Satechi has released a pair of new wireless keyboards with support for up to five different Bluetooth devices. This California-based company went along with traditional stereotypes and made the Mac/iOS version silver with white keys and the PC/Android version black with black keys.
Either keyboard can technically be used with any device that supports Bluetooth keyboards, but you’ll want to pair them up with the types of devices they were intended for to take advantage of the OS-specific keys. For example, the Mac/iOS version features lock button, home button, and spotlight search keys for iDevices.
At just 0.7-inches thick, it is pretty much the same size as the standard Apple keyboard. But the Satechi’s killer feature is the ability to be synced with up to five unique Bluetooth accessories at any given time. That means you can seamlessly go from typing on your Mac to your iPad, to your iPhone, to your Apple TV, to your — never mind, I’m sure you get the idea. I have the Logitech K811 backlit keyboard and although it only syncs with three devices, I find this feature absolutely invaluable after using it for a few short months.
Unfortunately, just like the Apple keyboard, you’ll have to supply two (AAA) batteries to power it. We recommend picking up a pack of eneloop or AmazonBasics rechargeable batteries to save yourself a few bucks and headaches down the road.
The Satechi Bluetooth Wireless Smart Keyboard is now available for $54.99 at Amazon.
Full press release follows:
The Bluetooth Wireless Smart Keyboard delivers a comfortable typing experience and features whisper-quiet keys, reducing distractions and creating a more efficient workspace. The lightweight design of the keyboard also gives users the freedom to take it with them on the go to use with any mobile device.
For added functionality, the Bluetooth Wireless Smart Keyboard features multimedia keys to provide instant access to control video and audio content, including play/pause, volume, forward/backtrack and more. The keys can also activate the home screen and onscreen keyboard on mobile devices. The white version features specific keys mapped for use with Mac/iOS, while the black version has specific keys mapped for use with PC/Android.
Other features include an on/off switch and sleep function to maximize battery life. If desired, users can wirelessly switch between 5 connected devices with the simple press of a button or can create a wired connection via the included USB cable.
The Bluetooth Wireless Smart Keyboard is available for an introductory price of $54.99 it’s available at Satechi.net and Amazon.com.