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Matias rolls out keyboard with integrated smartphone stand

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Wednesday, February 24, 2010
News Categories: iPhone Accessories

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Matias has introduced its new USB 2.0 Keyboard + Smartphone Stand. The white, full-size keyboard features a USB 2.0 port on the top of the keyboard, two standard USB ports on the back, printed Mac symbols on the keys, and a numeric keypad. In addition, it has a smartphone stand built into the face of the keyboard above the arrow keys, allowing users to keep their iPhone or other device in view at all times, and featuring a non-slip silicone pad to keep the device in place. Matias’ new USB 2.0 Keyboard + Smartphone Stand is available now for Mac, coming soon for Windows, and sells for $50.

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1

Overpriced and underwhelming. This is just a “cheapy” keyboard (i.e. rubber dome keys) you can buy at Target for $20. Mac symbol stickers, an unpowered 3-port USB hub, and some friction material don’t justify the $30 premium.

Matias, wake me up when you offer your Tactile Pro keyboard with a dedicated iPhone dock.

Posted by Herr Doktor on February 24, 2010 at 8:45 AM (PDT)

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Its just a keyboard with a spot to rest your Ipod? What a joke! And a potential rip off! I can see people buying it thinking they can use it to access their devices- only to discover they cant. And the trouble to return it would too much!

Well Done Matias!

Posted by RichardP on February 24, 2010 at 12:24 PM (PDT)

3

I wish it worked for iPod Nano…......

Posted by Josh on February 24, 2010 at 6:31 PM (PDT)

4

I could see some benefit of this set up if they placed the padded area more to the side and then you could use the Logitech TouchMouse App (free) to use as a trackpad.  But it would make more sense if it was a powered dock and from what I can see this is just a non-slip pad to rest your iPhone on.

Posted by TosaDeac on February 24, 2010 at 8:24 PM (PDT)

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