Microsoft unveils a portable, foldable universal keyboard for smartphones and tablets

Microsoft unveils a portable, foldable universal keyboard for smartphones and tablets

Smartphone and tablet devices are capable of running word processing software. In fact, Microsoft has extended its Microsoft Office apps beyond its Windows operating system and into Android and iOS operating systems. Quite a number of software developers have also introduced their respective office productivity apps.

However, heavy-duty typing remains incomparable in desktop or laptop computers. Touchscreen keyboards are too small while attachable keyboards can be too big and device-specific.

Microsoft, however, has introduced a portable and foldable universal keyboard. It folds down the middle and connects via Bluetooth.

Unfold the keyboard and it automatically powers on and connects wirelessly to Bluetooth-enabled smartphones and tablets.

Microsoft unveils a portable, foldable universal keyboard for smartphones and tablets

Accordingly, the company has specifically designed its universal keyboard for heavy-duty writing on the go. Thus, it makes the device as an accessory of Android devices, iPhones, iPads, Windows tablets, and Windows phones. With a thinness of 5mm, the universal keyboard easily fits into purse, bag, or pocket.

The device can also connect to two smartphone or tablet devices. Thus, with a press of a button, a user can easily switch between smartphones or tablets while still using the same keyboard.

Additional feature includes a water repellant keyset and fabric thereby making the universal keyboard spill-resistant and more durable.

This universal keyboard from Microsoft went on sale at Microsoft Store and several retailers starting July 2015 with an MSRP of $99.95. Watch the video for more information.

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