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Old 12-10-06, 02:06 AM
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keyboards with built in rollerballs ?

I will finally get a hd set in a few months and plan on connecting my pc to it as part of a HTPC.

I'm curious if there are any wireless keyboards with built in rollerballs since I think using a keyboard and mouse combination while sitting on a sofa will be difficult.

Also are there any keyboards with a backlit keypad ? this would prove handy when the lights go out


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Old 12-10-06, 02:57 AM
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Yes there are keyboards with trackball or touchpad. They are expensive, but they might come handy. Some of them are wireless, and some of them are corded.

http://www.fentek-ind.com/trackball-keyboard.htm

Keyboard with trackball and backlight: http://www.flinkenberg.fi/elektronii...tteet/nsit.htm
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Old 12-10-06, 07:55 AM
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The MS Media Center Keyboard comes with one of those pencil eraser pointers. I almost got it myself, but uses IR instead of radio and requires a Windows Media Center IR receiver, no included.

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mo...s.aspx?pid=038
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Old 12-10-06, 10:41 AM
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Newegg has a few with built in input devices like sticks and touchpads. I was thinking of going this route for my HTPC but ultimately ended up with a Gyration mouse/keyboard. Works great.
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Old 12-10-06, 04:42 PM
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thanks, i'll look at all the options listed above. That newegg one looks cool. i wonder how easy that joystick is to control though??

Hopefully ill start building my system in the next month or so.
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