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Issue date:Nov-06-2012

Comes with a retractable slide which allows it to be switched on

one action!

The release of a Bluetooth® slide wireless keyboard

which can be used for iPhone/iPad and Windows PCs


ELECOM CO., LTD. (Head office: Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan; President: Junji Hada) will release the wireless keyboard "TK-FBP049E Series" at the end of November. The Bluetooth®3.0 slide opens automatically just by sliding it, an action which also turns on the power.

The "TK-FBP049E Series" is a wireless type keyboard which supports Bluetooth®3.0, and can be used immediately just by sliding the main body to the left or right. It is furnished with an "Automatic Power Switch" in which the cover automatically opens and the power turns on when the main body of the product is slid. The power is turned off simply by closing the cover. It is a useful product which can be turned on immediately in one action and allows you to smoothly get to work.The product's specifications feature a cover which gradually rises when the keyboard is opened, and a stand on which a smartphone can be placed.

Due to it being equipped with a "Input Mode Switch Key" which allows the iOS mode and Windows mode to be switched, text can be inputted comfortably. Since the mode can be switched instantly by pressing one button, a single keyboard can be used for multiple terminals such as iPhones/iPads and Windows PCs. ELECOM has used its own special array to produce a model which allows Japanese input even when using the likes of iPad and iPhone.

Through the use of function keys located at the top of the keyboard, it is possible to take advantage of convenient features such as media playback and return to home screen. A dedicated driver is not necessary for installation. The product is ready to use, including the function keys, once it has been connected. The "pantograph type", which is used for many laptop keyboards, is used for the key type. The 1.5mm keystroke flat panel key top enables a light and reliable key touch.Thanks to the compact, but typing friendly 17.5mm key pitch, text can be input comfortably.

Since it supports 「Bluetooth®3.0」, as well as products such as PCs, smartphones, and iPhones/iPads which support HID Profile, it can be used without separate receivers and allows for quick pairing. It can be operated from a distance of about 10m if placed on a non-magnetic material such as a wooden desk, or from about 3m on a magnetic material such as a steel desk.
It is furnished with a battery level indicator which flashes to inform you when you need to change the battery. It also comes with an automatic power switch which turns on when pressed, and off when closed. This helps to save battery power when not in use.It is compact and foldable, and is easy to carry around thanks to the special case supplied with it.



TK-FBP049EWH〈White〉 Usage image
TK-FBP049EWH〈White〉 Usage image









Comes with a retractable slide which allows it to be switched on in one action!

The release of a Bluetooth® slide wireless keyboard which can be used

for iPhone/iPad and Windows PCs.
Retractable slide Bluetooth® folding keyboard
“TK-FBP049E Series” 
TK-FBP049EBK〈Black〉 TK-FBP049EWH〈White〉 Usage image
TK-FBP049EBK〈Black〉 TK-FBP049EWH〈White〉 Usage image
A keyboard which supports Bluetooth® 3.0 Class 2 and is furnished with a retractable slide which allows smooth opening and closing.
Furnished with an "Automatic Power Switch" in which the cover automatically opens and the power turns on when the main body of the product is slid. The power is turned off simply by closing the cover.
When the keyboard is opened, the cover serves as a convenient stand for smartphones.
Can be used with iPhones/iPads and Windows PCs.
Equipped with a "Input Mode Switch Key" which allows the iOS mode and Windows mode to be switched.
ELECOM has used its own special array to produce a model which allows Japanese input even when using the likes of iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
Comes with function keys which enable you to take advantage of convenient features such as media playback and return to home screen.
Can be operated from a distance of about 10m if placed on a non-magnetic material such as a wooden desk, or from about 3m on a magnetic material such as a steel desk. (From our investigations)
Uses the same "Pantograph type" key type as laptop computers.
Uses a 17.5mm key pitch which is compact yet allows for easy typing.
When not in use the cover can be closed to make it compact and easy to store. It is easy to carry around thanks to its special case which also protects it from dust and scratches.
Can be operated with a single AAA battery or an AAA Ni-MH rechargeable battery.
Furnished with a battery level indicator which flashes to inform you when you need to change the battery.
Does not require a dedicated driver for installation, can be used simply by pairing it.
Opening and Closing Method
Uses a 17.5mm key pitch which is compact yet allows for easy typing. Uses a 17.5mm key pitch which is compact
yet allows for easy typing.
Function key/Input Mode Switch Key
1 Comes with convenient function keys such as media playback and return to home screen.
2 Equipped with a "Input Mode Switch Key" which allows the iOS mode and Windows mode to be switched.
Comes with a dedicated case for the folded compact body, and is convenient for carrying around. Comes with a dedicated case for the folded compact body, and is convenient for carrying around.
Comes with a dedicated case for the folded compact body, and is convenient for carrying around.
[Specifications]
Supported devices: The following equipment which supports Bluetooth® HID Profile:
iPad 2012, iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS with software updated to iOS4.0 or above, 4th generation iPod touch, 3rd generation iPod touch(32GB, 64GB), Windows PC, Macintosh
* iPhone 3G, and 1st/2nd iPod touch are not supported.
Supported OS: Windows 7(Including SP1), Vista(SP2), XP(SP3),
iOS4.0 and above, Mac OS X(10.6 to 10.6.7, 10.7 to 10.7.3)
Bluetooth® Compatible Standards: Bluetooth®3.0 Class2
Profile: HID(Human Interface Device)
Radio frequency: 2.4GHz
Radio transmission method: GFSK
Radio wave outreach: About 10m on non-magnetic materials (such as wooden desks), about 3m on magnetic materials (such as steel desks)
* Based on our tests
Batteries: 1x AAA alkaline battery, AAA manganese battery,
or AAA Ni-MH rechargeable battery.
Operating life: About 8 months
Keyboard layout: 65 keys (Japanese array)
Key Pitch: 17.5mm
Key Stroke: 1.5mm
Dimensions: W161.0×D90.0×H20.0mm (When folded),
W290.0×D162.5×H83.0mm (When in use)
Weight: Approx. 238g (Not including battery)
Accessories: 1x dedicated carrying case, 1x AAA alkaline battery for operation check



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