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Motorola's $99, Full-Sized Wireless Keyboard Works with Most Androids

Authored by: Steven Blum — Dec 27, 2011

A new battery-powered, wireless keyboard and trackpad accessory released by Motorola as an accompaniment to their Xyboard tablet can work with any Android with Bluetooth HID.

The $99, full-sized keyboard contains buttons designed specifically to work with your Android, including “back,” “home,” and “search.”

According to the official product page, the keyboard works with all devices enabled with the special Bluetooth software, although Android owners will probably most appreciate the specially-designed keyboard buttons.

In the video below, the keyboard is paired with the Galaxy Nexus and seems to work without a hitch. The only thing that doesn’t work on its trackpad is the pinch-to-zoom feature. While the trackpad is nice, we’re guessing the full-sized keyboard is the real selling point here.

Now if only it came with a stand so you could truly pretend your tablet or phone was a laptop...

Source: Phone Arena

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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