MICROSOFT MEDIA CENTER KEYBOARD

Manufacturers are releasing dozens of products to convince you that it’s natural to move computers into the living room. Microsoft has a lineup that is complex but thorough and well-designed, beginning with a “Media Center PC” and soon to add the redesigned XBox as part of a family of hardware and software that can move audio, video, and pictures around the house in a fluid way.

Microsoft just announced the Remote Keyboard for Media Center PCs, which adds a slew of features to make the experience work even better. Lightweight, backlit, with special keys to mimic functions on a TV remote – pretty slick.