For those of us with home theater PCs, Lenovo’s latest product release may be quite useful. The Chinese electronics maker has quietly released the Multimedia Remote with Keyboard, which looks perfect for those who find using a full-sized keyboard in the living room a bit cumbersome. The device is selling for $59.99, and currently is showing about a two-week shipping time on the company’s website.
Lenovo says the device will have about a 10-meter (33 feet) range, and will use 2.4GHz wireless technology to communicate with the PC. The main feature obviously is the full QWERTY “palm-sized” keyboard, and a trackball that controls mouse movement, although it does include multimedia controls (play, rewind, fast forward, etc.) across the top — an obvious necessity for its target market.
Thanks to a little sleuthing and Google, we’ve found a code — USPCD36336 — which apparently lowers the price to $29.99 with free shipping. Maybe that’s the reason for the god awful shipping times?