Microsoft unveils multi-device keyboard, PC gaming controller

Microsoft's Ultra Portable Keyboard is designed to work with multiple operating systems

Microsoft’s Ultra Portable Keyboard is designed to work with multiple operating systems

Microsoft is launching PC-compatible Xbox One controller along with a Bluetooth keyboard that can instantly switch between three different devices.

The controller is almost identical to the one that ships with the Xbox One console – in fact it could even be used with the device if a user so wished.

The Ultra Mobile Keyboard, meanwhile, is designed to wirelessly connect to all manner of devices – from Android tablets to Apple phones to Windows PCs – and even allows users to switch between multiple devices at the flick of a switch.

The device also makes smart use of its protective cover – slide it off and it automatically switches on, with the cover doubling as a stand for your device. Put the cover back on and the keyboard powers down.

The keyboard will be available next month in the US for $80, though there’s no details of an Irish release as of yet.

The controller is priced in the US at $60, which is the same as a dedicated Xbox One controller.

 

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