Microsoft has introduced the cross-platform Universal Mobile Keyboard, which works with major mobile operating systems available in the market, including iOS, Android, and Windows. It’s not just the tablets, the new accessory give users ability to even use smartphones with the keyboard, and boost their productivity.
Microsoft’s Universal Mobile Keyboard connects to devices via Bluetooth, and works with Windows 8 and higher; Windows RT; Apple iOS 6 and higher; and Android 4 or higher. Windows Phone is not supported, since Windows Phone itself does not support Bluetooth HID. The integrated stand which comes with the keyboard supports devices that are 10mm or thinner, and can be detached so you can place you tablet or smartphone in the most comfortable position.
The best feature is that users can pair three devices, running different operating systems at the same time. There’s an OS switch on the keyboard that allows users to seamlessly switch from one operating system to the other without losing keyboard functionality. It’s extremely easy to get started, simply open the protective cover and it will turn on, and connect to the devices via Bluetooth.
The keyboard will hit retail in October at a suggested retail price of $79.95 at the Microsoft Store, along with several other retailers. Take a look at the video below to see the Universal Mobile Keyboard in action. Clearly Microsoft is taking this “one experience for everything in your life” mantra quite seriously.