Palm Keyboard Is Handy Alternative

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2003-10-13 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

One of the Biggest Compromises that handheld computers make in exchange for their small size is ease of inputting data, which is why an external keyboard is such a handy add-on.

One of the Biggest Compromises that handheld computers make in exchange for their small size is ease of inputting data, which is why an external keyboard is such a handy add-on.

Palms $69.95 Wireless Keyboard, which began shipping this month, is an affordable and comfortable-to-use alternative to the stylus for taking notes or writing e-mail messages on Palm handheld devices.

The "wireless" in the Wireless Keyboard is infrared. The Zire 21 and Tungsten E do not share the same synchronization connector as the other units that this keyboard supports (the Tungsten C, E, T2, T3 and Zire 71), but all support IR.

The keyboard has an adjustable arm with an IR window through which Palm Tungsten C, E, T2 , T3, and Zire 71 and 21 devices receive keystrokes. (See eWEEK Labs reviews of the Tungsten T3, E.)

I tested the Wireless Keyboard with the Tungsten T3, and the keyboard could accommodate the T3 in both portrait and landscape modes.

For more information, cruise over to www.palm.com.

 
 
 
 
As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. Jason's coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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