A few weeks ago I asked for HTPC Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Recommendations and got some excellent suggestions. After reading reviews on-line and checking out the various specs, I settled on the Adesso WKB-4000US.

adresso wkb-4000us I decided on this keyboard partly because I've liked previous Adesso keyboards and partly because it seemed to be the right combination of price, size, and range for our use. I was not disappointed.

The keyboard feels very solid--not cheap at all. Range is excellent and the feel, while not excellent, is better than I expected. The trackpad works well and no special drivers were required for Windows XP. It Just Works. They keyboard even came with a set of batteries!

If there's any negative to mention, it's that the USB dongle is about twice as long as I'd have liked. But that's a pretty small price to pay for being able to sit on the couch and control the home theater PC without reception concerns.

If you're looking for a good wireless HTPC keyboard, I highly recommend the Adesso WKB-4000US. It's available on NewEgg.com as well as on Amazon.com.

Posted by jzawodn at October 08, 2008 06:53 AM

Reader Comments
# Derek said:

Do you know if it will work with a Mac by any chance? I've got a Mini I use as a HTPC....

on October 8, 2008 08:19 AM
# Seth Mason said:

Can you re-map capslock to another CTRL key? I've not been able to do that on my adesso keyboard.

on October 8, 2008 03:41 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Does the normal windows registry hack not work?

on October 8, 2008 03:45 PM
# randall said:

a major downside to this keyboard is that you cannot disable the "tapping" feature under windows XP/vista. this gets annoying when typing an email or a search query and your wrist accidentally moves the cursor out from under where you were typing.

the keyboard does work on macs, but you have no ability to adjust the sensitivity of the touchpad.

on October 8, 2008 03:53 PM
# Seth Mason said:

Sorry I didn't qualify, I'm running Adesso on Linux trying to remap the capslock.

on October 8, 2008 04:06 PM
# Acorn said:

I have just bought this keyboard. I will now be using my PC on my 46 inch TV, so wireless keyboard is a must have for me. I will post a review after I get it.

on October 8, 2008 09:15 PM
# iso 17025 said:

Thanks for all .

on October 9, 2008 03:19 PM
# Life Tester said:

hehe, I just bought mine: Ione Scorpius P20MT


Haven't played much with it yet, maybe this weekend (still the multimedia keys seems to work with win iTunes :-)

Question for Jeremy: How do you use the trackpad while sitting on the couch? (it's a bit in the middle of everything, isn't it? :-)

on October 10, 2008 04:33 AM
# Alex said:

Good keyboard to be honest.

on October 12, 2008 07:26 AM
# Sandy Widianto said:

nice keyboard, I wish I will get one

on October 12, 2008 11:07 PM
# judy said:


I want a mysql database and I know this comment is unrelated to the keyboard - I am in Sf - how can we talk?
many thanks,

on October 13, 2008 06:28 AM
# bern said:

I loved mine, till i dropped it, keys all over the floor,
I know we are not supposued to drop them, but when u drop them u will remember me

on October 22, 2008 06:59 PM
# Tukom said:

Since this blog post, there has been many attempts to integrate a remote control and keyboard as one device. I think time may have come for these integrated devices: http://mymediaexperience.com/round-up-htpc-remote-controls-with-built-in-keyboard/

on May 10, 2010 11:33 AM
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