If you are the kind of person who likes to use a real keyboard with your iPhone or iPod touch every once in a while, you’ll probably be acutely aware just how much of a pain it can be to have to manually pair your device with the keyboard every time you use it.
Obviously, that situation only crops up if you use your keyboard with a computer as well. But what if you could just plug your iPhone in and have it connect with one keystroke. No pairing, no messing.
A new keyboard from Matias offers just that…
Dubbed the “One” range of keyboards, the accessories all feature a dock connector that can be activated by pressing a button. Dock your iPhone or iPod touch, press the button, and the keyboard instantly works with your iOS device. There are no syncing problems, and no issue with using the keyboard with more than one device.
The “One” keyboard comes in three flavors.
The flagship model is a full USB keyboard with two USB 2.0 ports and a numeric pad along with the inverted T-shaped directional keys we Mac users know and love. This model will set buyers back $100.
The second model resembles Apple’s own keyboards, and comes with a separate dock for your iOS device. This has the added advantage of being moveable, though the keyboard itself does not feature any USB ports. Expect to pay $80 for this version, called the “Slim One”.
The final model will set buyers back $200 and it is a tactile version of the flagship model, featuring Alps-style mechanical keyswitches. Called the “Tactile One”, the body is a little thicker to accomodate the keys, and three USB 2.0 ports are included.
All models except the “Tactile One” are available to buy now, with pre-orders being taken for the more expensive model.