Asus' Elusive Eee Keyboard Slips to April

We first caught sight of the Asus Eee Keyboard at CES, we were excited by the innovative new form factor. We knew it was a concept that was still months away, but we didn't expect it to be the victim of repeated delays that put it on the verge of vaporware.

Fortunately for Asus, journalists have gone hands on with prototypes and prerelease versions. The real question is when these will finally hit consumers. According to Engadget, the Eee Keyboard has been delayed once again, now holding an April release window.

Word of the new April release date came from Asus chairman Jonney Shih during a post-press event Q&A session. While the chairman has previously promised dates that have come and gone, hopefully this one will be the one to finally stick.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • kyeana
    Eee keyboard forever?
  • socrates047
    me want, when come out, dont really matter, not like me can afford.
  • steiner666
    well fortunately it's the dumbest product I've ever seen Asus create that's being continually delayed.

    More expensive than a netbook+wireless mouse/KB, AND with less functionality and portability? Wow, i'm sold! What's that? It's got an HDMI output, but not the system specs to even stream flash videos fullscreen or playback HD local files?? Nifty! Oh boy, where's the waiting list for this gem? I'm sure there's a huge amount of ppl that want to... type emails and word documents on their HDTV with this thing?
  • socrates047
    Pretty sure Steiner666 gave me a thumbs down, when my cave man talk is suppose to come from the same angle that you are taking with this thing. Companies think that shiny things are really needed for regualr consumer.

    P.S check out the onion news' Sony
  • razor512
    i hate keyboards like that, there just as bad as those really thin apple keyboards, they often feel like typing on a laptop keyboard and it reduces your typing speed.
  • tipoo
    Wait, a touchscreen with icons? Watch out Asus, Apple's going to sue you soon.
  • jrharbort
    razor512i hate keyboards like that, there just as bad as those really thin apple keyboards, they often feel like typing on a laptop keyboard and it reduces your typing speed.You may find this funny, but I actually use an apple keyboard with my PC laptop. Got it as an open box product for $20, and been using it since 2007. Actually feels far more comfortable than the laptop keyboard.

    I also only type using my two index fingers (never learned to type properly, dunno why) and yet I still manage roughly 40wpm.
  • sandrah
    Was Asus bought out by Phantom Entertainment?

    It's such a shame Asus hasn't taken all this time with delays improving specs, it's a great concept but with hardware not suited to the task it's suited for, media center PC, with just a single core 1.6Ghz Atom processor and onboard Intel GPU it's just to under powered, now if they were to bump it up to an Atom 330 with ION or an Atom D510.
  • Parsian
    lol i guess they are pushing it for April Foool
  • barturtle
    This is a new format? Seems like processor-and-keyboard-in-one go back to the very beginning of home computers...I know it predates the C64 and Atari XL.