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Matias Introduces Keyboard For Smartphone Users

Matias Introduces Keyboard For Smartphone Users

Matias announced a keyboard that aims to change the way you use your smartphone. As you'll guess from its name, the new USB 2.0 Keyboard + Smartphone Stand features a stand that's built into the keyboard, making it easy for you to use your smartphone apps while at your desk.

"This new setup is so convenient," said Edgar Matias, CEO of Matias. "I have all these little apps on my iPod that I use all day. With the new keyboard, they're in easy reach, all the time."



As Matias also points out, the keyboard stand allows you to use your iPod for personal use and your desktop PC for business use: "It also lets me keep my personal stuff on my iPod touch totally separate from the work I'm doing on my PC," said Matias. "I can keep tabs on things with my iPod, leaving my Mac screen clutter free, and dedicated to what I'm working on."

Although Matias' comments focus on the iPod, the silicone stand is designed to fit all smartphones. The keyboard also features a built-in USB hub for plugging in flash drives or a mouse.

The USB 2.0 Keyboard + Smartphone Stand is available now for a suggested retail price of $49.95. It's available from www.matias.ca and will be coming soon to Matias Authorized Resellers.
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What an AWESOME product... Picture this, You are having a iPhone or a Droid in your pocket. Then you pull on of these AWESOME keyboards outta your back pack and MOUNT your smartphone to it. Start typing out an email, send it, UNMOUNT the phone, put it bac in your pocket. Dont forget to put the keyboard bac into ur backpack. All this while, your neighbour in the bus / subway would be cursing you for such stoopidity!!

Some people cannot be changed!!

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Xylem, you might want to read the article more carefully before commenting. The keyboard doesn't actually allow typing on the smartphone (I'll call it that so that the kneejerk Applebashers don't take seizures), it just has a place where the iPho-- er, smartphone-- can sit. They don't even say anything about whether it charges the thing while you're at your desk.

No, it's clearly a keyboard for a desktop computer, for those who want to keep their smartphone close at hand, and who have lost the cable that plugs into a USB port or the dock stand in various speaker systems. As such, it's a curious little thing that will appeal to a few people, mostly those who need a new keyboard and don't want to go for a more exotic one.

I would, however, love to have a real keyboard for my iPod Touch. Especially one that let you save keyboard macros in the function keys. When I move up to an iPad, perhaps the onscreen keyboard will be more usable, but for the moment any smartphone on-screen keyboard flls short of even a compact keyboard design.

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@ClemSnide I read the article and you're right...it seems the price premium is essentially for the smartphone stand. The title of the article is quite misleading...

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I want to edit my post but it says "Resource not found".. strange!!

As Matias also points out, the keyboard stand allows you to use your iPod for personal use and your desktop PC for business use: "It also lets me keep my personal stuff on my iPod touch totally separate from the work I'm doing on my PC," said Matias. "I can keep tabs on things with my iPod, leaving my Mac screen clutter free, and dedicated to what I'm working on."

This is where I think i got misleaded. If it is jus a smartfone stand, I dont see a point. Can you just not keep your phone next to your existing Keyboard?

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Theres somehting i have called a desk, im not sure if im the only one to have it or the inventor just doesn't have one... :(

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So it's a redesigned keyboard with a silicone pad to lay your iPho,....er,.......Smart Phone onto and a USB port to dock it too. I see no value in it. You're buying $40.00 worth of Silicone Pad and it's conveniently pre-installed onto a $9.00 Keyboard.

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This should be implemented to every keyboard as the practicality sounds great!

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komando really? i would rather just put it on my table right in front/side of my keyboard...

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