updated 10:50 am EST, Fri November 17, 2006
Wireless fabric keyboard
G-Tech's Wireless Fabric Keyboard is meant to connect with PDAs and smartphones from the likes of Nokia, Palm, and BlackBerry. It's a full twelve inches long, and uses ElekTex Smart Fabric to register button pushes. Because there are no mechanical parts inside the product, the keyboard lays down completely flat, and it wraps up tight to fit within a carrying pouch. The one solid portion of the keyboard contains a Bluetooth transmitter and a port for two AAA batteries. In spite of the electronics, G-Tech says that the product is waterproof, and thus can be put into a washing machine. It should be available soon for $130, online and at 30 individual CompUSA stores.