This wireless little gadget, which could be described as “a Wii controller with full-on keyboard functionality”, will serve as an all-in-one HTPC keyboard with a built-in accelerometer.
With various hot keys, gaming-style shoulder buttons and a built-in accelerometer capable of interpreting tilts as up, down, left and right, the Air Keyboard is set to revolutionize the way you interact with your home theatre. You’ll even want to take it to work as it is ideal for controlling Powerpoint presentations and other business-based programs. Slick or what?
Mac and Windows compatible, the Air Keyboard boasts an impressive range of up to 100ft, so unless your screen is in the penthouse and your computer is in the basement, you’re laughing. Just grab it with both hands, joypad-styley, and you’re away.
Set up is a breeze. Simply plug in the USB dongle, wait for the green light to confirm connection and boom – you’re good to go. No software, drivers or complex faffing. You won’t need to sweat over battery life because two AAs will juice the keyboard for over 50 hours of constant use. There’s even an auto hibernate mode.
The Air Keyboard is available over at the Firebox.com website for £69.99 (about $107 USD).