Genius Introduces Windows 8 Optimized Multi-Touch Keyboard – SlimStar T8020 – in North America

Breeze Through Windows 8 with TouchPad Gestures

July 9, 2013, Chino, California – Genius today releases a next generation wireless keyboard and touchpad combination, SlimStar T8020, in North America. This multi-touch keyboard incorporates Windows® 8 gestures to let users breeze through Microsoft's® latest touch-based OS with intuitive swipes and pinches, even if users don't have a touch display.

Windows 8 Optimized Multifunctional Touchpad

SlimStar T8020 allows users to switch between three different modes on the touchpad – mouse cursor, Windows 8 gestures, and numeric keypad – simply by pressing the MODE key. The multi-touchpad provides the following Windows 8 gestures: slide, swipe, swipe from four edges, zoom in/out, and page up/down, without any additional PC drivers, and these gestures also work in Windows 7/Vista/XP.

11 Function Keys for Media and More

There are 11 function keys for media control, Internet access shortcuts and powering off the computer, giving users instant control so they can accomplish tasks faster.

2.4 GHz Wireless Technology

The 2.4GHz USB pico receiver allows users to work wirelessly from a distance of up to 15m (49.2ft). For convenience, the tiny USB pico receiver can be stored inside the SlimStar T8020.

Light and Slim

Only 1.8cm (0.7in.) thick and weighing a mere 289g (10.2oz), the SlimStar T8020 can be easily stowed away and used as a portable full-sized keyboard. This low profile keyboard is perfect for modern-style desktops.

Price and Availability

Genius' SlimStar T8020 is now available in North America for the suggested retail price of $44.90.

System Requirements:

  • Supports Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP
  • Intel/AMD processor 500 Hz or above
  • Available USB port

Package Contents:

  • SlimStar T8020
  • Pico USB receiver
  • Two AAA batteries
  • Multi-language quick guide

Product photos and detailed specs are available at:

About Genius

Genius is a leading international brand in computer peripherals. Established by KYE Systems Corp. in 1983, Genius offers PC products including computer mice, keyboards, webcams, speakers, headphones, microphones and gaming peripherals under the GX Gaming Series. The Genius consumer electronics range includes , Bluetooth/docking speakers, graphics tablets, projectors, power banks, and digital video recorders. For six consecutive years, beginning in 2005, Genius was recognized as one of Taiwan's Top 20 Global Brands, and has won multiple national awards from IF, Red Dot, CES, CeBIT and others. For more information, you can visit the Genius website at Also, you can view the Genius company profile on YouTube at