By Andrew Liszewski
If the keyboards found on devices like the Treo or Blackberry are too small for your liking but you still want something highly portable then the Freedom Mini Duo keyboard just might fit the bill. When folded up it’s a bit larger than a credit card and quite a bit thicker but it still houses a full QWERTY keyboard in the standard layout.
It connects to your PDA or smartphone via bluetooth but it does include a mini USB jack for recharging the keyboard’s internal lithium-ion battery. On a full charge you should get about 9 hours of continuous typing or about 45 hours on standby. When unfolded in the upper left corner of the keyboard you’ll find a three way power switch which can be used to put the Freedom Mini into HID-mode for connecting to a PC or SPP-mode for connecting to a mobile device. A multi-colored LED hidden under the plastic housing indicates connectivity and battery charging states as well.