The iKey BT-87-TP is a rugged bluetooth wireless keyboard with integrated touchpad that is fully sealed and industrial quality. In fact, it is the first keyboard of its kind. The keyboard is specially sealed to be completely dust proof and fully submersible. The new BT-87-TP features 87 keys, with 12 functions keys. Utilizing built-in bluetooth technology, users can throw away dongles/adapters, break loose from wires, and be worry free when it comes to holding onto a receiver. The keyboard is built to withstand some of the toughest elements such dirty, dusty, corrosive, and wet conditions. The reason it’s so foolproof and tough is its heavy duty ABS polycarbonate case and silicone rubber key overlay, which makes it also very easy to clean.
The BT-87-TP is fueled by 2AA batteries and the only time it does require a dongle is if your computer does not have an internal bluetooth radio. It’s the perfect tool for industries such as material handling, the medical field, food and beverage processing, and any other environment in which heavy duty materials are required. Unfortunately, pricing information has not yet been released.
Both of the new Razer keyboards are powered by the same advanced and powerful technology/features used in the popular Razer Lycosa. The Razer Lycosa Mirror Special Edition keyboard differs with the addition of a high-gloss mirror finish and enhanced backlighting. The Razer Arctosa, on the other hand, offers a more minimal approach as a basic version of the original Razer Lycosa. It does not feature backlighting, but is equipped with fully macro-programmable and media access keys. The Razer Arctosa is available with silver-printed key letters as well as a black on black version.
Logitech is no stranger to the PC peripheral sector. Their mouse, keyboard, and other peripheral offerings are very popular. While numerous gaming keyboards have been released that feature backlighting, the average user did not have many options until now. Logitech claims that the new Illuminated Keyboard is their thinnest design ever. It features the Logitech PerfectStroke key system, which provides longer key travel (3.2 mm) to enhance the typing experience.
According to Logitech, “The Logitech Illuminated Keyboard makes typing easy – even in the dark. To optimize existing backlight technology, Logitech combined microlens reflectors, a multilayer painting process and laser etching – creating a backlight experience that is brighter, sharper and easier to read. Whether you’re typing an e-mail or chatting with a friend, the adjustable backlight gives you just the right amount of light. With its transparent frame, the ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard (.37 inches or 9.3 mm from base to frame) adds an elegant touch to any desk. Balancing form and function, the keyboard offers a full-size key layout (including a number pad), soft-touch palm rest and a full row of F-keys, as well as media- and volume-control keys for instant command of your entertainment.
The Logitech Illuminated Keyboard will soon be available for purchase direct for $79.99.