Want a Bluetooth keyboard that doesn’t take up much space in your bag? LG has just introduced a keyboard that rolls up into a stick when it’s not in use.
It’s called the LG Rolly Keyboard and it includes a built-in stand for a tablet or phone, a battery that’s good for up to 3 months, and support for pairing with up to two devices at once.
This isn’t the first roll-up keyboard on the market. But earlier versions tend to be flimsy plastic keyboards with mushy, silicon keys.
The Rolly Keyboard seems to be made of sturdier stuff, and has a 17mm key pitch. The keyboard is made from polycarbonate and ABS plastic, and has a few nifty tricks, including the ability to instantly switch between two different paired devices with a key press.
LG says the keyboard also automatically turns off when it’s rolled up, and turns on when it’s unrolled, allowing it to instantly pair with a paired device.
The company hasn’t revealed how much the Rolly Keyboard will cost or when it will be available, but LG plans to show it off at the IFA trade show in Berlin next week.
That looks great. I’d use it for sure.. Still using an old Happy Hacker atm.
I agree with the notion of a pointing stick.. & would be better if the space bar (in some way) could double up as a clicker
Interesting concept. But appears they are using some sort of suede-like fabric to join the keyboard segments together. Very low-tech.
I’d have to try it out first. But it does appear as a pretty good buy depending on the price.
They couldn’t hire an actress that can touch type?
Really, I can envision the ad:”Wanted, Actress for keyboard commercial. No typing ability necessary. Call 1-800-SAMSUNG.
Whoops, LG, not Samsung. Sooory.
I cant help but feel i regret buying this because is lacks a track-pad. I know tablets have touchscreens but track-pad is so much more efficient for many keyboard demanding tasks but i do love the idea better than most
I’d get it if it had a pointing stick.
Same. … I *may* get it anyway, but a trackstick would be an instant sell.
Unfortunately, the pointing stick normally sits between the second and third row of the keyboard, which is where the keyboard folds. Then there’s the small problem of not having any mouse buttons to click.
Well, mouse buttons are assumed when talking about pointing sticks. Assuming they can design them in, which I think is doable. I could live with a stick between the G and H keys. I’m sure slim buttons can be added too.
Really cool idea. Hope it works as good as it looks.
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