Mad Catz has released two new keyboards for gamers that blend traditional keys with a touch of touchscreen sophistication, and some sci-fi looks too boot.  

The Eclipse Litetouch Keyboards, coming in both wired and wireless versions, claim to offer the industry’s first backlit, re-configurable, touch-sensitive LCD 3-in-1 touch panel - that allows consumers to access media shortcuts - favourite websites and open applications.

The wireless version will use a standard wireless 2.4GHz connection and features an integrated 360 degree trackball with left and right mouse buttons so you can ditch your mouse when your sitting on the couch. That panel to the side just so happens to switch between media mode, numerical-pad mode and ‘MyEclipse’ mode that lets you get personal with what the buttons do.

Powered by an internal rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, the Wireless litetouch Keyboard provides up to 20 hours of use between charges.  It's Windows 7, Vista and XP compatible, no word on Mac support.

As you might expect, the wired version offers the same elements, but without the hassle of charging the keyboard every couple of days.

Yours for $129.99 for the wireless version and $99.99 for some cable action.

Did someone mention Tron?