We're pretty fond of Gyration's Media Center Remote, but if you've just got to have a QWERTY keyboard, take a look at this HTPC solution from Sandberg.
The unimaginatively titled Wireless Touchpad Keyboard, pictured below, provides a keyboard-and-touchpad combo to suit the HTPC user. It provides a range of 10 metres, and there's a row of shortcut keys for various Windows applications as well as a big ol' Windows Vista Media Center key at the bottom.
The built-in touchpad allows you to stay seated without a mouse and offers left and right mouse-click buttons, as well as touch-scrolling. At £49.99, it could be a useful little addition to a home theatre setup. Unfortunately, due to its size, we'd still lean toward a Media Center remote.
Sandberg lists the keyboard's official specification as follows:
- 14 hot keys
- LED indicators for Fn Lock, Num Lock, Caps Lock and Low Battery
- Touchpad with scroll function
- Left and right mouse click buttons
- USB Receiver
- Power Consumption: <20mA
- Transmission Distance: Up to 10 metres
- Weight: 540 g
- Dimensions: 422 x 180 x 19 mm
- Operation Frequency: 2.4 GHz RF
- Requires 2 x AA Batteries (included)