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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Foldable keyboard for your UMPC - an update


For all those users without free USB ports on their smartphones, PDAs, MIDs and other devices, or those with an aversion against cables in general, there are also bluetooth versions of those full-sized foldable keyboards I mentioned already on this blog few days ago - namely I'd like to make mention here of the "Freedom Universal Keyboard²" (from a company called Freedom Input Ltd) with its own two AAA sized batteries and - most important - bluetooth! The manufacturer claims that due to support for both HID mode (used and recognized by all PCs, most PDAs, UMPCs and smartphones) and SPP mode, a bluetooth serial port emulation protocol utilized by the blackberry family of smartphones for example, this gadget enjoys comaptibility to >200 different devices. Sure is that every device with bluetooth and either Blackberry OS 4.0 and upwards, symbian OS v9, or windows mobile 5 & 6 ( both PPC and smartphone edition), as well as Windows 2000 and WinXP is supported without need to install any drivers. No mention of linux though, and what about windows CE?? Anyway. It also comes with own PDA stand and nice genuine black leather case, (which surely added to the price enough to make it as high as 120$US), and weighs only 204 grams at 145 x 98.5 x 19.5 mm (folded together). The package is completed by user definable shortcut-style hotkeys, and to date it is available with english and german keyboard layout (french will be available too, someday). If you ever tried to write any decent piece of text with a blackberry for example, you would highly appreciate being gifted with such a thing for the next occasion I'd bet!

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