How did we not find out about this? Apparently, some eternity in the past, Lenovo launched a wi-fi keyboard that is mainly the underside half of its legendary ThinkPad laptops. A wi-fi keyboard that additionally included its iconic crimson “nipple” pointer/trackpad.
That keyboard is not any extra. Thankfully, Lenovo is changing it with the ThinkPad TrackPoint Keyboard II. Other than the bigger and sloped palm relaxation, I am probably not positive what’s modified within the new model. Lenovo says the keyboard has “the identical dish-shaped ergonomic keycaps for consolation” and “built-in TrackPoint for straightforward navigation in tight areas and not using a mouse.”
The place’s iPad help? — Once I first noticed this keyboard, I instantly thought: “This is able to be friggin’ superior paired with the brand new iPad Professional. As an alternative of paying $300 to $350 for Apple’s Magic Keyboard, you can choose up an affordable case with a foldable stand and this $100 wi-fi keyboard with a built-in nipple trackpad.
That dream screeched to a halt once I noticed Lenovo’s description web page: “helps each Android and Home windows.” In concept, the keyboard ought to work with iPad — any Bluetooth keyboard will connect with an iPad — however why is there no help listed on Lenovo’s web site? Someone wants to check this! Or someone at Lenovo must make the nipple work with iPadOS 13.4’s cursor. It would be a sin to not.
Scissor switches — Oh thank god, these are scissor switches. Which means they may have a good quantity of journey. It is no mechanical keyboard, however for a slim 1lb keyboard to both: a) save desk house or b) carry on the go, it is high quality.
Keyboard specs — The keyboard helps two sorts of wi-fi: Bluetooth and Wi-fi Nano USB Dongle, which may join as much as two gadgets. A single cost is nice for as much as two months of utilization. And there is a programmable F12 key.