Think Outside Inc. on Wednesday announced new drivers for its
Stowaway Bluetooth Keyboard
that render it compatible with Palm OS-based devices. The portable keyboard is already compatible with Bluetooth-enabled Macs and PCs as well as a range of Pocket PC and Symbian OS-based PDAs and smartphones.
The US$149 Stowaway Bluetooth Keyboard is a collapsable, full-sized keyboard with 18mm spacing. It includes a carrying case and a detachable stand that can be used to mount your phone or PDA. It weighs less than six ounces and measures 5.5 x 3.9 x .5 inches closed, 9.9 x 5.8 x .5 inches open. Manufactured of polycarbonate material, the Stowaway Bluetooth Keyboard draws its power from two AAA batteries. Rubber grips keep the keyboard from slipping when in use.
Version 3.0 of the drivers adds support for Palm Bluetooth — Think Outside’s compatibility list includes PalmOne’s Treo 650, Tungsten T2, Tungsten T3 and Tungsten T5 models. The Palm OS driver is available for download from Think Outside’s Web site.
In related news, Think Outside indicated that it will be releasing beta drivers for Windows Mobile Smartphones in the next 30 days. The driver will support the Motorola MPX220, iMate SP3 and SP3i, Audiovox 5600, o2 XphoneII, DoPod 565 and Qtek 8010. An updated Pocket PC driver has also been released that adds new features, including support for Think Outside’s companion Stowaway Bluetooth Mouse, which is also Mac-compatible.