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November 30, 2010

The LMP Bluetooth Keypad

The LMP Bluetooth Keypad

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There’s no arguing that Apple’s Wireless Keyboard is a slim and sexy piece of kit – as far as keyboards go anyway. However, its svelte, bag friendly dimensions come at the cost of a numerical keypad. While such an omission is fine for some, it’s no good for the likes of accountants, mathematicians, numerologists and statisticians who are better served by the old USB extended keyboard. But it looks like even these users will be able to enjoy freedom from wires with the LMP Bluetooth Keypad.

There’s no mistaking the numerical keypad as an intended partner for Apple’s Wireless Keyboard with its brushed aluminum finish, white keys and ability to slot onto Apple’s keyboard by way of a special connector. The integration goes so far as to include a power button on the right hand side that, when pressed, triggers the Apple keyboard’s power button – a separate smaller button turns the keypad itself on or off.

The LMP Bluetooth Keypad and Apple Wireless Keyboard - a match made in heaven

It is powered by two AA batteries and along with the full complement of number keys in the familiar layout, the 28-key keypad also adds five extra function buttons, page up and down buttons and navigation shortcut buttons.

The LMP Keypad has just been cleared by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). There’s no word on pricing or availability as yet.

Via Wireless Goodness.

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Darren Quick Darren's love of technology started in primary school with a Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong (still functioning) and a Commodore VIC 20 computer (not still functioning). In high school he upgraded to a 286 PC, and he's been following Moore's law ever since. This love of technology continued through a number of university courses and crappy jobs until 2008, when his interests found a home at Gizmag.   All articles by Darren Quick
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4 Comments

I'm actually working on a similar solution involving some software and the magic trackpad.

Tony Rodriguez
1st December, 2010 @ 01:56 am PST

So glad to see this. I HATE having to type numbers on QWERTY keys!

Vickie Ehlers Cyr
21st January, 2011 @ 11:18 am PST

The specs say Windows OS is not supported. Does anyone know if that means it doesn't work, or if it is just not supported? I am looking to exchange a clunky wireless keyboard for a Mac keyboard for my office PC, but really don't want to give up my keypad.

ahickman
22nd January, 2011 @ 08:08 am PST

I love this, it's too bad apple hasn't done it themselves, just what i'm after; but what i'd really like to see on a numerical keypad is a Tab button. please somebady add a Tab key to the numerical pad!!

George Smith
12th September, 2011 @ 09:48 pm PDT
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