Even for Keyboards, Thin Is In

The Mobile Keyboard 6000 is a svelte sensation.
This story first appeared in the December 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
Consider Microsoft's new Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 the Kate Moss of computer accessories: It's so thin, you may want to feed it a sandwich. The keyboard was developed to address the growing demand for portability, particularly among business users, and the spread of Bluetooth: According to an IMS Research forecast, 55 percent of notebook PCs will ship with Bluetooth by this time next year. The feather-light 6000 is just a few millimeters thicker than an AAA battery, making it the slimmest keyboard ever to emerge from the Redmond, Wash., brain trust. It's also supermodel-stylish, with a streamlined, tapered-down design created around Microsoft's wave-like Comfort Curve layout. No less notable, the Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 addresses the glaring absence of number pads on notebooks and netbooks by featuring a stand-alone Bluetooth Number Pad that can be used with the 6000 or by itself (it even boasts its own carrying case for added portability). The Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 is $89.95. Microsoft is selling the Bluetooth Number Pad on its own for $44.95--in the event your accessories budget is a bit thin as well.
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