Sometimes the on-screen keyboards on mobile devices can be a little useless, however Microsoft has today announced a new product that will try and solve this.
Called the Universal Mobile Keyboard, it is a fully-functional, Bluetooth keyboard that can connect to Windows, iOS and Android devices.
“The Universal Mobile Keyboard was built with portability in mind. It’s easy and quick to set up, especially on the go. Simply open the protective cover and the keyboard automatically turns on, and connects using Bluetooth. Shut the cover, and it instantly turns off,” explained Microsoft in a blog post. “The cover has an integrated stand that can easily be detached, so you can position your tablet in the most comfortable position.”
It does this with what Microsoft calls an OS switch, which allows users to toggle the switch and change it from one OS to another. The keyboard also sports a chiclet-style keyset.
On the keyboard you will also find an Android home key, CMD key for Apple devices and an integrated rechargeable battery that is said to last up to six months.
The Universal Mobile Keyboard will be available in October for $79.95 in black and white.