Electronics today announced the launch of the Stowaway Sierra, a next generation
portable Bluetooth keyboard designed specifically for smartphone and PDA users.
The Stowaway Sierra portable keyboard includes five rows and full-size keys,
providing the closest replication of a traditional desktop keyboard available on
The Stowaway Sierra is the latest addition to Mobility Electronics' Think
Outside family of portable keyboards. Having shipped more than three million
portable keyboards since 2000, Think Outside is the market leader in this
growing category of mobile accessories.
"The Stowaway Sierra is the ideal tool for enhancing the productivity of
a smartphone," said Charles Mollo, CEO of Mobility Electronics. "With a
fifth row dedicated to numeric keys, the Stowaway Sierra significantly
improves the ease of data entry and utilizing Windows-based key combinations
and features. Most importantly, the Stowaway Sierra folds into a compact
size for easy storage. We believe the Stowaway Sierra extends our leadership
position in portable keyboards and will allow us to further capitalize on
the proliferation of smartphones and other handheld computing devices."
The new Stowaway Sierra Bluetooth Keyboard and software suite offers several
unique features, including:
- Compatibility: Stowaway Sierra is compatible with over 600 different
Bluetooth-enabled phones and computers. It supports all major operating
systems, including Windows XP, Mac OS X, Windows Mobile 5, Pocket PC, Palm
- Dedicated numeric keys: Stowaway Sierra adds a fifth row of numeric keys
to ease the workload for mobile professionals who perform heavy number
- Full-size foldable keyboard: Stowaway Sierra is truly a desktop-feeling
keyboard, with 19mm size keys like those found on most computers. It folds
into a compact 5.0 x 3.5 x .9 inches and is available in the English QWERTY
keyboard layout. French AZERTY and German QWERTZ keyboard layouts are
expected to be available in the upcoming months.
- Over-the-air driver installation: Users can surf to Think Outside's Web
site to automatically download the latest driver, eliminating the need to
sync with a PC.
- Windows XP support: Supports Windows shortcut keys and F1-F12 keys, as
well as number lock, print screen, insert, scroll lock and pause.
- Shortcuts for Mobile devices: Shortcut keys for launching favorite
applications on Windows Mobile Pocket PCs, Windows Mobile Smartphones, Nokia
and Palm systems.
- Stylus-free navigation: provides Mobile device users with advanced
functionality for easy navigation.
The Stowaway Sierra will retail for US$ 129.99 and will be available from
leading retailers, including Amazon.com.
Cheers ~ Arne