Updated November 7, 2014 6:16 pm - People love to show off their photos and videos to friends and family and a common way to do this is by connecting a device like a laptop or tablet to a TV. Today, we’re announcing the All-in-One Media Keyboard that makes it super easy to access and navigate all that content from the comfort of your couch.
The All-in-One Media Keyboard has an integrated multi-touch trackpad next to its full size keyset so you can not only type things but also swipe, drag, drop, zoom and click super easily. The All-in-One Media Keyboard connects wirelessly to your PC through its USB wireless transceiver and is made to be durable and spill resistant which is all perfect for the living room. They keyboard also has hotkeys that provide shortcuts to the most commonly used Windows features including Search and Share charms as well as media controls like play/pause and volume.
You also get 3 buttons at the top right above the trackpad that you can customize (through Microsoft Keyboard and Mouse Center) for quick access to your favorite apps – apps like Xbox Music or Video, Netflix, or Hulu for example.
Last week, I was able to try the All-in-One Media Keyboard out. I connected my Surface Pro 2 to my TV upstairs, plugged in the USB transceiver, and the keyboard worked flawlessly as I sat on my couch going through photos I had taken with my Lumia 1020 from Build in OneDrive.
The new All-in-One Media Keyboard will be available starting tomorrow April 17th online from the Microsoft Store and at retail for $39.95 (U.S.).