Microsoft has introduced their new Bluetooth mobile keyboard 5000 for the Indian market. Priced at Rs. 3,350, Microsoft is labelling this new product as a must-buy as it has the full functionality of a keyboard, along with being compatible with both tablets and PCs and is still small enough to slip into a bag. Less than three-quarters of an inch thick, buying this keyboard also means getting rid of pesky wires, docks or trans-receivers, because it uses Bluetooth for connectivity. The Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 works equally well with Microsoft Windows, iPad, iPad2, and many Android devices – making it one of the first multi-platform Bluetooth keyboards to be launched in India. 

Slim, stylish and cool, the keyboard is very easy on the hands. It has an ergonomicy Microsoft Comfort Curve design, which promotes a more natural wrist posture which supports different typing levels and speeds. It’s also compatible with a PC, making for much less clutter on the table. 

Wireless and portable!

Wireless and portable!

Commenting on the Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000, Mr Satish Parreddi, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Retail Sales & Marketing, Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd said, “Consumers today want style, portability as well as comfort and our latest keyboard is the perfect companion to today’s mobile lifestyle. Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile keyboard 5000 is especially designed for people on the move and as the market for mobile products such as the Tablets and Laptops increases; this is poised to become an accessory consumers would definitely want”. 

The Microsoft Bluetooth mobile keyboard weighs 0.4 kilograms, features 104 keys and comes in black. It works on the standard AAA removable batteries. There is no word on how long it works on a single set of batteries, but we’re hoping that the batteries last long enough. That has been the only drawback at present for wireless keyboards along with slower registration of key presses when batteries are dying. As mentioned earlier, the keyboard has been launched at a market price of Rs. 3,350 and is available ex-stock in stores across the country. The price does seem a tad expensive, but with multiplatform support and a foldable design, this new mobile keyboard might make for an interesting purchase. 

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