TECHKNOW: Smart tools - Logitech Keycase

TECHKNOW: Smart tools - Logitech Keycase - What is it?

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

What is it?

A wrap-around keyboard-cum-case for Palm Pilots.

What does it do?

Using a brand-new fabric-sensing technology developed by British start-up ElekSen, the Keycase is a fully functional touch-sensitive keyboard for your Palm Pilot that doubles as a discreet roll-up fabric case. The keyboard relieves users of the need to learn Palm's 'Graffiti' hieroglyphics, and makes the use of grown-up software a realistic proposition (a trial WP package is included). The case has a pleasingly retro look, making even a top-of-the-range Palm Pilot look like its ink-and-paper forebear, the Filofax.

What's the competition?

Cases aplenty, from plastic designs to snakeskin slip covers, and rigid sectional keyboards that fold for portability. But the Keycase does both jobs better. It's surprisingly easy to use and, with no moving parts, won't pack up if you spill coffee on it.

Where can I get it?

It's in all good electronic stores for pounds 99.99, inc VAT.

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