Logitech Cordless MediaBoard Pro Keyboard for PS3 & PCFri, Apr 04, 2008 - 12:00 AM
Introducing Logitech’s MediaBoard Pro
Today, we take a look at Logitech’s Cordless MediaBoard Pro Keyboard designed for Playstation 3 as well as Bluetooth enabled PCs. It’s rare that a peripheral manufacturer launches a product that not only serves the gaming console community, but also the PC enthusiast community, so when we saw that Logitech had released a new gaming keyboard, we wanted to take a closer look.
The Logitech Cordless MediaBoard Pro Bluetooth Keyboard was specifically designed for use with the Sony Playstation 3 computer entertainment system. The designers at Logitech wanted PS3 users to have a better experience while navigating the Playstation network. The keyboard exists to make it easier and faster to manage accounts, text messenger with friends, surf the net, and navigate Playstation menus.
Beyond the MediaBoard Pro’s interoperability with the PS3 lies a very capable Bluetooth keyboard that should be able to connect with existing Bluetooth enabled PCs. Apple’s Wireless Keyboard has been on of the most successful making it’s living as the wireless keyboard of choice for the Mac-heads, so looking at Logitech’s MediaBoard with a suggested retail price of $79, the MediaBoard seems to edge the Apple keyboard with its more robust features. One seems to get more functionality from the MediaBoard because it not only features a full sized keyboard, but an integrated touchpad and dedicated media keys to make surfing from your sofa easy. Let’s take a closer look to see just how versatile this keyboard is.
From the first look, this keyboard looks incredibly nice. The black piano finish matches the Playstation3 perfectly and the slim design means you should be able to store the keyboard away with very little effort. The MediaBoard features a dedicated Menu button that takes people directly to the Playstation Network Help menu. Logitech also included the PS3 action buttons – circle, X, square, and triangle for quick action and confirmation when navigation or in-game.
- 2.4 GHz wireless technology
- Integrated touch pad with vertical scrolling
- Quick media keys
- Slim, stylish design