Slim BlueTooth Keyboard Is Oh, So Tiny

Cutting out tethers to keyboards is not an easy thing regardless of how many touch-based devices we see and use. And given the iPad’s big launch, I’m guessing that BlueTooth keyboards are going to be in vogue again here shortly, as already we’re seeing a number of folks (like me) dusting off their iGo Stowaway keyboards to use with that device. Given that the iPhone 4.0 OS is also supposed to allow a keyboard to work via BlueTooth, I’m guessing we’re going to see options sprouting up in the market.

Like this one. It’s called the Slim Bluetooth Keyboard and it certainly looks slim and small. In fact to my eye it looks a bit too small to be successful. Certainly this is aimed at those who love their slider keyboards on Smartphones, but want a phone without an attached keyboard. But in my mind the ergonomics of this don’t make much sense. It will set you back $37.

Via RedFerret

2 Comments

  1. Rob C

    05/05/2010 at 6:46 am

    I like it. On personal trips, I increasingly travel with just my smartphone, and it’s a Touch Pro – not one of the recent batches of superphones. And I do some fairly heavy word processing with that.

    My next phone will likely be the keyboard-less Nexus One or EVO 4G. I don’t mind sacrificing the keyboard for most use, but when I need to do real work (I have done some substantial work on my Touch Pro, and I’m a mechanical engineer) one of those Superphones + a little stand + this keyboard would be fantastic.

    I wonder what the actions of the keys is like. Are they the hard-to-press, thumb-typing variety, like on an integral keyboard? Or do they require less force, maybe even allowing you to lay it on an airplane tray and type with one hand? The former makes sense for an integral keyboard (especially front facing), but I think the latter would be more valuable in a standalone device.

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  2. David Howard

    05/05/2010 at 9:01 am

    Warner,

    Funny you should mention it, but I have the iPad paired up with my old iGo Stowaway bluetooth keyboard and it works great. I do like the smaller size of this one you show here. I can type about as fast on a phone as on a full sized keyboard.

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