Wires are so 2008. Whether we like it or not, we’re heading toward a wire-free world. The new Multi-Link Bluetooth Keyboard with Touchpad from IOGEAR, on display at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, is further proof that to be tied down by a wired electronic is a fate worse than… well, something awfully inconvenient.
IOGEAR’s new device is capable of controlling up to six Bluetooth-enabled components as far away as 30 feet. The keyboard features an ultra-thin design and weighs only 1.9 pounds. Users can assign specific hot keys to each component and the keyboard’s built-in touchpad eliminates the need for a mouse. The Multi-Link Bluetooth Keyboard with Touchpad, which retails for $79.95, provides push-button access to videos, pictures, music, an Internet browser, and volume control.
IOGEAR also debuted an update to its AVOIR Wireless HD Kit. The new kit on display at CES takes the wireless video concept a step further by adding support for 3D. To learn more about the original AVOIR Wireless HD Kit, check out this review from Residential Systems.