IFA 2015 | LG unveils the Rolly Bluetooth-enabled keyboard

LG unveils the Rolly Bluetooth-enabled keyboard
LG unveils the Rolly Bluetooth-enabled keyboard
The accessory can be rolled up lengthwise into a stick for easy carrying.

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The new LG Rolly Keyboard KBB-700 is essentially a keyboard stick. The unit can be rolled up and then stuffed into a bag or briefcase for travel. Foldable keyboards aren't a new idea, but LG's approach doesn't make use of silicone or flexible materials that often have poor key travel and feedback during use. Thus, LG promises better tactile feedback compared to current foldable solutions. Prices have not yet been announced and users may have to wait until IFA before any details.

The Rolly folds around a rectangular edge that houses the electronics and built-in kickstand. Key spacing is roughly 17 mm and the keys themselves are made of durable, impact-resistant polycarbonate and ABS plastic. Other features include a holding arm on the rear of the keyboard for users to mount a tablet or phablet of up to 10 inches in screen size. The arm, however, does not appear to be adjustable. The built-in Bluetooth 3.0 can be paired with up to two other devices and users can switch back-and-forth between them via a single keystroke. According to LG, a single AAA battery is required and will be enough to power the Rolly for up to three months.

The Rolly keyboard is coming this September to the United States first with major European, South American, and Asian markets to follow shortly. Otherwise, LG has not been very specific on worldwide launch details.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-08-28 (Update: 2015-08-28)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.