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MagicPro ProMini Keyboard

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 11 April, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 11 April, 2010, 12:00am

With computers finding their way into living rooms, and increasingly turning themselves into home entertainment systems, it's pretty normal these days to find a keyboard next to your TV.

The problem is, most keyboards are big and bulky, and you still need a mouse. Even if they're wirelessly enabled, you still need lots of table space - unless you have this mini keyboard from MagicPro.

Measuring just 151 x 59 x 12.5 mm, the ProMini Keyboard is only marginally longer than the average smartphone and should fit neatly in most spaces. With this little package, you get a full qwerty keyboard, complete with a 'function' button that lets you access volume control buttons, and LEDs so it can be lit up in dim environments.

You also get a mini touchpad, like one on a notebook, on one side. You can also rotate the directionality of the touchpad, so it can be used like a remote control. MagicPro even threw in a laser pointer, like those used in resentations.

The ProMini Keyboard uses the 2.4GHz spectrum to connect to your PC, much like cordless phones, and works on a rechargeable battery that will last up to 30 days on a single charge. The company says that you can charge the battery up to 50 times.

One thing that it doesn't have is short-range wireless technologies such as Bluetooth, which means it won't connect to your smartphone or handheld device.

The MagicPro ProMini Keyboard is available for HK$499.

Pros: small and compact, full qwerty, touchpad, wireless support, quick access keys

Cons: won't connect to smartphones



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