04. 23. 2008
A keyboard with connections - Kensington Ci70
There's no such thing as too many shoes or USB Ports. Kensington can't help with the first, but does have the brilliant new Ci70 which has two easy-access USB 2.0 ports for quick connection to cameras, MP3 players, thumb drives, etc. See that built-in mini USB connector with cable? Just plug in your camera or phone and start downloading those photos for your Facebook page.
With a 35% smaller footprint and low-profile design, it saves on desk space and, they say, "reduces clutter," though I haven't seen a difference in my pile of post-it notes, press releases, iPhone cases . . . maybe the next version will organize my desk? Vacuum?
There are five keyboard hot keys for instant access to mail, media, and search, and media keys offer volume control, track control, play and pause. I like the soft-touch keys which provide a nice, responsive touch, but what really sets this apart are the USB ports and mini-USB connector.