Looking to snag a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard to accompany that brand spanking new slate? If so, Microsoft has announced the Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 ergonomist-approved peripheral that can be used with Android, iOS and Windows-based tablets sans wires. Implementing the Comfort Curve design, the wireless keypad frees up a much-needed USB port on desktops -- should you opt for a more 9-to-5 approach. Powered by three AAA batteries, the keyboard will be available this month for $50. If you're in need of a bit more convincing, hit the PR button below and prepare to kiss that carpal tunnel pain goodbye.
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Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000
December 2011

technology allows connection to Windows-based tablets, iPad and iPad 2, and many Android tablet devices without cords or USB nano transceivers, thereby freeing up a USB port. The lightweight, slim design of this full-sized keyboard makes it convenient to carry without compromising durability. The high-quality construction of the keyboard is designed
for travel and mobility. With the Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000, you can type easily on a plane, capture notes in a conference room or catch up on personal email from the couch.

Featuring an ergonomist-approved "Comfort Curve" design, the Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 promotes a more natural wrist posture, is easy to use across many devices and makes a perfect tablet companion.

Top Features and Benefits
• New! Tablet compatibility with Windows, iPad and iPad 2, and many Android tablet devices

• Ergonomist-approved "Comfort Curve" design promotes a more natural wrist posture

• Bluetooth wireless frees up a USB port by easily connecting to a Bluetooth-enabled computer, and no USB nano transceiver is needed

• Ultrathin, stylish design makes it lightweight and portable for travel

• Three-year limited hardware warranty

Ergonomic Design 101 - Questions you always wanted to ask ...
Why should people care about ergonomic design?

People should prioritize finding a mouse and keyboard that work well for their bodies and their work environments. This can help you to be more comfortable, be more productive
and ultimately enjoy working with your computer more.

How does Microsoft's Comfort Curve make a difference?

The curved shape of Microsoft ergonomic keyboards promotes a more natural hand, wrist and forearm posture.

Learn more about Healthy Computing by visiting the Microsoft Hardware website.

-Dr. Dan Odell
Certified Professional Ergonomist and
Microsoft's resident comfort expert

Top-Line System Requirements
To use the Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000, consumers need the following:

For a Windows-based PC:
• Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP with Service Pack (SP2) or later

• 2 AAA alkaline batteries (included)

• Supported device enabled with Bluetooth version 2.0

For Macintosh:
• Mac OS X v.10.4–10.5.x

• 2 AAA alkaline batteries (included)

• Supported device enabled with Bluetooth version 2.0

Works with iOS 4.2.1, 4.3.1 and 4.3.2. Works with Android 2.2 (Froyo), 3.0 and 3.1 (Honeycomb).

Availability and Pricing
Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 will be available in December 2011 for an estimated retail price of $49.95 (U.S.).

The Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 is backed by a three-year limited hardware warranty. The limited warranty and license agreement are available at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/warranty.

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