Microsoft’s gorgeous new keyboard plays nicely with Android and iOS
Microsoft today announced a good-looking tablet keyboard that isn’t designed only for devices running its own Windows platform, but those powered by Android and iOS as well. It’s called the Universal Mobile Keyboard, and it’s folding design makes it ideal for those on the go.
The Universal Mobile Keyboard is similar to Logitech’s new K480 (albeit much thinner) in that it’s designed to work with a whole range of devices no matter what their software. It has a groove that tablets of all shapes and sizes will slip into while you’re working on them, and a switch that toggles its Android, iOS, and Windows modes.
Like other tablet keyboards, a number of handy function keys are built-in, including media playback controls, a search function, and volume controls. There’s also a home button on the bottom left-hand side and a command key for those who choose to use iOS, but strangely, there’s no Windows key.
The Universal Mobile Keyboard has a rechargeable battery that promises up to six months of use on a single charge, and just ten minutes of charging will provide enough power for a full day of use. It also boasts a folding cover that will protect the keys and save battery life when you shove it inside your bag.
The Universal Mobile Keyboard will be available next month, priced at $79.95.