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September 16, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Microsoft creates keyboard that works with iOS, Android and Windows devices

Add another item to Microsoft’s growing list of cross-platform offerings.

 

Microsoft's Universal Mobile Keyboard (Photo from Microsoft)

Microsoft’s Universal Mobile Keyboard (Photo from Microsoft)

Microsoft has come out with a mobile keyboard designed to work not just with Windows tablets, but also with iOS and Android devices.

According to a Microsoft blog post, the Universal Mobile Keyboard “works with iPad, iPhone, Android devices and Windows tablets. … The Universal Mobile Keyboard has an OS switch that lets you change from one operating system to another while maintaining a fully functional keyboard.”

The Bluetooth the keyboard allows users to pair up to three different devices using different operating systems at the same time. The keyboard also allows access to each platform’s unique keys on the keyboard.

The keyboard has a cover that works as a stand and that can be detached. It will sell for $79.95 starting in October.

Here’s Microsoft video on the keyboard:

 

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