Windows 8 Wedge mobile keyboard spotted: compact, works over Bluetooth

Windows 8 Wedge mobile keyboard spotted: compact, works over Bluetooth
The more we hear about Windows 8 on mobile devices, especially tablets, the more we tend to think that Microsoft is putting a lot of emphasis on the keyboard and now we have one more piece of evidence for that - the Wedge Mobile keyboard with the new Windows 8 logo. The first image of the upcoming keyboard is coming from Czech news website WinMag and shows a tiny keyboard with what seems like a stand/case for it.

The keys are relatively large, with only the function keys on the top row being smaller than usual, but any space outside of the keys is trimmed to a minimum contributing to that compact feel.

Good news is that the keyboard will work over Bluetooth, so it’s definitely aimed at tablets and smartphones. The folding case seems to double as a stand, but we couldn’t tell for sure from the only picture available.

The website that obtained the image claims the keyboard will be launching very soon and sold together with some Windows 8 configurations. Stay tuned - it seems we’ll be hearing a lot about Windows 8 accessories in the near future.

source: WinMag.cz via TheVerge


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8 Comments

1. quryous

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

No Numeric Keypad, no SALE. I'll just stick with a standard $35.00, easy to find and connect keyboard with a Numerica Keypad. Makes life SO much easier for people who actually WORK on their devices.

2. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Agree!!! need the Numeric Keypad!!

3. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

THEN WAIT THEM BUILD ONE!

4. devilfisch

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Oooh! A keyboard with no bezel! :P

5. randomguest

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

They probably dropped it to make it more compact. It says it's aimed for tablets and smartphones so the emphasis isn't work on this one.

6. devilfisch

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I like it. It looks very portable and seems to fit well to the simplicity of Windows 8. I might buy one to replace my aging Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 which I have dubbed "the boomerang". If I needed a numpad I'll just use the one that came with my former keyboard. :)

7. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

I Don't think Microsoft. Intend slipping away quietly,quite the contrary. They've obviously spent a lot of tome and effort on Windows 8 and are looking to make a big success of it on mobile platforms in particularm

8. JASFL

Posts: 3; Member since: May 13, 2013

I own one, works great.. the cover / back support fits my limited desk area.. I find it to be a very comfortable finger spacing.. I feel it is a positive key touch and response.. my experiences started back with much older keyboards so in whereas I understand everyone poor review in regards towards a number pad built in.. it's just a standard keyboard to me, that works.. rather well..

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