By Andrew Liszewski
If you’re not a fan of gigantic ‘mission-control’ like keyboards sitting on your desk then the modular design of Kensington’s SlimBlade should appeal to you. Besides an obvious slim design, the keyboard’s functionality can be expanded with magnetically attached modules. In addition to a numeric keypad and a wireless laser mouse with a miniature trackball, there’s also a media remote (not pictured and sold separately) that will allow you to control Windows Media Center or Front Row on a Mac.
All the modules share a single 2.4 GHz wireless receiver that has a range of about 30 feet, and while you’ll of course need batteries to take advantage of the wireless functionality, the mouse (and hopefully the other modules) automatically go into a power saving sleep mode when the notebook is shut down.