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Stowaway Bluetooth Keyboard… Maybe

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On June 10th, I pre-ordered a Stowaway Bluetooth Keyboard, from ThinkOutside, the guys who came up with the cool, accordian-style fold-up keyboard, and the single-fold keyboards now around the place.

This model, being bluetooth, was intended mainly for use with my iPAQ, and would have made email and document work easier and more effecient. I was also hoping to be able to try it out on my Nokia, but that was more for nerd-factor than anything else. So what’s happened?

ThinkOutside's Stowaway Bluetooth Keyboard

Nothing. And a lot of it.

When I ordered it, I was under the impression that the keyboard was supposed to be released in about a week. It wasn’t. I emailed, they said it would be out by the end of June. It wasn’t. I emailed again, they said middle of July. It wasn’t. I emailed again, they said end of July for sure. Guess what? It wasn’t.

Apparently there’s a problem with the packaging or something at their factory, so they can’t ship them yet. I don’t really care. I wanted to be able to use it on the business trip I’m going on this week, so it’s not going to get to me in time. I’ve emailed them now and requested that they cancel my order and don’t bother sending me one. I’ll get one later if I can justify it to myself.

Pity – I was looking forward to trying it out.

Written by Beau Lebens

August 7th, 2004 at 4:00 pm