Little wireless keyboard
It’s a lot more practical to use than my previous Logitech wireless full size mouse and keyboard combo because it’s so easy to grab, do something quick, and toss away (e.g. restart a program, copy or move a few files, type a search query, etc…). Obviously it’s not as good if you want to do anything that takes more than a minute, so in that case what I do is use my living room laptop (a Macbook Pro that’s always sitting on the coffee table) to either remote desktop into the HTPC or control it with Synergy.
Thanks to Eddie for showing me this little gem!