CNET First Look
Microsoft All-in-One Media keyboard: A low-cost keyboard combo for home theater or home officeThe Microsoft All-in-One Media keyboard is a keyboard-plus-touchpad combo for home theater PCs that is both low-cost and simple to use.
[MUSIC] This keyboard touch pad combo was designed for the home theater PC user but can also be used in a traditional home office matter. Hi, I am Joseph Kaminski and today we are taking a look at the Microsoft All-in-One-Media keyboard. One of the first things I noticed was it's matt black finish. That I can appreciate considering that shiny finishes tend to show more fingerprints and dust. The keyboard runs on two triple A batteries, connects via USB dongle, that can be stored in the battery compartment magnetically. The touch pad supports Windows 8 gestures, making it convenient for people like myself who've already grown accustomed to using them. Across the top of the keyboard you'll find Windows 8 shortcuts that can be customized via a small software download from Microsoft. The spacing of the keys from the actual keyboard are tight to prevent accidents. Speaking of which, let's see what happens if I acci-purposely spill some water on it. Looks like it's still working. Hitting some keys here in Notepad and. Gestures still working. I guess it truly is spill resistant. Thanks for tuning in to CNET TV where we try to make life a little more user friendly. I'm Joseph Kaminski and we just looked at the Microsoft All-in-One Media keyboard. [MUSIC]