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Unfolding Microsoft's Universal Foldable Keyboard (photos)

This pint-size keyboard works with Android and iOS devices as well as Windows tablets and phones.

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Microsoft's new typing companion

BARCELONA -- When you need to rest your thumbs and get some real typing work done, there's the Bluetooth-connected new Microsoft Universal Folding Keyboard.

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Portable size

The foldable keyboard slides easily into a purse, but it's a little too big and square to really pocket.

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Open and close

A magnetic closure snaps the keyboard halves shut and keeps them that way.

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R&R

A Micro-USB port on the right side recharges the keyboard.

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Button press

The physical keys are responsive and spring back when touched.

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Real life typing

The split-board style will take a little getting used to for some people, but typing was fast.

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More typing

Another glance, this time over the shoulder!

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The "universal" part

See those tiny icons on the top right? They indicate that the keyboard pairs with iOS and Android devices as well as Windows tablets and phones.

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Back view

Learn more about the Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard here, and check out Microsoft's other MWC gadgets, the  Microsoft Lumia 640 and Microsoft Lumia 640 XL phones.

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