Wireless keyboard features built-in trackpad


Slim USB Keyboard With Trackpad

Back when I used a media PC in my living room, the most frustrating thing that I found was that I had both a keyboard and mouse sitting on my coffee table. Granted, most of the time I simply used my remote, but there were times where I would use my TV as a giant monitor for surfing the net and such, which meant I had a few choices. One, I could use a regular keyboard and mouse, which wasn’t fun. Another was to get an in-air mouse with a smaller keyboard (was a combo) which was better, but still not perfect. I never got around to trying option number three which I think would have been the best, a keyboard with a built-in trackpad.

This little number from Brando is a simple combo device that would likely be welcome in any HTPC environment. The keyboard isn’t full-size, but it more like that of a laptop. The trackpad makes it easy to navigate your screen without the need to keep a mouse on-hand at all times. It is wireless and runs off of four AA batteries. There are separate on/off switches for the keyboard and the trackpad so you can get the most life out of your batteries. You can pick one up for $57, which is close to what you’d pay for a decent wireless keyboard and mouse set.

Source: GeekAlerts

5 reviews or comments

ej Says: March 9, 2008 at 3:44 pm

wow, i can’t believe that they haven’t made one of these yet, i hav an ibm t-60 p and i would love to have the same kind of track pad on my home computer :)

RL Says: March 9, 2008 at 7:40 pm

Dell is also marketing these with their new XPS One Desktop. They seem to be pretty nice, and to work pretty well.

John Doe Says: May 3, 2008 at 1:36 am

I was just curious, does anyone have experience with this keyboard and a mac mini??

Erik Says: March 28, 2010 at 1:05 pm

They are close with this keyboard, but missing a crucial point: the trackpad should be positioned the way they are for laptops. This allows users to keep their fingers on the home keys and use thumbs for move the mouse or scroll. The only keyboard/trackpad combos I could find like this are the cheap tiny ones that are a pain to do any serious typing on.

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