updated 12:55 pm EST, Thu January 7, 2010
Shaped for lap use
Microsoft's hardware division has announced a new keyboard, the Arc. The model is intended mainly for couch surfers, as its curve is designed to conform to a person's lap. For the same reason it has been built to be lightweight, sacrificing features like a numeric pad in order to weigh less than a pound.
The Arc is completely wireless, connecting to a computer through a small 2.4GHz USB receiver. Both Mac and Windows systems are supported; Macs must be running Mac OS X 10.4 or later, while Windows PCs require XP, Vista or 7. The keyboard will first become available at American Best Buy stores on February 21st, at a price of $60.