Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard for HTPC

Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard

Brando keeps making life of HTPC owners nicer and easier. Its new Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard is not bigger then ordinary remote control but provides QWERTY input, mouse touch-pad and navigation buttons. It has built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery which can be charged from PC USB port, and a lecture laser pointer in case if you need it.

The new Brando Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard probably the best portable keyboard for HTPC I have ever seen. The keyboard is supported by Linux, Windows and probably Mac OS X and it can be found on the Brando site at $92.00 or on the TomTop at $59.99 only.

[via Engadger]

Brando HD Media Player Docking Station

Brando HD Media Player Docking Station

The well-known producer and seller various USB stuff Taiwan company Brando announced its HD Media Player Docking Station. It accepts both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives as well as USB flash memory, SD, MMC, and MS cards. The device has HDMI 1.3, component and composite video, coaxial S/PDIF and analog audio outputs and support Full HD and understand many media formats even MKV and TS. Additionally it allows to browse photos or read eBooks in the 1080p resolution.

The price of Brando HD Media Player Docking Station is a bit expensive – $199 comparing with networked media tanks. But it might be good if you have a lot of old SATA HDDs and don’t want to buy special cases for all of them.