Enermax Aurora Micro Wireless (KB008W) HTPC Keyboard Next to high-end gaming hardware, we here at Guru3D, and very likely yourself, are HTPC enthusiasts. We've checked out our share of HTPC cases, decoding high-definition content over the graphics card and well ... a lot of HTPC peripherals over time really, as nowadays we want content on demand and not sitting around waiting for it to be broadcasted by a network.
The one thing that always somewhat irritates me with HTPCs is the fact that there are no really good and affordable remote controls out there for you to be able to quickly navigate though Media Center, Media Portal or whatever application you might be running. Some of you don't even have that HTPC software installed and simply use Media Player Classic HTPC edition, especially with that dynamic going on it's handy to simply use a keyboard and mouse. However being in a Home Theater environment, it's not exactly handy to have a mouse and big keyboard next to you on the couch with the lack of a desk, and the sheer fact alone that they get out of range really quickly might be bothersome.
As such we have seen a new trend develop, after the complete failure of Microsoft's MC keyboard -- which they refused to deliver with a IR receiver ?! Companies are now picking up that segment of the market by introducing small, yet fully functional keyboards, with included trackball and with a decent wireless slash remote range. Very handy, and not entirely shameful to have sitting next to you on that couch -- you potato you.
Today we review such a product, it's the Aurora MicroWireless Keyboard with Trackball from Enermax -- have a peek at the picture and then let's browse to the next page where we'll have a look at the product.
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