By Lisa Johnston
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Two peripherals suppliers have unveiled their latest 2.4GHz wireless-keyboard models.
Next Generation Tech will ship its latest X-Gene 2.4GHz wireless model, the PN-01030.
The full-size unit is Mac, Windows XP Media Center Edition and Windows Vista Premium compatible and features a space-saving 800 dpi optical trackball that allows 360-degree navigation for gamers. Eight Media Center hot keys are located at the bottom of the unit, and a 14-key remote control, included, lets the user operate any connected media from up to 45 feet.
"Our PN-01030 wireless keyboard provides the ultimate in convenience for not only general usage, but also for anyone operating a Windows Media Center," commented Joseph Shih, president of Next Generation, based in City of Industry, Calif. "Plus, its sleek, elegant design adds a look and feel of sophistication no matter where it is used."
The ergonomically designed keyboard comes in black and measures 16.7 inches by 5.9 inches by 1.2 inches.
The X-Gene PN-01030 2.4GHz wireless keyboard will be available at NewEgg.com and other online retailers.
For its part, Adesso, based in Walnut, Calif., announced the latest addition to its wireless-keyboard line, the WKB-3000 2.4GHz RF wireless mini keyboard with optical trackball.
The WKB-3000 boasts a range of up to 100 feet away from the USB receiver connected to the computer.
Hot keys allow one-touch access to common tasks, such as email, volume control and Web browser launching.
Available for $79.99, the WKB-3000 is available through Ingram Micro, Synnex and D&H direct vendors, including Amazon.com, Buy.com, PC Mall, CDW, mWave, TigerDirect and Insight; retail stores such as Fry's and Micro Center; and leading catalogs, including CDW, PC Mall and PC Connection.
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