If you have many devices and find it cumbersome to have individual external keyboard for each device to improve your productivity, take a look at this product from Logitech. In a single dial, you can switch between devices.
Logitech unveils this new cross-device Bluetooth keyboard, Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480, that can connect to your PC, Android, iOS and Chrome OS via a switch dial. It is super affordable at S$59.
I think this keyboard is super useful for people with multiple devices on multiple OSes. By using just a single keyboard, you can access a few different platform. In terms of productivity, I am sure it will help.
And the pricing is very affordable, making it even more attractive. I think I am in need of one 🙂 . Here is how your devices can sit on the keyboard.
There is a white version too.
Here are the features and specifications.
Logitech® Bluetooth® Multi-Device Keyboard K480
The Desk Keyboard for Your Computer, Tablet and Smartphone
Price: SGD$59.00 Available from: mid-September 2014
The Logitech® Bluetooth® Multi-Device Keyboard K480 is a cross-device keyboard that works with your computer, tablet and smartphone. The Easy-Switch™ dial lets you easily switch typing among three connected Bluetooth wireless devices and the integrated stand holds your phone or tablet at just the right angle for you to read while you type.* You’ll find a familiar keyboard layout with all the shortcut keys you use the most, whether you’re typing on a Windows®, Mac® or Chrome™ computer, or on an Android™ or iOS tablet or smartphone.
- Type on anything: A computer keyboard for your desk that also works with your tablet and smartphone.
- Easy-Switch™ dial: Simply turn the dial to seamlessly switch among up to three Bluetooth wireless devices.
- Multi-OS: A familiar keyboard layout with all the shortcut keys you use the most, whether you’re typing on a Windows, Mac or Chrome computer, or an Android or iOS tablet or smartphone.
- Integrated stand: Hold your mobile device at just the right angle to read while you type in comfort.
- Bluetooth wireless technology enabled computers or mobile devices that support external keyboards (HID profile). Check device manufacturer for details.
- PC: Windows® 7, Windows® 8 or later
- Mac: Mac OS X® or later
- Chrome OS™
- Apple® iPad® or iPhone®: iOS 5 or later
- Android™ tablet or smartphone: Android 3.2 or later.
- Internet connection (for software download)
- Height: 20 mm (or 0.79 inches)
- Width: 299 mm (or 11.77 inches)
- Depth: 195 mm (or 7.68 inches)
- Weight: 820 grams (or 1.8 pounds)
- Bluetooth range: up to 10 m (30 feet)**
- Battery life: 2 years***
- 1-year limited hardware warranty
*Smartphones and tablets up to 11mm thick, 26cm wide (up to and including 11’ tablets), or 2.5kg weight
** Bluetooth wireless devices that support external keyboards (HID profile).
*** Battery life calculation based on an estimated two million keystrokes/year.
Logitech Unveils First Keyboard Designed For Your Computer, Smartphone and Tablet
Type Across Three Devices – on Any Major Operating System – with the Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480
SINGAPORE — 4 Sept 2014 — Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) unveiled the Logitech® Bluetooth® Multi-Device Keyboard K480, the first desk keyboard designed for use with up to three devices, regardless of computing platform. Now you can type a report on your computer and, with the flick of the Easy-Switch™ dial, respond to a message on your smartphone and type a tweet on your tablet. The universal keyboard can connect to three different Bluetooth wireless devices at once, whether you are using a Windows®, Mac® or Chrome OS™ computer, or an Android™ or iOS tablet or smartphone.
“Typing needs have evolved and consumers are computing and texting across multiple screens, often using two or three different operating systems,” said Moninder Jain, Managing Director for Logitech Southeast Asia and India. “The Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480 makes it simple for people to work, create or communicate quickly and comfortably, no matter what computing device or platform they are using.”
You can type in comfort on a full-size desk keyboard with a familiar layout and all the shortcut keys you use the most. The durable, integrated stand firmly holds your phone or tablet at just the right angle for you to read while you type. With a choice of two color schemes, the keyboard is designed to blend into your home decor without sacrificing style.
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480 is expected to be available in Singapore from mid-September 2014, for a suggested retail price of SGD$59. For more information, please visit www.logitech.com/news/K480 or our blog.