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Issue date:Oct-30-2012

The keyboard slides out with just one touch!

Combined Bluetooth® keyboard and case for iPad 2012.

On sale now!


※iPad 2012(The new iPad and iPad with Retina display)
ELECOM CO., LTD. (Head office: Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan; President: Junji Hada) proudly announces its new product, the TK-FBP048ECBK Combined Bluetooth®: 3.0 Wireless Keyboard and Case designed specifically for iPad 2012, released for sale from mid-November.

The TK-FBP048ECBK is a case designed for the iPad 2012 with a Bluetooth® 3.0 compatible wireless keyboard attached. With just one touch of the release button, the iPad rises up on its stand and the keyboard slides out. Power comes on automatically at the same time so you can get down to business straight away. When the keyboard isn't needed, it can be stored away on the back of the iPad, freeing up the touchscreen interface. And when it's not being used, the slender stand and keyboard mean that not only do they not get in the way but the whole unit can fit in a narrow space in a bag, allowing the iPad to be carried while staying stylish.

ELECOM's unique keyboard layout allows text to be input from a Japanese-style keyboard even on the iPad, giving the user a comfortable text input experience.
The keyboard is fitted with function keys on the upper part, useful for media playback, or returning quickly to the home screen. There is no need to install special drivers: the function keys can be used immediately after connecting the cable. The key type is based on the Pantograph system widely used in notebook keyboards, so the low profile key cap with 1.5mm key stroke gives a light and sure touch. The 19.0mm key pitch is both compact and easy to hit, allowing comfortable text input.

It is compatible with Bluetooth® 3.0, and pairing is fast as the receiver can be used without separate set-up. It can be operated up to a distance of 10m on a wooden desk or other non-magnetic surface, and up to 3m on a steel desk or other magnetic surface.
The rechargeable Lithium ion battery can be used around 500 times, and can be used repeatedly by recharging the main unit. The unit can be recharged by connecting the included USB cable to a computer. A light will flash to show when the all-important remaining battery life is low, letting you know when it is time to change the battery.

In addition, charger and data cables can be plugged in with the unit still in place. This unit can even be attached with a Smart Cover in place protecting the iPad 2012 screen. It comes in standard black, perfectly suited to the iPad.



TK-FBP048ECBK
Transforms into a slim and flat shape when not in use. Image of unit in use.
Transforms into a slim and flat shape when not in use. Image of unit in use.









Combined case and one-touch slide-out keyboard!

New model Combined Bluetooth® Keyboard and Case for iPad 2012.
Combined iPad 2012 case and Bluetooth® keyboard
“TK-FBP048ECBK”〈Black〉
TK-FBP048ECBK
The iPad case and keyboard combine to stay slim and stylish when not in use. The keyboard can be stored away behind the iPad, so it doesn't interfere with the touch-screen interface Feels just like a notebook PC when the keyboard is used.
The iPad case and keyboard combine to stay slim and stylish when not in use. The keyboard can be stored away behind the iPad, so it doesn't interfere with the touch-screen interface (left). Feels just like a notebook PC when the keyboard is used (right).
Combined case and Bluetooth® 3.0 Class 2 compatible keyboard for iPad 2012
Touch the release button to make the iPad rise up on its stand automatically and the keyboard slide out
Open the case and power comes on automatically, so you can get down to business straight away
Entering Japanese characters is easy on the iPad 2012 with ELECOM's unique keyboard layout
Function keys equipped to make media playback features and returning to the home screen easier
Can be used within a range of 10m on non-magnetic surfaces, and 3m on magnetic surfaces (ELECOM study)
Uses the same Pantograph system key type as a notebook keyboard
Uses a 19.0mm key pitch, both compact and easy to hit
Uses a stylish and easy-to-read original font for the key face
Stand and keyboard can be stored away compactly when not in use: great for carrying around
Charger and data cables can be plugged in with the unit still in place, so can be used while the iPad is charging
Unit can be attached with a Smart Cover in place protecting the iPad 2012 screen
Rechargeable Lithium ion battery can be used around 500 times, and can be used repeatedly by recharging the main unit
Unit can be recharged by connecting the included USB cable to a computer
Equipped with remaining battery indicator light, to show when it's time to change the battery
 Stand for the iPad that rises with one touch
Key to change between Japanese and English keyboard layouts, Function keys 
1 Equipped with an "input mode switch key" enabling one-touch switching between the iPad 2012's English and Japanese text input modes.
2 Equipped with function keys such as media keys and a home button.
Equipped with a rechargeable Lithium ion battery, chargeable with the attached USB cable. Charger and data cables can be plugged in with the unit still attached. Uses a 19.0mm key pitch, both compact and easy to hit.
Equipped with a rechargeable Lithium ion battery, chargeable with the attached USB cable. Charger and data cables can be plugged in with the unit still attached. Uses a 19.0mm key pitch, both compact and easy to hit.
[Specifications]
Supported devices: iPad 2012 *Cannot be used with iPad and iPad 2
Supported OS: iOS 4.0 and later
Bluetooth® Compatible Standards: Bluetooth® 3.0 Class 2
Profile: HID (Human Interface Device)
Radio frequency: 2.4GHz
Radio transmission method: GFSK
Radio wave outreach: non-magnetic surface (wooden desk etc.) approx. 10m, magnetic surface (steel desk etc.) approx. 3m *values obtained by ELECOM
Batteries: rechargeable Lithium ion battery (equipped inside the unit)
Operating time: approx. 1 month *values obtained by ELECOM
Key layout: 65 (Japanese layout)
Key pitch: 19mm
Key stroke: 1.5mm
Dimensions: W252.0×D195.0×H23.0mm (folded), W300.0×D223.0×H180.0mm (open)
Weight: approx. 540g (not including battery)
Accessories: USB charging cable (miniB⇔USB A, 0.75m) ×1



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