THE TALKING TYPE
With almost everything moving towards touch interfaces, physical keyboards in smartphones are on the way out. The larger displays on tablets don’t leave much scope for attachmetn to a keyboard either, prompting companies to come up with wireless keyboard accessories.
Trying to be different from the others, Elecom has combined a wireless keyboard and a Bluetooth headset melded into a single accessory.
The compact and stylish keyboard has a display on top for notifications such as Bluetooth connectivity and battery status, incoming and outgoing call numbers. Typing with the keyboard, which has to be paired with your device, was difficult thanks to the display which splits the first two rows of the keys. But with time we got used to the placement of the keys.
The device worked quite well as a handset too. While the front had the number keys, the actual call can be made only from the rear of the device. Incoming numbers flashed on the small screen, a handy feature when the phone was in the handbag or pocket.
It also has a 3.5-mm port for headphones, just in case you want to listen to music from your phone.
ELECOM TK MBD041BK Price:
BAG IT OR JUNK IT? Innovative, but with a super expensive price tag.