NICE! Portable Bluetooth Keyboard for Tablet PC
I adimit it. The Tablet PC pen input feature is fun. It is unique. Sometimes I could even call it “natural” (just as Bill Gates has often referred to this functionality of the Tablet). But I also admit that sometimes like a 2-pack a day smoker that I am “jonesing” for the beloved keyboard.
Last spring while attending CES in Atlanta, I traveled light. Oh yes, thinking I was doing it “smart” like a true tech enthusiast, I brought my Tablet PC and a soft “roll up” USB keyboard (which I thought would be a great asset to typing up some stories to post to our sites quickly). Umm, I thought wrong. That keyboard was used one time, and has now been retired to my milk crate of unused/outdated/crappy technology in a dark closet. I now must say that with some real enthusiasm that I anticipate traveling with a new companion for the next trip. This new Bluetooth Keyboard offering from Motion Computing looks as though it can be an answer to my prayers. According to Motion the keyboard:
“allows the freedom and convenience of wireless keyboarding! Bluetooth technology eliminates cable tangle and lets you use the device up to 30 feet away from your tablet. It’s small, mobile form-factor includes a roller-ball pointer, mouse click buttons, and multimedia keys. It’s ergonomic design supports keyboarding and mouse navigation while standing, sitting, on your lap, or in a Motion Field Case. It also uses the same standard key size and spacing found on most mid-sized notebook computers.”
Okay Motion. I am sold! Even “mouse jonesers” should find some limited support for their fix with the integrated navigation buttons thoughtfully added by Motion’s engineers. The keyboard lists for $149 from Motion Computing. For an extra $40.00, you’ll score this cool case (pictured) bundled with your keyboard for an all inclusive travel solution. To get the specifics on the goods, visit the Motion Website at: https://www.motioncomputing.com/
Barry J. Doyle