IBM UltraNav Travel Keyboard

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Date: Wednesday, February 9th, 2005, 13:29
Category: Accessory

ThinkPad fanatics love the clickity-clack of their laptops so much, IBM made a similar stand-alone USB keyboard to satiate me, uh, them on the desktop. Like most laptop QWERTYs, it’s missing the 10-key number pad, but it in no way feels cramped. The gap between the top edges of adjacent keys is larger than even my standard Mac and Dell keyboards, which made for fewer typos. And even though the keys don’t depress as far as those on a normal board, it was still a satisfying experience. The USB cable is short, at a little more than 3 feet. But there’s a two-port USB hub built in. And with an included touchpad and eraser-shaped pointer, I can not only ditch my old keyboards, but my mouses, too. — B.L.
[RATING: 8/10] [RETAIL: $99] [ ibm.com ]
Source: WIRED Gadget Lab [Feb 8, 2005]


ThinkPad fanatics love the clickity-clack of their laptops so much, IBM made a similar stand-alone USB keyboard to satiate me, uh, them on the desktop. Like most laptop QWERTYs, it’s missing the 10-key number pad, but it in no way feels cramped. The gap between the top edges of adjacent keys is larger than even my standard Mac and Dell keyboards, which made for fewer typos. And even though the keys don’t depress as far as those on a normal board, it was still a satisfying experience. The USB cable is short, at a little more than 3 feet. But there’s a two-port USB hub built in. And with an included touchpad and eraser-shaped pointer, I can not only ditch my old keyboards, but my mouses, too. — B.L.
[RATING: 8/10] [RETAIL: $99] [ ibm.com ]
Source: WIRED Gadget Lab [Feb 8, 2005]

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