Elecom Japan Reveals One2Touch NFC Portable Keyboard For Smartphones
If one has to type while using a current touchscreen smartphone, the default option is to use the onscreen virtual keyboard. Another option is to use an external keyboard, one which is either connected by means of cable or wireless.
Elecom Japan has released the One2Touch NFC keyboard, one that uses Near Field Communication, or NFC for short. With NFC, there is no need for setup between the phone and the keyboard as the devices automatically talk to each other the moment they get into close contact with each other without the user having to manually pair the devices together.
The One2Touch NFC portable keyboard comes in the form of a silicone keyboard which can be folded and rolled up neatly in storage. For the keyboard to work, all it needs is an Android smartphone with NFC capability to work.
Watch the video of the Elecom NFC external keyboard in action below:
An alternative method of using an external keyboard for a smartphone, which is easy to setup and especially perfect for the traveling gadgeteer.
The One2Touch Portable NFC keyboard for smartphones will is slated for a late August 2012 release at a retail price of 18,690 yen.