We are steadfast proponents of compact keyboards because they allow you to place your mouse closer to them, thus eliminating unnecessary stretching and straining. Bakker Elkhuisen's M-board 870 is a compact Bluetooth keyboard featuring multi-pairing technology which allows quick switching between typing on a laptop, tablet or smartphone (done with the simple press of a keyboard shortcut). The M-board 870 is compatible with Windows, Android and Apple devices.
This is a super-sleek COMPACT keyboard; however, the keys are absolutely full-sized--critical for touch typists. Just think.... no more wasted space on your desk.
Upon first inspection, it looks very much like an Apple keyboard that ships with Macs, but there are key differences: BE's M-board features high-contrast white on black keyboard legend, and you can disconnect from your Mac and instantly connect to a Windows device.
Wireless: Bluetooth 3.0 technology (compatible with iOS, Android and Windows).
Multi-pairing: Quick switching between typing on laptop, tablet or smartphone.
Ergonomic: Responsive keystrokes and feedback due to scissor mechanism instead of membrane.
Compact keyboards do not have a numeric pad. The mouse can therefore be placed closer to the keyboard. Research has shown that 90% of keyboard users seldom if ever use the numeric pad. Using a compact keyboard results in greater comfort because it reduces the reaching distance to the mouse (Cook, C., et al., 1998), putting less strain on the shoulder and forearm. Dark letters on a lighter background make keys easier to read (ISO 9241) and increase productivity (Snyder, 1990).
|Name||M-board 870 Bluetooth Keyboard|
|Drivers||Pair & Play|
|Width||286 mm (11.26 inches)|
|Height||19 mm (0.75 inches)|
|Depth||132 mm (5.2 inches)|
|Weight||368 gr (12.98 ounces)|
|Sort||Compact / Mini|
|With USB Hub||No|
|Key stroke||Desktop keys|
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