Microsoft intros minimalist Arc Keyboard

By on January 7, 2010, 6:46 PM
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.

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Tekkaraiden Tekkaraiden said:

Looks about as useful as the arc mouse.

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I like the "nano transceiver". The big "mouse" transceiver is a waste of space and doesn't work every well anyway. Much nicer to have a tiny one.

Guest said:

I love the arc mouse! Everyone who has tried mine ended up buying one as well. This should be cool.

tengeta tengeta said:

I could see it taking place of the current keyboard I use to control media, but I'm also fairly sure this isn't the first to not have a number pad. Hey Microsoft, know what would really be cool? Make that textpad on the Xbox 360 controller work as a keyboard. That would really be nice for media centers.

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