Alright so it might be a little silly considering most of us buy a wireless mouse to get away from laptop touchpads, but we still sort of want one. The USB 2.4 GHz RF Entertainment Slim Wireless Keyboard with Smart TouchPad has 18 hot keys and a built-in high precision Multi-Touch touchpad.
The touchpad appears on the far right, in place of the number pad but don’t fret, you can easily switch between touchpad and numpad. All the usual two/three finger multitouch functions apply. At nearly seventy bucks it’s not the cheapest keyboard around but this thing is perfect for those trying to save desk space or people who’ve invested in desks with a slide-out keyboard shelf or people who like to browse the web from the couch.
Anyone planning on forking out $69 for one of these things? Better yet, do you own one already?
(usb.brando.com.hk via CrunchGear)
This is kind of an interesting layout with the number pad still being available. Not sure how well it would work without the tactile feel of the number keys though. Might be worth the risk on an unknown company for use with a HTPC or possibly in a data center.
Wish it was out 4 months ago when I setup my HTPC, the trackball I got is nice, but its still a second peripheral taking up space. If my coffee table book didn't have little coffee table legs I wouldn't have enough space!
I too have this for my living room computer and was a huge relief from using a wireless mouse while sitting in a recliner. It is 2.4ghz as well so there is no problem reaching across the room. I would definately recommend this style of keyboard to anyone using a computer anywhere other than a table/desk.
On top of that I think that if I get bored of the touchpad I might try the wiimote thing first before upgrading my couch controls.