View Full Version : Which keyboard

2005-05-03, 11:47 AM
I'm looking for another keyboard I could use from the couch and found this one. (http://www.btc.com.tw/english/2-7-21keyboard.htm#9019urf) It is reasonably small (no numeric keypad) and has a built-in mouse and joystick and is supposed to fit nicely on your lap.

Maybe there are better options, so I was just wondering what other people are using.

2005-05-03, 12:59 PM
That looks like a nice keyboard I'd have considered myself. I ended up going with a wireless IR keyboard because I was concerned about interference with my wireless network. The RF ones that I found that actually mentioned their transmission frequency used the 2.4 GHz range and I didn't want to cause myself anymore headaches that necessary. (I had a 2.4 GHz phone that took my network down as soon as it was picked up.) I don't know for sure whether I'd have had any trouble or not - even if a keyboard did directly interfere I'm not sure that I'd have been able to notice it since a keyboard transmits so little data - but I didn't want to take the risk.

My IR keyboard, a Lite-On with integrated pointing device, works great but does require line of sight to it's receiver like all other IR products. It's really light-weight and the way it's formed around and under the sides makes it easy to carry securely with one hand. It's integrated joystick pointing device works really well. They can be found really cheap too, another advantage. Here's a link that shows their updated model for $29 US Lite-On Airboard (http://www.digitalconnection.com/Products/keyboard/sk7100.asp)