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MSI’s New HTPC Keyboard Features A Built-In Air Mouse

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By Chris Scott Barr

Over the last year or so we’ve seen a lot of new HTPC controllers pop up from various manufacturers. It’s been interesting to see how each one decides to integrate both keyboard and mouse into a single device. There have been some that went the way of a touchpad, while others resorted to one of those tiny nubs that I hate so much. Well MSI thinks that you shouldn’t sacrifice any of the surface space for either such device. Instead, they installed an accelerometer.

The new HTPC keyboard features a full QWERTY layout, along with some essential media hotkeys to make your life easier. Youll hold the device with both hands, and move it around to control the mouse pointer. Your left and right mouse buttons are controlled via a pair of triggers, much like you’ll find on most game controllers. Look for it later this year for around $110.

[ MSI ] VIA [ EverythingUSB ]







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  • Jessicat

    See I haven't mastered moving my wii controller to be able to use this. I think I'd get too frustrated to keep it in one piece.

  • EspritOuvert

    I agree, the wii controller can be quite tricky at times.

  • Jessicat

    See I haven't mastered moving my wii controller to be able to use this. I think I'd get too frustrated to keep it in one piece.

  • EspritOuvert

    I agree, the wii controller can be quite tricky at times.