We’ve been waiting for the ASUS Eee Keyboard for a very long time, at least that’s how it feels, so it’s good to see some movement happening over at the FCC. They’ve just published the Eee Keyboard’s user manual, together with a whole batch of external, internal and wireless-testing photos. Among the details there’s a fair few shots of the media-centric nettop/keyboard hybid’s UWB (ultrawideband) system.
That couples a transmitter module in the Eee Keyboard itself with a special receiver, the latter having an HDMI port along with power, two USB 2.0 and a single mini-USB connections. This plugs into your HDTV and allows the Eee Keyboard to wirelessly transmit video and audio to the display.
Other specs fall broadly in-line with what we’ve heard previously, which means a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM, either 16GB or 32GB of SSD storage and both WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1. Onboard ports include HDMI, VGA, WiFi/UWB antenna (with an included antenna dongle), three USB and audio in/out; it also has integrated stereo speakers and a microphone. Control is via the QWERTY keyboard itself and a 5-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen; there’s also a Broadcom AV-VD904 chipset which allows the Eee Keyboard to output high-definition video.
Still no definitive word on when we can see the ASUS Eee Keyboard on shelves, however, nor for what price.