CES - Logitech shrinks is Media Center keyboard

One of the flaws with the Media Center concept of a PC that sits under your telly is the fact that you have to have a keyboard sitting your coffee

One of the flaws with the Media Center concept of a PC that sits under your telly is the fact that you have to have a keyboard sitting your coffee table, giving your lounge that whiffy office aura. 

So big props to Logitech, which has shrunk its stylish DiNovo keyboard into a palm-sized keyboard with a flippable cover that makes it look like black pebble when not in use.

The keyboard uses Bluetooth 2.0 to connect to your computer at distances of up to 30 feet, and features media keys and a trackpad that doubles as cursor-key direction pad when you see fit. It comes with a power adapter to juice up its rechargeable battery and a USB bluetooth receiver in case your PC doesn't have it built in.

Unfortunately the $150 DiNovo Mini keyboard (due Feb) doesn't come with Mac driver software, so the media keys et al are useless with a Mac Mini, but it works with Windows Vista and XP. Which means your only problem is explaining to guests why you have  a huge beige box underneath your TV.

PS although the keyboard will theoretically work with the PS3, it's unlikely all its media keys will do the desired thing with the superconsole. But there's always a chance... I'll endeavour to find out more.

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