19 Xebec Tech HTPC Bluetooth and Onyx Bluetooth keyboards review

 

Input devices are undeniably necessary for the use of a computer; at least for the time being. In the past few weeks we have reviewed a long list of high performance keyboards, mechanical or not. HTPC users however require an entirely different kind of product and here is where Xebec Tech comes into play. Xebec Tech, a newly founded company based in the UK, specializes on the design of sleek media input devices, including keyboards. Today we will be having a look at their two Bluetooth enabled keyboards, the HTPC Bluetooth and the Onyx BT, both of which are designed for remotely controlling virtually any entertainment device with a Bluetooth connection. 

Input devices are undeniably necessary for the use of a computer; at least for the time being. In the past few weeks we have reviewed a long list of high performance keyboards, mechanical or not. HTPC users however require an entirely different kind of product and here is where Xebec Tech comes into play. Xebec Tech, a newly founded company based in the UK, specializes on the design of sleek media input devices, including keyboards. Today we will be having a look at their two Bluetooth enabled keyboards, the HTPC Bluetooth and the Onyx BT, both of which are designed for remotely controlling virtually any entertainment device with a Bluetooth connection.

001 Xebec Tech HTPC Bluetooth and Onyx Bluetooth keyboards review

The Onyx was be first Bluetooth keyboard Xebec released, a truncated 78 key keyboard resembling, in both size and features, the keyboards which are usually installed on 10" netbook computers. It offers no pointer control.

0001 Xebec Tech HTPC Bluetooth and Onyx Bluetooth keyboards review

On the other hand, the HTPC Bluetooth is simply an upgraded version of the plain HTPC keyboard which we have reviewed several months ago. The new version boasts a better range, no interference and greater device compatibility. It also offers pointer control via an integrated touchpad.