iPazzPort – the budget-friendly HTPC keyboard

I blame PayPal. They’ve made it far too easy to order stuff on eBay :). When I saw the iPazzPort on Engadget a while ago and read in the comments that they were very cheap on eBay I couldn’t help myself. Two clicks later I’d ordered this little gizmo from a vendor in Hong Kong. It took nearly a month to get here, but I’m glad it did.

The iPazzPort is a small wireless keyboard with a built-in trackpad. It uses RF signals to communicate with the (included) USB receiver, which has a range of about 10 meters. I had been looking for something to replace my aging BTC 9019URF which is big, ugly and doesn’t quite work from my couch.
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Ouch, Journalspace gives up, domain for sale on eBay

As much as I love WordPress, I am also a firm believer in competitive business. But that’s not why the news of Journalspace’s demise is so painful. It’s the ‘how’. Apparently, a RAID setup was their only data backup they had in place, and that doesn’t protect you from some types of threat. Most notably disgruntled former employees… Data gone. Blogs up in smoke. Ouch.

They’re selling off the domain names and trademark to cover costs, so chances are a new site will eventually emerge.

P.S. The Google ads on that page promote backup solutions… double ouch.