The quest for the perfect portable keyboard has seen all manner of designs, whether they, , or even . But no one seems to have found the killer solution just yet--and we doubt the latest attempt by I-O Data is the exception.
There's no disputing that this Bluetooth keyboard, which is designed for use with a mobile phone or PDA, is portable enough at 6 by 3.6 inches and only half an inch thick. Those petite dimensions, however, could well be what limits its success. Just look at the picture accompanying this item: Unless the hand model has a dangeously overactive pituitary gland, this is one tiny keyboard.
Making matters worse is its $150 price tag on the Japanese market, far more expensive than many other portable versions. And so far as we can tell, it doesn't even.