I-O Data keyboard is too small for its own good

It's one thing to be portable, but this is ridiculous.

I-O Data

The quest for the perfect portable keyboard has seen all manner of designs, whether they fold , roll up , or even glow in the dark . 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 light up .

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

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