updated 04:30 pm EDT, Wed June 10, 2009
Econo-Keys flip keyboard
Econo-Keys recently announced the addition of its EK-76-TP mobile keyboard that flips over to reveal a touchpad. While not completely functional, as users would be hard-pressed to use both the keyboard and touchpad simultaneously, the EK-76-TP is ultra-portable, measuring in at about 9 by 3.5 by 0.4 inches. The keyboard sports a USB interface and is compatible with Windows and Linux operating systems.
Like other products in the Econo-Keys range, the EK-76-TP meets IP67 standards, meaning it is resistant to dirt, dust and water. Its lack of gaps between keys, unlike standard keyboards, allows it to be disinfected with any hospital-grade cleaning agent or otherwise washed. There are 76 keys, including 12 function keys.
The EK-76-TP is now available through the company's website, priced at $146.