Sure, you can get by typing on a tablet’s virtual keyboard. If you want to type as fast and as accurately as possible, though, carrying a portable keyboard will always prove to be a more efficient alternative. And while there are plenty of such peripherals in the market, Microsoft’s new Universal Foldable Keyboard should be one of the more interesting options.
Designed for universal use, the keyboard is compatible with any device running Android, iOS, Windows and OS X, ensuring you can switch from an iPad to a Surface 3 to a Samsung Galaxy phone to an iMac without any issues. Just pair it with the device over Bluetooth and you’re set.
Measuring 11.6 x 4.9 inches (w x l), the Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard is about as full-sized a typing peripheral as you can get for portable use, ensuring you’ll have an easy time, whether you’re writing a report on the road, typing a long email, or defending your long-winded opinions about unimportant things on a thread with people you don’t know in Facebook. Yeah, we all get baited in those things, sometimes. It folds up in a really compact bundle, too, measuring just 5.8 x 4.9 x 0.45 inches, making it just slightly smaller than a CD case. Yes, we still remember those.
The keyboard can pair with up to two devices at a time, with the ability to switch between the two at the push of a button. Other features include water-repellent keys and an onboard battery good for up to three months of use on a single charge.
Slated for availability in July, the Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard is priced at $99.95.