Nifty Zagg Flex portable keyboard works with phones, tablets, and TVs

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Touch type on your iPad or iPhone with the Zagg Flex universal keyboard.
Touch type on your iPad or iPhone with the Zagg Flex universal keyboard.
Photo: ZAGG

Many portable keyboards are designed for just one device. The new Zagg Flex works with any computer with Bluetooth, including tablets, smartphones, and most smart TVs.

The keyboard comes in a protective case that can also serves as a stand for mobile devices large and small.

“We are proud to announce a lightweight, portable, easy-to-use universal keyboard that is specifically designed to enhance everyone’s favorite Bluetooth devices,” said Steve Bain, general manager for Zagg.

The Flex can be paired with two Bluetooth computers a the same time, then switch between them at the press of a button. It’s compatible with iOS, macOS, Android, and Windows devices.

Zagg Flex universal design

The Flex universal keyboard in its case measures 9.7 by 5.5 by 0.53 inches. As this is a stand-alone accessory, the case doesn’t also protect the phone or tablet. 

The keyboard itself is 9 inches wide, making it a bit smaller than a typical desktop keyboard, which are generally 11 inches wide.

The keyboard unit can be separated from the stand, allowing the user to choose how far apart to place them. And the stand offers a range of viewing angles.

LEDs under the keys serve as backlights.

The Zagg Flex universal keyboard is available now at Zagg.com, at a price of $69.99. In early September, it will appear in some Verizon stores nationwide.

This company makes a whole lineup of mobile keyboards. Some are designed specifically for iPads, other work with a range of tablets.