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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.

Keyboard with trackball and backlight:
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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.
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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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