Microsoft has announced a Universal Foldable Keyboard. According to the company, the keyboard is intended for use in combination with mobile devices that run on iOS, Android or Windows.
The Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard is divided into two parts and can be folded in half for easy portability. Magnets hold the two parts together. A Windows key is missing and Microsoft is targeting use with iPads, iPhones, Android devices and Windows tablets, according to Stephen Elop, executive vice president of the Microsoft Devices Group. Microsoft even put the Android logo on the accessory and the iPhone and iPad are also mentioned on it. It is striking that Lumia smartphones on Windows are not mentioned in the list of Elop, only tablets.
The keyboard works wirelessly via Bluetooth and contains an unspecified battery that can be charged via USB. Despite the compact dimensions, there are dedicated media keys and a search button. Microsoft already announced a Universal Mobile Keyboard last year, but the new version looks different because of its foldability and soft finish. When the keyboard will be for sale and for what price is not yet known.
Update, Tuesday, 16.00: The keyboard will be released in the summer and the expected suggested retail price is 100 euros.