updated 12:15 am EDT, Wed September 21, 2011
Three tablet stands, two Bluetooth keyboards
USRobotics, well known for its line of modems and other internet accessories, has started offering accessories for tablets, smartphones and e-readers and netbooks, including two that are specifically for iOS devices -- though most are aimed at general tablet-sized devices to make them compatible with the widest variety of devices. The company offers three models of stands and two Bluetooth keyboards, and plan for other accessories in the future.
The stands are the USR5510 Tablet/Netbook Adjustable Stand, the USR5511 Slim Tablet Stand, and the USR5512 Charging Stand for iDevices. The 5510 and 5511 sport an open design which can be folded to be portable and compact, and work with devices in protective sleeves or cases. Both stands allow for multiple angles for viewing in landscape and portrait modes.
The legs on the 5510 are extendable, allowing use with thin laptops and netbooks (up to 15 inches). It will also fold into a low angle ideal for typing. The 5512 Charging Stand features the familiar 30-pin connector for iDevices plus a very small stand useful for both iPod-sized devices as well as iPads. The stand also features an audio line out for use with speakers for enhancing the audio quality of videos or music.
To go with the stands or use on their own, the company also offers a full-size, iOS-centric USR5500 Bluetooth keyboard with special keys for swapping between virtual and the Bluetooth keyboards, a Home key and additional functionality like the photo slideshow function, as well as dual-function media and command keys for iOS, Mac and Windows.
The 5500 and the pocket-sized USR5502 can also be used for Windows, Playstation and Linux systems, with the 5502 -- a mini-sized option comparable to the size of slide-out cell phone keyboards -- featuring rechargeable batteries and is designed for users on the go who want to travel light.
All five products are available now [website not yet updated] and will be available wherever USRobotics accessories are sold, including CDW and Amazon. The tablet stands start at $20 and up, while the full-size USR5500 keyboard sells for $60 and the USR5502 mini-sized keyboard costs $40.
USR 5511 Slim Tablet Stand
USR 5512 Charging Stand for iPad/iPhone
USR 5500 Full-Sized Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard
USR 5502 Mini Bluetooth Keyboard