Matias One Connects to Mac, iPhone in Single Keyboard

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Las Vegas — Apple already make it easy to use your iPhone with your Mac, and Matias is making it even easier to use the two together with its One Keyboard. The full-size keyboard lets you switch from typing on your Mac to typing on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with a single button, and doesn’t require any special software.

Matias One Keyboard for Mac and iPhoneMatias One Keyboard for Mac and iPhone

The One Keyboard connects to your Mac via USB and to your iOS device through Bluetooth. Like Apple’s own keyboards, it sports the standard collection of keys including the Command key and a 10-key number pad, along with three USB 2.0 ports. It also includes a no-slip pad above the arrow keys to hold your iPhone while you type.

The keyboard draws power from your Mac’s USB port, so there isn’t any need for extra batteries or power adapters, and once your iOS device is paired, switching between typing on your computer or mobile device is fast and easy.

What it doesn’t offer is a dock connector to charge your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, but the fact that you can use the same keyboard with your Mac and your iOS device is enough to make hardcore typers happy. 

Matias offers the One Keyboard with standard dome switched keys for US$99, or with Alps mechanical key switches — like Apple’s legendary Extended Keyboard II — for $199.

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4 Comments

nytesky

What an incredible idea. Too bad it is so fat and clunky. I’d buy it if it had a better aesthetic…

furbies

Still got a Apple Extended Keyboard II lurking in the garage somewhere….

Lee Dronick

Still got a Apple Extended Keyboard II lurking in the garage somewhere

The aircraft carrier! It was one of my favorite keyboards, it was so lapable.

I am pretty sure that mine was sent to either a thrift store or to electronic recycling.

Paul Goodwin

Hahaha on the aircraft carrier. I had to go look at a picture of the Apple Extended Keyboard II was. I had forgotten.

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