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An interesting innovation is the Sanwa Supply: SKB-WL16BK

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Did Sanwa Supply in Japan think that a very interesting marriage would show us a child of love that could even be successful?

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What's at stake here is the launch of a miniature keyboard that is also packed with gamepad features. Roughly speaking, they grabbed and pushed a keyboard under the analog arm. But why can this be successful? At first everyone is sure to be wary of the idea, but let's think about it better.

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Nowadays, smartphones of all widespread use either physical or on-screen QWERTY keyboards. So, in truth, it's not such a bad idea, since that would give us a two-in-one device. This is how the SKB WL16BK wireless mini keyboard was born, which also received the 1 analog lever. The idea is a great guideline, because if done well, it can develop into a new compact periphery.

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In this case, this initial attempt is best served as a companion to an HTPC, where human intervention is minimal, but I can do everything with a wireless device slightly larger than the handset we have. The SKB-WL16BK gives us an 76 QWERTY keyboard, complete with an analog lever and multimedia buttons along with the directional keys. In addition, there are two triggers on the SKB-WL16BK that may be familiar to gamepads.

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In terms of physical size, the 145 x 90 x 28 millimeter dimension is accompanied by 168 grams (this includes the weight of the 2 AA battery required for operation). The device communicates wirelessly with the PC at 2,4 Ghz frequency. The SKB-WL16BK is a great two in one and the end-user price is $ 174,3.

Source: TechPowerUp!