Coming Soon: An Ultrathin Bluetooth Keyboard for your iPad
January 26, 2013 | 2:53 pm
By Stanley Goodner
Archos, a pioneer in multimedia portable devices, has just announced the Archos Ultrathin Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad. This magnetic Bluetooth keyboard has a full QWERTY keyboard and fits 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation iPads. With a 5 mm ultra-thin profile and an adjustable kickstand, the keyboard has a very similar look and feel to the Archos Gen10 XS coverboard.
“‘The needs and wants of today’s consumer have changed drastically over the past few years,” says Henri Crohas, founder and CEO of Archos. ”Consumers expect everything to be smaller, faster, thinner, lighter and aesthetically pleasing. In order to meet this demand, we feel that we should share our innovation and design across a number of different platforms.”
The Ultrathin weighs only half a pound. The back casing is made of brushed aluminum, and the included kickstand is adjustable, so you can angle your iPad to the perfect viewing position. Just like a Smart Cover, the Ultrathin Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad clips magnetically to your iPad screen to protect your device while in transport. The magnets on your iPad also means your iPad will dock perfectly to the keyboard and stay there, even if you need to move them both together.
The Archos Ultrathin Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad will be available this March, for a $79 MSRP. Visit the Archos website for full specs.