Surfing from the sofa

Given the fact that most current wide screen TV’s in the UK have a VGA input – you might be tempted to plug your PC into it and have a great monitor some of the time. The next problem you might face is – how do I control it ?

So in my case I have a Shuttle very small form factor PC running Vista Ultimate and wanted to see if I could get a decent remote keyboard. So I looked for a combined keyboard / trackball – mouse unit to do the necessary.

I found the BTC unit to be quite robust and reliable in operation and quite easy to get used to..

BTC Keyboard

Details of the unit

BTC’s 9029URFIII 2.4GHz wireless MCE (Media Center Edition) USB keyboard gives you three functions in a compact and sleek form factor – a keyboard, a mouse and an MCE remote! The 9029URFIII has a very low profile and is very compact. It has 16 hotkeys that enable you to easily and conveniently control your TV and multimedia functions.

– 2.4 GHz RF technology in an ergonomic design for comfortable lap and desktop use.
– 2.4 GHz RF mini receiver with USB connector with range of up to 10M.
– Green Key to quickly launches Media Center PC functions.
– 16 hotkeys for controlling MCE and multimedia functions