The latest craze among electronic accessories is the portable Bluetooth keyboard. These small products are very versatile and could turn out to be of great use for any mobile user. These cute little devices can team up with a whole lot of mobile devices, including UMPCs, the iPad and so on. In this article, we give you a roundup of some existing and soon-to-be-released portable Bluetooth keyboards for 2010.
Portable Bluetooth Keyboard from iFrog
FrogPad has now announced the international release of the iFrog, its unique, one-handed portable Bluetooth keyboard. This product looks most promising and is sure to get quite popular all over the world. The iFrog is compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled devices, including computers, laptops, cell phones and smartphones. It offers the user the convenience of a tiny, fully functional and portable keyboard which connects to all devices, wirelessly.
A mere 1/5th the size of a traditional keyboard, it gives the 15 most used letters of the Roman alphabet. The iFrog differs from a traditional QWERTY keyboard, in that it has an ergonomic design, using the 15 most-used letters of the English alphabet. Hence, in case you are the kinds that is too attached to a traditional QWERTY keyboard, this new concept might not really work out all that well for you.
The iFrog from FrogPad at a 3”x5” size, is extremely compact. Since it can be used with virtually any mobile device, this could well be the next-gen thing for messaging while on the move. The full-sized keys that this product offers allow easy and fast data entry, thereby making it extremely useful and fun for the user.
The iFrog is priced at AU$355 and is now on sale in the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Western Europe.
Super-slim Portable Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard
There is yet another very popular product in the market at present – the super-slim 89-Key portable Bluetooth wireless keyboard. This one is very compact too, giving the user 2.4 GHz Bluetooth digital wireless connectivity up to a maximum distance of 10 meters. The product comes with a built-in rechargeable battery via USB cable and works with PCs, netbooks, Internet tablets, cell phones and more. It could even function as a wireless keyboard to be used with video output for large monitors. The packaging comes with a neat leather pouch that protects your Bluetooth keyboard. The only features missing here are detailed information on compatible devices and retractable feet, so that the device can rest properly on any surface.
This product is now available online for around $31.
Tiny portable Bluetooth keyboard from Brando
Brando has now introduced a tiny portable Bluetooth keyboard, which is compatible with PCs, WinMo smartphones, Pocket PC, Palm OS. Only 3.7” in size and weighing less than 3 ounces, this is really light and tiny. But the flip side here is that it might now turn out to be all that comfortable for use as a regular keyboard. This product is available for $56.
iGo ultra-slim portable keyboard
The iGo portable Bluetooth keyboard is ultra-slim and folds up so as to fit into the user’s pocket. Once opened, it attains full size and works with PCs, laptops, PDAs and smartphones. The only problem with this product is the lack of a number key row. This is priced at around $150.
Freedom portable keyboard
This Bluetooth-enabled keyboard folds into half and so, is very portable for travel. It is priced at $80.