Interested in getting your hands on a Bluetooth keyboard that not only works with a variety of iOS devices but also for your Mac as well? If you are shopping for such a keyboard it looks like Elecom may have the solution for you in the form of the TK-FBP030E Bluetooth keyboard.
If you own a Mac notebook, you know that the official wireless Bluetooth keyboard for Mac is definitely more pricey than your typical keyboard. Then again the fact that it is an official keyboard, combined with its looks which will match your Mac perfectly, makes it really tempting.
Elecom’s TK-FBP030E is not an official Apple product or accessory but given its slender design and the fact that it comes in white, it could almost pass off as being official. Measuring only 11mm thick combined with the chiclet-styled keys, we have to admit it does look pretty good. A separate pouch is also sold along with the keyboard which will accommodate both the keyboard and your iPad 2.
It will support the iPad 1, iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS that runs on iOS 4.0 and above, iPod touch 3rd generation (32GB, 64GB), and Macs that are running on Mac OS X 10.5 till 10.6.7. Strangely it did not include 10.7 which is OS X Lion so we’re not sure if it will be compatible with it.
Unfortunately it is only available in Japan and will retail for ¥11,235 along with the pouch, which roughly converts to $147 which is more than double the official wireless keyboard. However it does come with a pouch for your iPad 2, not to mention that pricing in Japan when converted may not reflect the US price if and when it decides to grace our shelves.Related articles: