Microsoft Hardware today announced a new Bluetooth mobile keyboard that might just turn the heads of a few iPad owners.
The $49.99 Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000, with special “Comfort Curve” design, works with Windows tablets and many Android devices, but its support for iPad/iPad 2 is particularly notable given the Apple device’s current leadership in the tablet market.
Sorry, Kindle Fire users, you’re out of luck. Amazon’s tablet doesn’t support Bluetoooth devices.
In a blog post announcing the new keyboard, Microsoft points out that tablet purchases are slated to increase 81 percent between now and 2015, with many consumers replacing traditional computers with tablets. The company is touting the keyboard as more ergonomic than typing on-screen.
The new keyboard is available in the U.S. starting today.