updated 07:50 pm EDT, Fri September 16, 2005
Matias USB 2.0 Keyboard
, a hybrid keyboard and USB 2.0 dock that lets users plug Hi-Speed USB devices into their PCs via a convenient port on the keyboard. According to the company, it is the only keyboard on the market to have a USB 2.0 dock: "Mac users have been plugging USB cables into their keyboards for years, but many newer devices require the higher speed of USB 2.0," said Vesna Vojnic, Marketing Director for Matias. "iPods, USB flash drives, and newer digital cameras can take forever to transfer files if you don't have USB 2.0." The USB 2.0 Keyboard is available for both PC and Mac, in US, French, UK, and German layouts. It retails for $40 or $50 with a 2-button optical wheel mouse (along with free shipping for a limited time). US models are available now, with other models due next month month.