LG Electronics (LG) has announced the Rolly Keyboard, a full-size rollable wireless keyboard designed to work with smartphones and tablets.
“Unlike other portable keyboards on the market, LG’s Rolly Keyboard (model KBB-700) folds up along the four rows to create an easy-to-carry “stick” that fits into one’s pocket as easily as any purse or briefcase.
Featuring high-contrast keys and a fold-out mobile device stand, typing on Rolly Keyboard is extremely comfortable because its 17mm key pitch is nearly as generous as the 18mm key pitch found on most desktop keyboards. Made of impact-resistant and durable polycarbonate and ABS plastic, typing on the keyboard offers satisfying tactile feedback not found on flexible silicone keyboards. Two sturdy arms fold out to support smartphones as well as tablets in an upright position. Simply unfolding the Rolly Keyboard enables the auto pairing function to connect easily to two different devices at the same time via Bluetooth 3.0 with the ability to toggle between the two with a simple key press. A single AAA battery powers the keyboard for up to three months of average use.”
Source: LG Newsroom
LG will launch the device in September in the US, followed by other markets later this year. No details on pricing or availability were revealed at this time, but we will get to see it live at IFA in September. You can check out the video below for a demo of the device:
The spacing between the rows of keys doesn’t look the most comfortable for touch typists, but this is an aspect designers of Rolly Keyboard probably had to give up in order to allow the keys to roll and keep the keyboard compact. This full-sized keyboard is also probably too long for travellers who might prefer a foldable or smaller mobile keyboard.
Still, we are excited to check out the product. Look out here for more news and review of the LG Rolly!