It’s been well over a year since Asus first showed off its Eee Keyboard concept, which packs a complete Windows computer into a keyboard that you can connect to a TV over a wireless HDMI connection. The idea is that you can surf the web, stream video over a home network, or do just about anything you can do with a PC on your TV. The keyboard also has a built in touchscreen panel for interacting with certain elements of the computer while you’re watching a video or doing something else with the TV display.

Now, after a major redesign and a lot of waiting, Asus says it will finally get around to launching the Eee Keyboard in April. The question is… more than a year later, are you still at all interested in this device?

Asus has also officially introduced the DR-900 eBook reader. It has a 9 inch display, WiFi, and optional 3G. Its battery is supposed to be good for up to 10,000 page turns.

While Asus hasn’t made all the specs official yet, earlier this year specs were released for a mighty similar looking machine called the DR-950, which has a 1024 x 768 pixel display., 4GB of storage, headphone jack, and support for MP3, ePUB, PDF and TXT formats.

No word on a launch date or price yet.

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10 replies on “Asus Eee Keyboard due out in April, eBook Reader coming soon”

  1. I kinda wish this thing would come out for cheaper than an equivalent EEE PC. It almost makes me hope that other companies copy this idea (Acer or MSI probably) and leave out the little touch screen.

    I have been thinking that it would be awesome to purchase a Vuzix iWear VR920 (https://www.vuzix.com/iwear/products_vr920.html) and just tote this keyboard around all day with no monitor. Think about that! However, with the price of both we’re looking at over a thousand dollars–meaning I’m not even gonna touch the idea, but I’d love to see someone else do it.

  2. My interest would be dependent on the price. If the price is reasonable, I would be interested in it. It is a retro type pc it is remmiscent of those computer in a keyboard of years ago.

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