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ASUS Eee Keyboard PC Review

ASUS Eee Keyboard PC Review

Manufacturer: Asus

Asus' Eee Keyboard PC is one curious bit of kit. We've followed its progress for over a year, from early peeks in 2009 through to a recent behind-the-scenes interview with the design team.

The Eee Keyboard was first designed as a light computing device (think netbook), but in a keyboard. Asus originally thought people would take use the keyboard around the house and use it for either video playback or working on, however it didn't take into consideration that people often prefer bespoke devices for different applications - a laptop or PC for work and internet and a DVD player, HTPC or media streamer for watching movies on a TV. With that in mind the design focus for Eee Keyboard changed - it became a video playback device that offered more - essentially a gadget on steroids.

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After a considerable two years in development the Eee Keyboard is finally on sale now, although in selected regions only because it requires ultra wide band certification for the wireless display technology. It's not difficult to do, it just costs money, and considering that the PC in a keyboard-video-player-gadget concept is difficult to market - even for the strong Eee PC brand - it's not unsurprising that some sales teams haven't taken up the opportunity.

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Honestly, that's a shame. Although after having used one for the last week I wouldn't recommend shelling out the $500-or-so for one, I would however greatly encourage doing all you can to use one if you're a technophile.

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