Adesso may not be a household name when it comes to keyboards in general
, but they're pretty well known in the realm of atypical, niche boards. The company has a keyboard for almost any need, from field work to HTPC users who'd like a board with an integrated trackpad.
Speaking of which, there's the new AKB-440, which touts a built-in touchpad with GlidePoint technology that prevents users from having to use a separate mouse in tandem with the QWERTY keyboard. The device is fully compatible with Windows Vista, XP and 2000, as well as Mac OS X, and it's encased in a metallic lining and a piano finish. There's also a variety of multimedia and Internet hotkeys, and the trackpad supports vertical scrolling, tap support and has a pair of touchpad buttons for right/left mouse clicking. If you bother to install the GlidePoint drivers, you'll also get back and forward, zoom in and out, and horizontal scrolling functions.
The AKB-440 features the following:
- Slim and stylish design with a metallic lining and a piano finish, providing improved tactile feel and accurate key response
- Integrated touchpad with GlidePoint technology, eliminating the need for a mouse, providing additional, valuable desk space
- Embedded multimedia and internet hotkeys, allowing users to control home entertainment functions directly on the keyboard
The AKB-440 has an MSRP of $59.99 and it available to order now from Adesso's website.