Originally posted on November 15, 2007 @ 10:40 pm
I don’t know about you guys but I don’t like using the keyboard on my laptop when I have to work for extended hours. I have pretty big hands and I touch type, and a laptop’s keyboard makes it difficult for me to type for long periods because my wrists start to ache. It also prevents me from touch typing because I’ve been used to a traditional keyboard layout. I don’t want a recurrence of my carpal tunnel injury and I certainly don’t want to relearn touch typing using a laptop keyboard. That’s why I always try to bring a full sized keyboard with me. But then these keyboards occupy a lot of space that it compromises portability.
It’s a good thing Matias announced a Folding Keyboard for people like me. This new gadget is the usual PC keyboard with one unique feature — it actually folds. This reduces its length to half of its original size making it easier store in your laptop bag. Folded, the keyboard measures just 10.8 by 5 by 1.18 inches and only weighs a little over 15 ounces. The keyboard is connected to the USB port and, just like a full sized keyboard, has a complete number pad, function keys and volume controls. The Matias Folding Keyboard is Windows and Mac compatible and costs $59.95.