Media Center Keyboard for Mini?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mumbo, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. mumbo macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2005
    Does anyone know if the MS media center keyboard will work with the Mini?
    It's exactly what the Mini needs for use as media center with a tv, IMO, what with the mouse, keyboard and media buttons built into one unit. I'm surprised that some nice looking Mac equivalent doesn't already exist, esp. with Frontrow integration.
    The only other similar products I've come across are rather ugly things from Motion Computing and a couple others, but without the MC funtions.
    Anyone else been exploring this area?
  2. LastLine macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2005
    Works with: a Media Center PC that runs Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 or later and has a Windows® XP Media Center Edition Infrared Receiver.
    An available Universal Serial Bus (USB) port
    Does Not Work with: a Media Center Extender for Xbox® or with a Media Center Extender set-top box.
    "Update Rollup 1 for eHome Infrared Receiver for Windows XP Media Center Edition" or later is required, but not included in the package. Download free of charge* at »
    *Local and/or long-distance telephone toll charges may apply.
    **Before installing this update you should close Media Center and ensure you do not have any scheduled recordings running during the update process. If you do not close Media Center during the installation, you must restart your computer to complete the driver update.
    4 AA alkaline batteries required (included)
  3. mumbo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2005
    Yeah, saw those specs too, but the motion computing ones don't say mac supprt either and I've heard they work pretty well.
    So, has anyone tried it, or has anyone seen something like this specifically for the mac at all? Any experiences to share?

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