01. 27. 2006
Foldable lightweight keyboards
I tend to write very long emails on my Treo, and often waste time contorting my fingers to try and employ correct grammar, punctuation and spelling (not a very interesting OCD) rather than relying on shortcuts that every sane person on this earth has adopted by necessity. Sometimes I wish I could beam in my keyboard from home for a few minutes then beam it back, but I absolutely hate carrying alot of stuff, even when I'm going to be away for a few days (which is why disposable underwear makes alot of sense to me).
Elekson makes a full-size fabric keyboard for smartphones, PDAs and handheld computers using "Elektex Smart Fabric." The keyboard supports wired and bluetooth devices, runs for about 10 hours on 2 AAA batteries, rolls up into a compact size that can go in your purse, and is washable. It comes with a sack for storage and a stand for phones/PDAs. No information on the website regarding availability or price.
We met some of the folks from Well Lands Enterprise, the Taiwanese company that makes these colorful folding keyboards, which caught my eye at CES. I especially like the blue one that lights up. Unfortunately, there's no information on the company's website on who their U.S. distributors are, if any.