Eee Keyboard priced and dated, somewhat

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Remember the awesome Eee keyboard we were the first in the world to touch and play with? Well, it wasn’t just a pie-in-the-sky concept; they told me then that they were planning on getting it out in mid-2009, and it looks like they’re on track to do that. The keyboard itself appears to have changed somewhat since CES; it no longer has the MacBook style black-on-aluminum look, opting instead for a silver-on-silver — like Powerbooks.

It’s still got nice solid-looking construction, and the two-tone keys are eye-catching. They’ve added a new LED indicator in the top right, I notice — though I can’t for the life of me figure out what it’s for. There are actually two versions now, one with the wireless HDMI and one without. It’ll have a 1.6GHz Atom processor like their EeePC line, and will have 1GB of RAM and a 16GB or 32GB SSD.

The pricing is still not set in stone, but the rep at CeBIT estimated it would be about $400 for the wired version and maybe $600 for the wireless one.

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