to pinpoint a handful of "the best" mice and keyboards, we instead thought we'd pick ten items based on different users and usage scenarios.

Click below for our round up of wireless mice and keyboards for all occasions.


Today Logitech announced the first solar powered keyboard - the Wireless Solar Keyboard K750.

This isn't your typical solar powered gadget though, the keyboard can be charged by indoor light and will stay charged for an impressive three months even if left in total darkness.

Unlike a lot of gadgets that run off solar power, it seems that Logitech has not skimped on the specs. Offering 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity, this keyboard should keep you up and going with virtually no delays or dropouts. It also includes 128-bit AES encryption to make sure whatever your typing doesn't end up in the wrong hands. We were also impressed that in order to further minimize it's footprint, the keyboard is made of PVC-free materials and comes in fully recyclable packaging.

The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 is expected to be available in Europe in January for a suggested retail price of £69.99.

mad catz eclipse litetouch.jpgIf your online shooter frag count is looking a bit sheepish recently, take a look at the new Mad Catz Eclipse Litetouch range of gaming keyboards.

Available in both wired and wireless versions, they're the industry's first customisable backlit keyboards to feature a touch-sensitive LCD panel that can be used for quick access to media shortcuts, apps and bookmarked websites.

The touch panel itself can be used in three different modes too; a standard numeric keypad, a media mode and a configurable "MyEclipse" mode.

The wireless version works on the 2.4Ghz wireless standard, and features a small trackball with left and right mouse buttons if you're planning on doing some web browsing from your couch. It has an inbuilt rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, good for 20 hours of use between charges.

The Eclipse Litetouch range are compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP operating systems. The wireless version will cost $129.99 and the wired $99.99 when they begin shipping in July.

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Air KeyboardThe Air Keyboard, a tiny wireless keyboard ideal for the living room, is now for sale from Firebox.

The Air Keyboard connects to your device of choice via a wireless USB dongle. Fully compatible with PCs, media centres and even your PS3 games console, it allows for tidy email and web browsing without the need for any unsightly wires.

Roughly the same size as a PSP handheld, the HTPC keyboard also features a motion sensitive mouse and accelerometer which uses motion to replicate desktop mouse control. With a transmission range of 100ft, it'll also be handy for those who regular have to make Powerpoint presentations.

Compatible with both Mac and Windows,you can pick up the Air Keyboard here, priced £69.99.

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KSK-3200RF.jpgNanopoint have today unveiled their new mini qwerty keyboard, the KSK-3200RF. Billed as the "perfect conference" companion, the wireless keyboard also features a built in trackball for navigating PCs and browsers without a mouse.

Measuring just 29cm x 20cm and weighing just 245g, it's small and light enough to carry in one hand. The inbuilt wireless gear can work from ranges up to ten metres, while the keyboard's batteries can be recharged via USB with the included cable.

It may be a little on the titchy side for any lenghty word processing, but the KSK-3200RF is perfect for a spot of big screen web browsing on your TV with either a PS3 or a netbook hooked up.

The new KeySonic range is available now from Amazon, ebuyer, Scan, CCL and ARIA PC. The KSK-3200RF costs £34.99, and you can grab some more details by heading over to the keyboard's web page at

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These days you can hook a keyboard and mouse up to anything from a games console to even a few hacked smartphones. Still, it's a chore fumbling around behind your desktop PC for a tangle of mouse and keyboard wires, so wireless gear is essential for a mobile set-up.

But boy, do they drain batteries. Logitech seem to have answered that bugbear with their MK710 Desktop keyboard and mouse bundle. They claim their gear can run for THREE YEARS without changing the batteries.

Connecting to a Unifying Receiver dongle, the mouse and keyboard aren't without their fair share of features either. There's a status-displaying LCD on the keyboard, which also sports comfortable Incurve keys and a squishy palm rest. The mouse itself has a frictionless scroll wheel, numerous side buttons and side-to-side navigation.

The Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 is available now, priced $99.99.

Via: Logitech Blog

CES 2010: Final Thoughts


las vegas sign.jpgThe Consumer Electronics show, the behemoth of tech, the Valhalla of gadgetry, has come and gone for yet another year. But this time, rather than arriving with a bang, it slinked into sight with something more like a whimper.

CES 2010 had really had the wind knocked out of it before it had even got into the ring this year. All eyes were already on Apple and their rumoured Tablet in the run up to the event, despite the fact that Apple are traditionally a no-show at CES, instead planning their own top-secret unveiling at the end of January. Likewise, Google delivered a sucker-punch in the shape of the Nexus One, their flagship handset revealed at their own event on the eve of CES 2010's opening.


To make matter's worse, Microsoft's opening keynote speech (delivered by walking personality drain Steve Ballmer) was pretty darn dull. First a power cut, then a load of waffle on the 2 month old Windows 7, Ballmer hardly seemed to be trying to keep our attention. Though the Christmas release date for Project Natal was welcome news, it revealed nothing new about the device, whilst the partnership with Hewlett Packard for the new Slate device seemed merely like a case of keeping-up with the Joneses. Or should that be the Jobs-es?

But the Las Vegas event wasn't without its highlights. Far from it in fact. Maybe it's the recession, or the generally pocket-pinching mood in the air these days, but for once the most sought after tech wasn't in the realms of dreamy aspiration, but was actually fairly affordable.

Take for instance the brand new 3D TVs on show, of which the Sony BRAVIA XBR-52HX900 (video above, courtesy of Ashley) was the pick of the litter. Finally shaping up to the standards set by its cinema siblings, company reps promised that the average 3D TV will cost little more than a top-end Full HD set. Skype and video calling in many TV sets too will help turn your living room into somewhere the Jetsons could only dream of.

E-readers are also looking to be both big and affordable in 2010. As a comic book fanatic I'd have liked to have seen more attempts at a colour screened e-reader (I'm not including the MSI offering, which is really just a dual-touch screened PC, super-cool as it is). Plastic Logic's Que Pro e-reader looked great though, with a massive, durable screen, and was far lighter than the hundreds of books you'd be able to store on the tabloid-sized device.

There were, of course, tablets aplenty. The dual-booting Viliv P3 may be an underdog in the category, but seemed way more exciting than Microsoft's offering. The offer of both Windows and Android on the same device showed a respect for user choice not often seen in the back-slapping world of consumer tech.

There was still time for fun too. The Parrot AR Drone Quadricopter was fun and fresh, combining real-world toys with augmented reality controls. A little less high-tech but full of retro-chic was the Lasonic i931 iPhone dock/ghetto blaster mash-up. Odd's on its at the top of Flava Flav's Christmas list. And there was still some time for the weird and the plain old dumb, too.

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Though less prevalent than other years, there were some great examples of brand new tech on show that were genuinely exciting. A real head-turner and my favourite item of the show was the Light Blue Optic Light Touch. Using a pico projection engine and a touch sensitive sensor, it'll turn any flat surface into a touchscreen. It works ridiculously well despite still being in the development stages, and has almost unlimited potential.

Some detractors say that, recession or not, CES looks to be on its last legs. It's sad, but not unlikely, when you consider the audiences that companies like Apple and Google can command for just a single product launch. However, for emerging companies like Light Blue Optics CES is still vital to gain some exposure, not to mention the fact that such a prominent date in the calendar forces the tech giants to have made some significant, competitive advances in their gear, year-on-year.

So here's hoping the old dog's got a bit of life left in it yet. Hopefully next year will kick off the recessionary cobwebs and kick the show back into high-tech gear. It wouldn't take much to tempt us back to the City of Sin once more.

Click here for full CES 2010 pre-show, day one, day two and day three round-ups.

