Microsoft Designs Bluetooth Keyboard for Tablets

21 Dec

This keyboard is designed to be used with Apple’s two iPad tablets, numerous Android devices and Microsoft Windows.

Keen eyes have discovered that Microsoft has raised a count in its library of gadgets with a new keyboard. Simply called the Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000, it’s compatible with Microsoft Windows, Apple’s iPad and iPad 2, and “many Android devices.” It measures just 0.62-inches in depth, making it nearly twice as thick as Apple’s flagship device.

“Miss the tactile feeling of a real keyboard when typing on your tablet? The full-sized Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 enables more comfortable typing than on-screen keyboards, and encourages natural posture with the Comfort Curve design,” says the product description. “And at less than three-quarters of an inch thick, you can easily slip it into your bag, which makes it the perfect mobile companion. Plus, there’s no need to worry about cords or transceivers.”

Microsoft’s big selling point is not only in the tablet-friendly Bluetooth connection, but the keyboard’s  shape with “comfort curve” design that “encourages natural wrist posture and is easy to use.” This does not need an USB-based Bluetooth adapter. Except this features, it will be just another Bluetooth keyboard that works on three AAA alkaline batteries and requires a PC enabled with Bluetooth technology.

It’s probably no coincidence that we’re seeing this tablet-oriented keyboard show up right before CES 2012. Windows 8 tablets are planned to launch not before the fall, but this does not stands as an obstacle  for Microsoft from getting ready while offering a branded product for competing devices in the process.

Microsoft’s Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 is offered now for $49.95 and can be purchased directly from the company here.

Source: tomsguide

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