Microsoft has announced an interesting new product from its PC hardware division that designed to work in the living room as well as in a home office. It's their All-In-One Media Keyboard, and this wireless product is meant primarily to be placed on a lap so its owners can use it to connect to smart TVs and even Xbox consoles.
The keyboard has a built in touchpad on the right side that's meant to take the place of a mouse, along with volume and mute controls on the left. While it can be used on a Windows 8 PC, Microsoft says some USB HID-compliant smart TVs are also supported by the keyboard. It comes with a wireless transceiver that plugs into a USB port. It is also supposed to work on Microsoft's Xbox consoles, in case you want to type in messages and promo codes instead of the on-screen keyboard.
Microsoft says that the All-In-One Media Keyboard has been tested extensively to make sure it is comfortable to use while in the living room. It's also supposed to be highly durable and spill-resistant, in case someone knocks over a drink. The All-In-One Media keyboard will go on sale later in April for the price of $39.99.