Microsoft Announces Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000, Carpal Tunnel Cases Sure To Drop

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News Posted: Sat, Dec 17 2011 2:58 PM
The lack of a physical keyboard on tablets is both inconvenient and can take a toll on our hands and wrists. To alleviate these issues, Microsoft announced a new mobile wireless keyboard, the Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000.

As the name suggests, this keyboard uses Bluetooth to connect with a mobile device instead of using a dongle or cable, which is a most welcome feature. The Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 features a Comfort Curve design that should make typing a more comfortable and healthy experience when on the go, and it supports Windows, iOS, and Android devices.

This is a full-size keyboard, so it won’t exactly fit in your pocket, but at 13.9 x 6.54 inches (and just 0.62 inches thick), it will fit neatly into any laptop bag.

The Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 is now available for $49.95.

Get Comfy With Microsoft’s Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000

With tablet purchases expected to increase 81 percent from now until 2015, laptops and tablets have become essential technology tools both at work and home, and often our fingers and wrists suffer especially when confined to an on-screen keyboard.

Today, Microsoft Hardware offers a more comfortable keyboard experience with the new Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 — the perfect balance of portability and comfort for both tablet and laptop users. Featuring an ergonomist-approved Comfort Curve design, the Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 promotes a more natural wrist posture whether you’re typing from your office cube, the couch or your favorite café. The keyboard’s comfort does not compromise its portability because its slim design makes it lightweight and convenient to carry — just throw it in your bag and you’re off!

Ditch the cords, docks and USB Nano transceivers and connect via Bluetooth to Windows-based tablets, iPads and Android devices with ease. Whether you’re searching for the latest music, taking notes in a meeting or just catching up on email, make sure you’re getting things done comfortably. The Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 is available now in the U.S. for $49.95.
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I'll stick with my ms natural ergonomic 4000. They should really bundle these with cheaper hp/dell/lenovo computers for companies.

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AKnudson replied on Sat, Dec 17 2011 11:31 PM

This is really a field that has not interested me until today. But i do realize the need for this device i am however concerned that windows was beaten to the punch several times already. Is there a Bluetooth keyboard with android support that has a number pad?

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rapid1 replied on Sun, Dec 18 2011 11:19 AM

I like these better design wise than the way the split key keyboards were made, but I personally have never really used one. This one specifically though I could see as probably being nice to type with. I personally prefer a PS2 keyboard for response and a laser or better Mouse for the same reason generally for when I am getting my game on or typing larger amounts of text (larger than a response unless of course it is one of my longer efforts).

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ajm135 replied on Sun, Dec 18 2011 11:42 PM

Sweet. One less thing to worry about with this keyboard.

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I really like this curved design. It would be great if this design took off and became more mainstream. Is it really much more expensive to add a curve to the design of a keyboard? More manufacturers should do it... but I guess it really is difficult to teach an old dog a new trick... in this case, is it profitable for manufacturers to change their entire lineup of keyboards? If the demand is there, then yes.

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