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Gadget Diary – Converting Philips SHB7100 Bluetooth Earphones to Recharge from a USB Port

I own a pair of Philips SHB7100 Bluetooth earphones. They consist of a set of earphones connected to a pendant that hangs around your neck. The pendant contains the audio…

Gadget Diary – Converting Philips SHB7100 Bluetooth Earphones to Recharge from a USB Port
USB Wireless N Adapter Transfers At Up To 300Mbps

This is a generic-branded USB Wireless N adapter based on the Ralink RT3072 chipset. It can transfer at up to 300Mbps, unlike commonly found less-capable models that only support 150Mbps.…

USB Wireless N Adapter Transfers At Up To 300Mbps
Happy Birthday Vlad!

Happy Birthday to Vlad, who turned 31 last Sunday.

His birthday was celebrated amongst many friends, electronic synth-pop music, kava, drink, platters of food, caramel mud cake and lots of gadgets…

12 Channel Smart AA, AAA and 9V Battery Charger with Discharge Function

This is a microprocessor-controlled battery charger that can charge up to 10 x AA/AAA batteries and 2 x 9V batteries. It supports both NiCad (Nickel-Cadmium) and NiMH (Nickel-Metal Hydride) simultaneously.…

12 Channel Smart AA, AAA and 9V Battery Charger with Discharge Function
LineX Stereo FM Transmitter

The LineX Stereo FM transmitter transmits any stereo audio signal that you connect to its 3.5mm jack. This can be from any audio device including your iPod, MP3 player and…

LineX Stereo FM Transmitter
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WKB-1000 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard With TouchPad

Written by Vlad on October 10, 2010 – 4:25 pm - 4,478 views

Skymaster WKB-1000 Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad - Front View

The WKB-1000 is a combined wireless keyboard and touch pad oriented towards Media Centre/Entertainment/Home Theatre PCs. It is light and slim, weighing 540g (1.2lbs) and measuring 422x180x19mm (16.6×7.1×0.75 inches). It operates over 2.4GHz radio and comes with a USB RF receiver, which operates over a maximum distance of 10 metres (33 feet). When plugged in to a PC, it emulates a standard keyboard and mouse, so it doesn’t need any special drivers. It it powered by two AA batteries, and has several features to prolong battery life. This receiver conveniently fits into a slot underneath the keyboard for storage or transport.

Developed by Taiwanese manufacturer ORTek, it is sold in Australia as the Skymaster WKB-1000 and in the rest of the world under other names including Ortek WKB-1000, Ergotouch WKB-1000, Wireless Entertainment Ergo Keyboard w/ Touchpad or just Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard with Touchpad. Another model with a slightly different hotkey layout is the Ortek WKB-1100, commonly sold in the USA as the Adesso WKB-4100 UB.

Why I bought the Skymaster WKB-1000 wireless keyboard and touchpad.

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