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    News - Microsoft introduces wireless All-in-One Media Keyboard

    The keyboard, with built-in touchpad, will be made available sometime in April.
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    Re: News - Microsoft introduces wireless All-in-One Media Keyboard

    Not long bought a Logitech k400r, only issue with it is sitting back on the couch with the keyboard in my lap blocks the signal.

    If the Microsoft is better in that respect then I might pick one up.

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    Re: News - Microsoft introduces wireless All-in-One Media Keyboard

    I've yet to find a wireless inpt device that doesn't lose signal occasionally, but assuming the touchpad supports Win 8 gestures that's actually a kind of tempting device.

    Wonder if they'll make a wired version for those of us stuck in the technological dark ages who don't trust this new-fangled wireless nonsense....

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    Re: News - Microsoft introduces wireless All-in-One Media Keyboard

    Wonder if these will work with Android TV dongles / Chrome cast etc

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    Re: News - Microsoft introduces wireless All-in-One Media Keyboard

    Well it is not designed for the living room.

    I bought about a year ago a cheap wireless/trackball combo from Maplin for about £20. It is about the size of an xbox control has left/right mounse keys where you find fire keys on a games controller.

    Sure the build quality is not great and it takes a few secs to wake up from sleep mode, but as a controller for the living room it works well and fits in with TV remotes. A better built version would be excellent.

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    Re: News - Microsoft introduces wireless All-in-One Media Keyboard

    it's about time really... now if they could have just had backlit keys it would have been perfect

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    Re: News - Microsoft introduces wireless All-in-One Media Keyboard

    Yep, backlit keys, numeric keypad and shortcut buttons.

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    Re: News - Microsoft introduces wireless All-in-One Media Keyboard

    Quote Originally Posted by billybear View Post
    Yep, backlit keys, numeric keypad and shortcut buttons.
    Sounds like you'd be better with the predecessor, I still use mine for my HTPC for XBMC - http://www.trustedreviews.com/Micros...ipheral_review

    Only niggle is the poor built in mouse control.

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    Re: News - Microsoft introduces wireless All-in-One Media Keyboard

    Looks decent. Always wanted a similar device to plug into the PS3, but the price points were much higher (or it was a cheapy tat one).

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    Re: News - Microsoft introduces wireless All-in-One Media Keyboard

    I fail to see why this is newsworthy.

    Wireless keyboards with touchpads attached have been around for years. I still have one I bought in 2009, it even had a multi-touch trackpad which doubled as a touch-numpad too.

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    Re: News - Microsoft introduces wireless All-in-One Media Keyboard

    Why make a MEDIA keyboard and then hide the media functions on the F-keys?

    Have separate "feel in the dark" media buttons please!
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