It doesn’t look like a keyboard at all, when it is rolled up. Remember the tall squarish removable batteries that you could pull out from the back of the laptop? LG’s new Rolly keyboard looks exactly the same. It in fact, is a full fledged keyboard that can work with your large screen phablets, or tablet devices. Not that there are any limitations, but using a keyboard for a tablet seems apt, than using with a smartphone.
Unfurling the Rolly keyboard would let it automatically turn on, and then connect to the nearest tablet (though we aren’t sure whether it would work with all, or only LG devices). The top of Rolly keyboard also has a stand that is capable of holding tablet devices of up to 10 inches of size.
The keys are solid plastic and can be pressed just like a standard computer keyboard, unlike the keyboards that you see coming with Microsoft Surface tablets. There is Dual pairing option available, where the keyboard can be paired with two devices, and switching is possible with a combination of keys.
The best part though, is the design as the tall rectangular shape can help fit the keyboard anywhere, even on the side pocket of a laptop bag. The connectivity is with Bluetooth 3.0, and a single AAA battery powers the keyboard for up to three months of average use.. Having a stand is quite advantageous, as you don’t have to get a separate dock for the tablet, and the keyboard does the job needed to hold the device in an angle.
“LG Rolly Keyboard is just one of the many premium input devices we’ll be unveiling in the coming months as we expand our accessories offerings,” “The goal was to create a product that could add more value to LG smartphones and tablets at the same time offering a unique design proposition that hadn’t been explored before.”
said Seo Young-jae, vice president in charge of Innovative Personal Devices at LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.
The launch is dated for September, beginning with the U.S., and then globally rolling out later. The price hasn’t been announced so far. It’ll be showcased at the IFA 2015 in Berlin.