The growing popularity of Netbooks and tablet PCs such as the Apple iPad is breathing new life into the third-party wireless keyboard market. Matias offers a full-size variation with a portable twist that folds in half and includes a number pad on the side, but it has some serious design flaws. The $100 keyboard doesn't lock together, which makes it difficult to use anywhere except a flat surface (like your lap) and it doesn't offer anywhere close to the amount of extras features you get on the Apple Wireless Keyboard. If you're looking for an affordable input device for your laptop, Netbook, or tablet PC, Apple offers a more attractive solution.
Our biggest issue with the Matias Folding Bluetooth Keyboard is that it just feels too big and clumsy. In fact, Mathias' plain black finish and asymmetrical fold is almost an eyesore next to the clean, beveled lines of the Apple iPad. While Matias advertises the keyboard as portable, it's actually slightly longer than the iPad is, even when it's folded. It's a less than elegant partnership.