Microsoft has announced its new Arc Keyboard. Following the naming convention and style of its Arc Mouse, the company's new keyboard features a sleek, minimalist design -- lacking even a number pad. Given its lightweight, compact design, the Arc Keyboard seems destined for use in home entertainment setups, where wires and other bulkiness is a burden.


The 2.4GHz wireless keyboard measures 12.2 inches wide and 6.06 inches tall, features a stowable nano transceiver, and is compatible with Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.4 or later. The Arc Keyboard will be available "exclusively" through Best Buy stores on February 21 for $60.