Kensington’s Ci70 Keyboard Ignores Your Notebook’s USB Ports

Wait, what? Kensington’s new Ci70 keyboard ($49.99) includes two USB 2.064396_hero_pr.jpg and one mini-USB port so users can quickly upload their files and photos “without need for additional wires or cables.” I glossed over this the first time I read it, but now I’m just scratching my head. Okay, it’s supposedly 35 percent smaller than other keyboards and, yes, having USB ports built in would be a space-saving alternative to buying an external hub. But can’t you just use the ports in your computer? And no cables? Did I miss something? For $79.99, you can buy the keyboard as a desktop set, including a mouse. Kensington also announced new colors for its mice: the Ci70LE Wireless Mouse in copper, the Ci70 Wireless Mouse in matte black, and the Ci75m Wireless Notebook Mouse in white, each $34.99.

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  1. Anonymous Says:

    I think the idea is to put USB ports within easy reach for the desktop users who like to keep their computers under their desks or otherwise out of the way. And that “mini USB port” is itself a very short cable that can be plugged into a digital camera or easily tucked into a recess in the keyboard.

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