Microsoft’s new wireless keyboard works with Windows tablets, iPhones, iPads and Android devices


Next month, you’ll be able to use a single wireless keyboard with just about any mobile device, regardless of the software platform it uses. The keyboard is coming from Microsoft, of all places. The company announced its $79.99 Universal Mobile Keyboard on Tuesday, saying that it will be available in October.

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After years of seeing wireless keyboards from [company]Microsoft[/company] that required proprietary dongles or attachments, the Universal Mobile Keyboard is refreshing. It uses a standard Bluetooth connection and will work with any mobile device that supports the Bluetooth Human Interface Device (HID) profile. That means you can use it with a Windows 8.1 or RT tablet in the morning, type emails and web searches on an [company]Apple[/company] iPhone or iPad in the afternoon, and finish the night typing away on a [company]Google[/company] Android device, all with the same keyboard.

That’s not an entirely new concept for other keyboards, but it…

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