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Elecom Unveils Foldable Silicone Bluetooth Keyboards

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  1. btarunr

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    Japanese company Elecom unveiled a bunch of new foldable silicone wireless keyboards, under the TK-FBS035E series. Available in black+gray (BK), purple+green (PU), red+black (RD), and white+gray (WH) variants, the operational part of these keyboards are made of silicone, with cellophane common-membrane printed circuit sheet, which allows it to be folded around a small rectangular box that holds the keyboard's logic, the battery compartment, and a Bluetooth transmitter that lets you use the keyboard with Bluetooth-equipped PCs and notebooks, tablets, and smartphones.

    The keyboard has a standard QWERTY layout, configured for English US, and has 88 keys. The key pitch is 13 mm, and key travel (stroke) is 2 mm. When rolled out, the keyboard measures 275.5 x 96 x 15.1 mm (WxDxH), and weighs approximately 105 g. It needs two AAA-size batteries. Its Bluetooth transmitter allows a range of up to 10 m. It is priced at 7,350 JPY (US $95), and will be available to Japanese markets in February.

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    They've been for sale for years for <$10? The news is the ridiculous price?
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    Those must be the wired variants. This is wireless, and Bluetooth at that (can connect to iOS, Android, and Symbian devices). Still overpriced.
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    Yep I bought a USB one years ago for next to nothing at a discount store. Rolled up in a drawer...That wireless tech must be some impressive stuff...:wtf:
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    i guess i can see some tablet owners wanting one of these
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    wow amazing item with amazing price
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    lol

    better buy a proper backlit keyboard. that too wireless :p
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    Not really, they type just as horrible as the on screen keyboards. Perhaps even worse.
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    I don't know how anyone could type on one of these, it's horrible.
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    I THINK that these keyboards would be better than on screen garbage BUT I've never used one to have an opinion worth a crap -_- That price is insane though.
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    look at the lump of a thing on the left. that screams uncomfortable, but iPeople whouldnt mind i guess.
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    It still baffles me as to why people don't just buy a laptop.

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