WayTools has announced its new TextBlade magnetic MultiTouch Key keyboard for the iPhone, iPad, or any other Bluetooth capable mobile device.
“At just 1.5 ounces and 1/3 the size of an iPhone, TextBlade is astonishingly light and small, and fits easily in any pocket. Built with patented, next-gen key switch technology, it provides desktop finger-spacing, and full 2mm travel (even more than a MacBook Pro), in the slimmest full QWERTY device ever made.”
The TextBlade consists of three components that connect magnetically, all powered by a rechargeable battery that replenishes via a small charger that allows the keyboard to be plugged into any USB port.
“TextBlade is brimming with advanced technology, including the World’s first physical MultiTouch Keys, ultra low energy Bluetooth Smart, and the first MultiLayer Keys, bringing symbols and editing to home row … all engineered into the most compact touch-type machine ever produced.”
The device uses a unique touch-typing system that allows as many as six unique buttons to be assigned to a single key, allowing the small-size of the keyboard. It weighs just 1.5 ounces and disassembles to fit comfortably in any pocket.
TextBlade runs for a month, and fast-charges on any USB port in just minutes, without cords of any kind.
Pricing and Availability
TextBlade is now in mass production, and WayTools expects deliveries to begin in February. The TextBlade is available for just $99 at the WayTools Store.It’s online at www.waytools.com, and goes on sale today.
We’ll do our best to get a review sample of this innovative keyboard, in order to give you a closer in-depth look.