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Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard: hands-on (Video)

By Stephen Schenck March 3, 2015, 2:05 pm

Microsoft’s MWC 2015 event brought us a couple new smartphones with the launches of the Lumia 640 and 640 XL, but it wasn’t just new handsets the company brought along to the show. In addition to those new Windows Phone models, we also saw Microsoft announce its latest cross-platform accessory, the aptly-named Universal Foldable Keyboard. Will its super-slim design convince you to give up on cramped on-screen virtual keyboards and return to your hardware-button roots? We went hands-on to check this guy out and see.

The Bluetooth 4.0 keyboard works just as well with Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and even full-on PCs, and even folded shut, it measures just a scant 11.5mm thick. Support for pairing with multiple devices is meant to make it easy to transition between phones and tablets, and a long-life battery means that you’ll only be charging the keyboard once every three months.

Will that $100 price tag be worth it? Can a foldable design really replace a bulkier Bluetooth keyboard? Check out what we found out when sitting down with the Universal Foldable Keyboard for ourselves.

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