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Microsoft’s new portable Bluetooth keyboard works with an iPad or iPhone

Microsoft’s new portable Bluetooth keyboard works with an iPad or iPhone

September 16, 2014

If you’re in the market for a well-made and reasonably priced Bluetooth keyboard option for an iPad or iPhone, Microsoft has an interesting new option. Yes, that Microsoft.

The new Universal Mobile Keyboard is designed to work with iOS, Windows, and even Android devices.

Featuring an integrated stand, the rechargeable battery can last for up to six months on a single charge. The keyboard can also be paired with up to three different devices. Just open the keyboard, and it automatically turns on and connects via Bluetooth. Closing the case will shut down the device.

Here’s a quick video showing off the keyboard. Click here if you can’t see it.

Available in black or gray, the keyboard will retail for $79.95. It will be available sometime next month. For more information, visit Microsoft’s site.

If you’ve got a little more cash to spend and have an iPad Air, I recently reviewed the ClamCase Pro for Apple’s flagship tablet. While it costs significantly more than Microsoft’s solution, the typing experience and high-quality construction make it a worthy contender.

For other recent accessory news, see: Misfit introduces Flash, an inexpensive fitness tracker for iPhone, This week in accessories: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus case roundup, part 1, and Philips, not Beats, unveils the first headphones that connect via an iOS device’s Lightning port.

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