Eureka Park Preview: Planet Computers Is Bringing Back The Keyboard.
Today’s mobile devices, smartphones and tablets alike are making people much more productive than they’ve ever been. Today’s mobile devices pack up to 100x more computing power than home computers from just a decade ago. Heck, do you remember when 128mb (megabytes not gigabytes) was a lot of storage.
With all the benefits of these mini computers we carry with us everyday, for millions of people there’s still something missing, the keyboard.
Yes we know that there are hundreds of keyboard accessories for iPads, Galaxy tablets, Surface Pros etc. But all of those keyboards are designed for the tablet to be stationary on a desk, a lap or a table. Many people still miss the flexibility of using a physical keyboard to type, write and go. The kind of flexibility that we used to find in a Blackberry.
We are well aware that Blackberry is still creating smartphones with keyboards, but who buy’s Blackberry’s anymore.
A British company called Planet Computers is introducing a new device called Gemini.
Gemini is a palm sized keyboard mobile device. The device features a clamshell keyboard and is designed for anyone from the fast paced business professional, to bloggers, to students. It allows users to read and write email, create and edit documents and spreadsheets and even surf the web. It even features the ability to dual boot into Linux.
- Two weeks of stand-by time / 12 hours of talk time
- Fully tactile keyboard – recognised as the smallest keyboard for finger touch typing
- Measure: 17.1 cm x 8.0 cm x 1.35 cm
- 5.7” colour hi-res ultra-wide touch screen
- Wifi & WiFi+4G mobile options
- Weight: 400 g
- Dual side mounted speakers
- Dual USB-C connectors to connect to keyboards, external screens, mice, charging cables as needed and many more.
- Integrated Voice Assist button
- SD card slot (covered)
Planet Computers have has even integrated voice commands that allow you to control the Gemini even when it’s in your pocket.
A decade ago there were a handful of PDA type devices that featured hinged keyboards. With the technology available today, the Gemini is fit to stand up against the latest smartphones and tablets and make your mobile life, even more productive.
You can try out the Gemini at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, January 9-12th in Eureka Park, booth #51916. You can also check it out online at planetcom.co.uk.
Check out more of our CES 2018 Eureka Park coverage here.