Amidst all of the madness that is CES 2019, we got an announcement for a couple new products that Chrome OS fans should be delighted to see. Coming from Brydge, the same company that makes the excellent G-TYPE Keyboard for the Pixel Slate, are the world's first wireless keyboard and touchpad that are designed specifically for Chrome OS.
Starting first with the wireless keyboard, it uses Bluetooth 4.1 and promises battery life up to 6 months. When it comes time to charge, you'll do so using USB-C. The body has the same navy blue color of the Pixel Slate, the keys are black with a square design, and there's even a dedicated Google Assistant button.
The keyboard's made out of aluminum and will be available in English (US), English (UK), and German layouts.
Moving over to the touchpad, it's also made out of aluminum and features a glass touch surface for a nice layer of elegance. It uses Bluetooth 4.2 to connect to your Chrome OS device and uses USB-C to charge up.
Pricing information wasn't initially available, but Brydge has since confirmed that both the keyboard and touchpad will each cost $99. They're expected to go on sale this spring.
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Could a standard Bluetooth or other wireless keyboard have the windows key remapped to be the assistant key ? What other differences will there be?
The Windows key usually becomes the launcher key, and it's nice to have the top row reflect the function of the OS.
I get the keyboard but why is the TouchPad also $99?! Makes no sense.
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