IOGEAR Bluetooth Mini Keyboard Commands Input for Six Devices, Including Tablets and Smartphones

The portable wireless keyboard switches between six Bluetooth enabled devices from up to 30 feet away with convenient Hot Keys and an iPad Home button

Jun 07, 2011, 12:10 ET from IOGEAR

FOOTHILLS RANCH, Calif., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ( -- Continuing the pursuit of convergence through connectivity, IOGEAR(TM) announces the Multi-Link Bluetooth Mini Keyboard (GKB601B), a mobile solution with swift toggling and data input for up to six devices. The wireless keyboard can pair with PCs, Macs, Smart Phones, tablets, iPads, game consoles and other HID profile supported devices running on Android, or iOS 4.0 and above.

As tablets and smart phones take over more of the mobile computing segment from PCs and Macs, the Multi-Link Bluetooth Mini Keyboard is a traditional input device that helps people overcome some of the challenges of touch screen typing. Whether it's wobble because of a tablet's curved back or just a feeling of awkward finger placement on a small screen, the GKB601B can help.

Compact (9.125 in. x 4.5 in.) and lightweight (0.35 lb.), the IOGEAR Bluetooth Mini Keyboard can be easily stashed when not in use. Ultra-slim with a gentle arc to ensure comfortable typing angles, it combines minimalism with high-function. Adding to the form is a patented scissor key structure that provides exact, even pressure for keystrokes, an advantage over many wireless mini keyboards that rely on low-cost, less reliable membrane switches. Can you hear that? Nope, Quiet Key Touch design ensures a barely audible tap when using.

The GKB601B also offers hotkey access to My TV, My Videos, My Music, My Pictures, Record TV and DVD Player provide control functions to compliment the typing experience. Media Center hotkeys are only supported with the operating systems that have Microsoft Windows Media Center.

"Mobility is a critical function of almost all consumer technology today and people are demanding mobile solutions that are easy to use while making their lives easier," said Bill Nguyen, senior marketing manager for IOGEAR. "Our new Bluetooth mini keyboard combines mobility and multiple device control freeing people to simultaneously text, update social profiles and be productive in many other ways."

Distance travelers and people on the go will appreciate the cloth travel pouch IOGEAR provides to protect the GKB601B when not commanding Bluetooth devices.

IOGEAR's Multi-Link Bluetooth Mini Keyboard is now available. MSRP of the GKB601B is $99.95.

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