updated 07:15 am EDT, Fri May 29, 2009
speaker keyboard, mice
Verbatim has added three new devices to its line of Mac accessories, the TuneBoard Speaker Keyboard, Bluetooth Notebook Laser Mouse and Desktop Wireless Laser Mouse. The TuneBoard keyboard integrates with iTunes to control music playback, and features keys for muting, volume adjustment, play, pause, previous track and next track control. Two hot-keys included allow users to switch the enhanced bass on and off as well as toggle backlighting. TuneBoard is compatible with VoIP software such as Skype, and provides built-in mini-microphone, headphone and mic connections.
Both the notebook and desktop wireless micee offer tilt-wheel navigation for four-way scrolling, three-setting speed control, and power management technology for conserving battery power. The notebook mouse comes with a programmable scroll button, a software CD, and a quick start guide to help users. They use a 2.4Ghz RF connection and supply one-click access to key functions with three programmable buttons and a programmable scroll button.
All three products are available for purchase through supported retailers and the Apple Store, for use with any Mac running Mac OS X 10.4 or higher. The TuneBoard keyboard is priced at $70, while the notebook mouse costs $40 and the desktop mouse goes for $30.