Sony Announces Folding Keyboard for Cliés
For those who have been waiting to use a Stowaway folding keyboard on their Sony T series handheld, the wait is almost over. Sony plans to begin selling the PEGA-KB11 Compact Keyboard in the near future, which is clearly a version of the Stowaway that has been rebranded by Sony. The KB11 will work with the NR, T, SJ and SL series. SonyStyle is taking pre-orders now for $90 but hasn't said when the release date will be.
SonyStyle is also taking pre-orders for the PEGA-GC10 Game Controller.
The GC10 is 3.5 by 1.7 by .7 inches. It clips to the front of the handheld and a cable connects to the HotSync port. This Game Controller will work with the NR, T, SJ and SL series. It will come with a copy of Columns from Sega, a game that appears quite similar to Tetris.
It will sell for $40. SonyStyle is taking preorders now but isn't saying when the device will ship. It began taking preorder for this same device in Hong Kong earlier this week.
More About the KB11
The Stowaway is 3.6 by 5.1 by 0.8 inches when folded, but opens to be a full-sized QWERTY keyboard. It weighs 7.9 ounces.
Sony appears to have taken a page from Palm's book. It has been selling rebranded versions of the Stowaway as the Palm Portable Keyboard since the days of the Palm III series.
Think Outside, the developer of the Stowaway, promised last month that a version of their keyboard for the T and NR series would be available this month. As of now, Think Outside doesn't have anything about this new version on their site. It has sold one for Sony's S and N series for over a year.
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