Typing on tablet devices can be a chore sometimes, with the touchscreen not always the best or fastest way to type emails or documents. Microsoft has now launched a new member of its keyboard family that's designed specifically for the tablet market: it's the Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 and it's already available today for all of your holiday shopping needs for $49.99.
The new keyboard, which can also be used by desktop, laptop PC and Mac users, has an ergonomic Comfort Curve designed to allow for long periods of typing by its users. It also has a thickness of just 0.75 inches which should make it easier to transport along with your laptop or tablet device. Microsoft says the keyboard can be used by iPad and iPad 2 users along with many of the popular Android-based tablet products.
Because the keyboard is Bluetooth enabled, that means that if your device has support for the wireless format it also means that it won't be taking up some valuable USB port space. It comes with two 2 AAA alkaline batteries and also has a three year warranty.
You can bet that this keyboard will be used by any Windows 8-based tablets when such products are launched, hopefully, sometime in 2012.