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LG’s Rolly Keyboard is a portable solution that fits almost anywhere

LG is putting a keyboard in your pocket with their latest mobile accessory, the Rolly Keyboard. As the name implies, the keyboard is rollable, solid, wireless and portable. The keyboard will hit the United States just in time for the back-to-school shopping season this September.

The keyboard will make its official debut next week, at the IFA 2015 event in Berlin, Germany. Today’s announcement from LG states that the Rolly Keyboard (model KBB-700) will feature a “four-stage fold up along the rows to create an easy-to-carry “stick” that fits easily in a purse, briefcase or backpack.”

The device will also feature high-contrast keys and a built-in fold-out mobile device stand. The company stated that typing on Rolly Keyboard is comfortable “because its 17mm key pitch is comparable to the 18mm key pitch found on most desktop keyboards.”

Made of impact-resistant and durable polycarbonate and black ABS plastic, Rolly Keyboard offers a “satisfying” tactile feedback often not found on flexible silicone keyboards. Two sturdy arms fold out to support smartphones as well as tablets1 in an upright position.

Simply unfolding the Rolly Keyboard enables the auto pairing function to connect easily to two different devices at the same time via Bluetooth 3.0 – with the ability to toggle between the two with a simple key press, all powered by just a single AAA battery.

“LG Rolly Keyboard is just one of the many premium input devices we’ll be unveiling in the coming months as we expand our accessories offerings,” said Seo Young-jae, vice president in charge of Innovative Personal Devices at LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The goal was to create a product that could add more value to LG smartphones and tablets at the same time offering a unique design proposition that hadn’t been explored before.”

Pricing and details of availability will be announced at the time of launch. Visitors to IFA 2015 can see LG Rolly Keyboard up close in Hall 18 of Messe Berlin from Sept. 4-9.