wow keys iPhone keyboard dock by omnio wow keys iPhone keyboard dock by omnio
may 26, 2011

wow keys iPhone keyboard dock by omnio

wow-keys keyboard by omnio

with the first prototypes debuted last year, the ‘wow-keys‘ USB keyboard by korean manufacturers omnio is now publicly available,
providing a keyboard dock that is bidirectionally integrated with iPhones and iPod touch for data transfer.
 
measuring 16 x 4.7 x 1 -inches and weighing 1.4 pounds, the full-size QWERTY keyboard is compatible with both windows and mac
operating systems, permitting the docking of iPhones and iPods. in addition to charging and syncing when connected to the keyboard,
the handheld devices can be used for touchscreen controlling of the PC, including as a numberpad when loaded with a special app.
two-way functionality means that with the press of a button, ‘wow-keys’ can switch from ‘PC mode’, which uses the phone or iPod
as touchscreen input to the PC, to ‘iPhone mode’ instead, which permits easy file transfer and utilizes the keyboard for text entry
directly into the handheld device.
 
in ‘iPhone mode’, twelve keyboard hotkeys provide shortcut functionality to the docked device,
such as ‘search’, ‘home’, ‘play/pause’, and ‘display on/off’. 
 
‘wow-keys’ is available for sale on the web retailers listed on distributor compuexpert, at a price of 100 USD.
 

back view render image courtesy of engadget

from left to right: text entry into an iPhone from the keyboard; dedicated buttons and hotkeys on ‘wow-keys’ offer shortcuts to iPhone/iPod functions; handheld device used as a multitouch input for the PC; the keyboard frame is built with a USB port for charging and syncing


video demo of the device in use

via gizmag

  • brilliant

    dbkii says:
  • Just got it today. Instructions are bad. Web site is not in English and my Mac and pc will not recognize the keyboard. Sending it back tomorrow. Sorry good idea. It will not even charge the phone.

    Sapper says:
  • @Sapper

    That seems really odd – the website is in english (now) and it says that it does charge the phone. You should e able to use the phone as a trackpad using apples own apps – could it be software issue?

    I hope they have fixed the problem for you

    dissapointed in repetition says:

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