Verbatim Announces New TuneBoard Speaker Keyboard for PC and Mac Users

Verbatim®, announced today TuneBoard™, an innovative new Speaker Keyboard, to its PC/Mac Accessory line. Gives users more control over sound playback, eliminates desktop clutter.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 8, 2009) -Verbatim® Americas, LLC, announced today TuneBoard™, an innovative new Speaker Keyboard, to its PC/Mac Accessory line. In addition to giving users more control over sound playback Verbatim's TuneBoard eliminates the clutter of speakers and wires on the desktop. With its sleek, modern design and personal music station features, the Speaker Keyboard will appeal to consumers who want to optimize their computing experience and those who want to update the look of their desktop systems.


The TuneBoard features integrated dual stereo speakers that are angled towards the listener for crystal -clear, high -quality sound and includes a media console with seven multimedia keys for controlling iTunes® with the Mac® version and Windows Media Player™, or default music player, with the Windows® version. The multimedia keys also provide muting, volume adjustment, play, pause, stop, previous track and next track control. Two additional hot keys are included for switching the enhanced bass on and off and to switch the keycap luminescent background lighting on and off.

Equipped with a built -in mini -microphone, Verbatim's TuneBoard Speaker Keyboard is fully compatible with Skype® and other VOIP software. A built -in microphone jack and earphone jack are also included on the back of the keyboard.

Verbatim's new Speaker Keyboards are designed with a modern glossy, polished surface that gives them a high -end look and feel.

"Verbatim is recognized worldwide for its leadership in providing high -quality, innovative products," said Ron Hanafin, Verbatim Product Marketing Manager. "With the TuneBoard, Verbatim is offering a win -win solution for PC and Mac users who have limited desk space but want stereo sound with convenient controls when they watch videos and listen to music."

Availability, Pricing
Verbatim offers TuneBoards for Windows® 98SE, XP, 2000 and Vista as well as Mac OS 10.4.X and higher systems. Designed with a modern glossy, polished surface that gives them a high -end look and feel, Verbatim's new TuneBoard Speaker Keyboards are available through leading retailers, Internet resellers and distributors. The suggested shelf price is $69.99 for both models.

About Verbatim
Verbatim's businesses in the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia Pacific regions are wholly owned subsidiaries of Tokyo -based Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co., Ltd. MKM's parent company, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC), is Japan's largest chemical company.

Verbatim develops and markets innovative, high -quality products for storing, moving and using digital content. Known for its leadership in the optical, magnetic and flash storage and related accessories markets, the company provides reliable, unique technologies and products that are highly sought after and
broadly distributed worldwide. For more information, contact Verbatim Americas, LLC, 1200 W.T. Harris Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28262, (800) 421 -4188. In Europe, Verbatim Ltd., Prestige House, 23 -26 High Street, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9DU, UK, (+44) 1784 439 781. In Japan, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co., Ltd., 31 -19, Shiba 5 -Chome, Minato -ku, Tokyo 108 -0014, (+81) 3 -5454 -3972. Or visit the web site at www.verbatim.com and select the country of your location.

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Verbatim is a registered trademark of Verbatim Americas, LLC. Other company and product names contained herein are trademarks of their respective companies. Specifications subject to change without notice.

Editor's Note: For photos and more information on Verbatim's new TuneBoard Speaker Keyboards, contact Andy Marken, Marken Communications, Inc.; (408) 986 -0100 or email andy@markencom.com

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