Feeds

Logitech touts armchair keyboard

Never leave the house again

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

CES If you’re into all things sofa-based, then a miniature wireless keyboard from Logitech that bridges the gap between PC and TV should have your fingers tapping with excitement.

Logitech_keyboard_01

Logitech's diNovo Mini: handy

The palm-sized diNovo Mini is a bit like a mobile phone, with your thumbs doing all the typing on its full QWERTY keyboard. Although Logitech’s PR blurb would probably have you believe that the keyboard is designed solely for use with Windows Media Center (WMC), gamers will be glad to hear that it’s also Sony PS3-compatible.

The keyboard uses Bluetooth v2.0 connectivity and Logitech claims users can do pretty much anything via the keyboard, such as typing IM messages, entering URLs or navigating WMC itself.

A so-called ClickPad is also built in for menu navigation around the likes of picture files or movie libraries, and you can save yourself a few bucks on your home’s lighting costs too as the keyboard is backlit.

The diNovo Mini uses rechargeable Li-ion batteries and Logitech claims these provide about one month’s use at a time, although a battery life indicator is built into the unit to pre-warn you.

Logitech_keyboard_02

Bluetooth connectivity, backlit and stylish

A semi-transparent hard cover also folds down to protect the keyboard from tea spills and stray pizza toppings.

Logitech’s diNovo Mini keyboard is available in the US and Europe later next month for around $150 (£75/€100), although a European specific price hasn’t been tapped out yet.

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Tim Cook: The classic iPod HAD to DIE, and this is WHY
Apple, er, couldn’t get the parts for HDD models
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring
Back to driving's basics with a joyously legal high
Back to the ... drawing board: 'Hoverboard' will disappoint Marty McFly wannabes
Buzzing board (and some future apps) leave a lot to be desired
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Getting ahead of the compliance curve
Learn about new services that make it easy to discover and manage certificates across the enterprise and how to get ahead of the compliance curve.