Logitech Unveils Mini-Keyboard for Total Control of PC Entertainment from the SofaCategory: Input Devices
Posted: January 7, 2008 11:51AM
Logitech unveiled the diNovo Mini keyboard with media remote at CES over the weekend. The palm-sized device is designed to interface with home theater PC systems and makes it easy to control your HTPC from the sofa via a Bluetooth 2.0 wireless connection. For easy navigation, the diNovo Mini keyboard features backlighting and an innovative ClickPad, which can be used as a touch pad to point, scroll and click – or as a directional pad to navigate menus and make selections. The keyboard features a keypad, dedicated hotkeys for media players and Web browsers, as well as prominent Page Up and Page Down buttons, which allow people to scroll when surfing the Web as well as zoom in and out of documents and images. The keyboard even offers a dedicated button that launches Windows Media Center, as well as a row of media controls that allow people to adjust volume and easily play, pause, stop, fast forward and rewind. "The Logitech diNovo Mini keyboard extends Logitech’s tradition of developing innovative products to meet the changing times," said Denis Pavillard, vice president of product marketing for Logitech’s keyboards and desktops. "Today, more and more people are hooking up their PCs to their TVs. The sleek, minimalist design and thoughtful function make the diNovo Mini keyboard the perfect complement to the living-room or home-theater PC." The diNovo Mini comes with rechargeable Li-ion batteries that last up to one month between charges. The keyboard is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in late February for a suggested retail price of $149.99US.