CES 2010: Day 3 Round-Up

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ces 2010 day three.jpgAnother day, another Tech Digest CES 2010 round-up. Fancy Tweeting hands-free in your car or controlling your PC by breathing? Check today's top stories below and find out how.

Twitter coming to Ford cars
The digital equivalent of drink-driving?

Motorola announce Backflip Android Phone
Hinged smartphone is Motorola's big CES 2010 offering

Ion launch the iType full QWERTY keyboard add-on for the iPhone

Making the portable unwieldy

Vuzix demo Wrap 920AR Augmented Reality visor
Turning your trip to the shops into a scene out of Robocop

Zyxio's new breathing-based PC controller, the Sensawaft
Affordable accessibility gadget, perfect for disabled PC users

3D gaming headed to the Palm family
Apple isn't the only mobile now capable of some hardcore gaming action

Is the Viliv P3 the underdog tablet to look out?
Dual-booting tablet is looking very tasty indeed

Razer and Sixense bring motion gaming to the PC
But will it catch on within the incredibly competitive PC gaming peripheral market?

UK getting the Dell Mini 3i
Android phone hitting UK shores in the not-so-distant-future

Video- Armour Home Q2 Tilt Internet radio
Innovative and simple radio from Brit-based Armour

Video - "World's smallest Windows PC" the UMID M Book 1
It makes a gnat's bum look big. Well...not quite. But you get the idea

Video- Casio's Digital Art Frame
Making all those dodgy Facebook snaps look good

Video - The coolest retro iPhone hi-fi ever, Lasonic's i931
Bring 80's boom box street-chic bang up to date

Video - Toshiba's Cell TV that is controlled by hand gestures
Innovative tech, but it makes you look a bit of an idiot; not sure I want a work out in front of the telly

Video - Sony's BRAVIA XBR-52HX900 3D TV

Their flagship 3D set is a stunner

Video - Panasonic's 3D camera
Bet the adult-entertainment industry cant wait to get its mitts on this one

Click here for more CES 2010 coverage from Tech Digest

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itype.jpgWhat is it with peripheral manufacturers turning perfectly portable devices into hulking behemoths with their (often unneeded) accessories?

Enter the iType, Ion's full size QWERTY iPhone add-on.

Still there's a use for this one I suppose. Laying your iPhone inside landscape wise, the iType doubles up as a charger and will be useful for those who Tweet or SMS a lot from the handset, or even use their iPhone to blog on.

You're looking at around £60 for this when it launches in the first half of the year.

Via: Reg Hardware

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Thumbnail image for Asus-keyboard.JPGWhile Asus was busy launching every laptop under the sun, their marketing executive, John Swatton, confirmed to Tech Digest (me) when the infamous Asus Keyboard will be landing and what it's actually for.

The self-sufficient computer-in-a-keyboard conundrum is supposed to be a controllable media centre primarily for your living room but, in practice, could be as portably useful as you want it to be.

It will stream HD content, stored on its 32 GB SSD, via a wide-band HDMI standard to your TV, a monitor or just about anything else with a panel. At the same time, you can use the built-in 5-inch touchscreen to do your e-mails, your shopping or whatever else you like in front if the box.

The most puzzling gadget from CES 2009 looks like it's about to be up for grabs as word spreads that the Asus Keyboard will be on sale by the end of June.

The computer-in-a-keyboard device created more of a confusion than a storm when it was brushed over fairly casually at the Asus press conference in January. So, just in case your desktop isn't enough, the Taiwanese innovator is selling a finger tapper with a mind of its own.

It comes with an embedded 5-inch, 800 x 480 pixel touchscreen, and it runs XP on an Atom N270 CPU and a 32GB SSD. It also happens to rock 802.11n wirless, an HDMI-out port, Bluetooth, a set of speakers and even has a microphone as well. I think they're just doing it to make everyone's computer feel really dated. "Look," they're saying, "even our keyboards are better than your tired old machine."

Of course, the big question is what exactly am I going to use the thing for? I look forward to the demonstrations.

(via Engadget)

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