The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) event is going on right now, and that means that lots of education-focused Chromebook-related items are being released. We just posted about STAEDTLER's new Noris stylus for Chromebooks yesterday, and today, Belkin has unveiled two USB-C keyboards intended for use with Chrome OS tablets.

The stand-less version.

There are two models being offered - one with a stand, and one without. Since the keyboards are wired, they don't require any charging, which is good for their education market. Additionally, Belkin says that they're durable, lightweight, come with full-sized and well-spaced keys, and feature one-touch access to several functions. The version with the stand is also easily stackable, which is another bonus for schools.

The bottom of the keyboard with stand.

The stand-less version will run $39.99, and the stand-equipped model $49.99. Currently, they're only really designed for the new Acer Chromebook Tab 10, but they should work on other USB-C devices as well. They're not yet available, though they will be later in the summer.

Press Release

Belkin Introduces USB-C Keyboard For Chrome OS At ISTE 2018

Enhances Classroom Experience with Wired Tablet Keyboard for Chrome OS™ (USB-C Connector) and Wired Tablet Keyboard with Stand for Chrome OS™ (USB-C Connector)

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Belkin 

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CHICAGOJune 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Belkin Education, a division of Belkin International, the market leader in mobile accessories, today announced two versions of its Chrome OSTM -compatible keyboard which connects to an individual Chromebook Tab via a secure wired connection and requires no batteries or charging. Belkin will be showcasing the Wired Tablet Keyboard for Chrome OSTM (USB-C Connector) and the Wired Tablet Keyboard with Stand for Chrome OSTM (USB-C Connector) along with its newest enterprise solution, the Multiport to HDMI Digital AV Adapter, at ISTE 2018, Booth #856.

"Belkin Education is dedicated to developing the best solutions for digital learning environments through hands-on research and spending time in classrooms," said Jon Roepke, director of product management at Belkin Education. "From our many discussions with educators, we identified a need for a reliable solution for Chromebook Tab users as integration of Chrome OSTMtablets in the learning environment increases. These new keyboards will help bridge the gap between education technology and actual implementation in the modern classroom."

Product highlights:

  • Wired connection to USB-C tablet
  • Durable, lightweight and includes full-sized, well-spaced keys for comfortable typing
  • One-touch access to a variety of functions
  • "Correct connect" diagnostic indicator to notify user of proper charging
  • SBAC and PARCC testing compliant

The Wired Tablet Keyboard with Stand for Chrome OSTM (USB-C Connector) additionally features an integrated stand which holds the tablet in portrait or landscape mode and works with virtually any case. A cable management compartment on the back of the keyboard ensures that cables stay safely and neatly tucked away. These keyboards stack for easy storage and distribution.

Availability

The Wired Tablet Keyboard for Chrome OSTM (USB-C Connector) will be available Summer 2018 on Belkin.com at http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-B2B190/ for an MSRP of $39.99.

The Wired Tablet Keyboard with Stand for Chrome OSTM (USB-C Connector) will be available Summer 2018 on Belkin.com at http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-B2B191/ for an MSRP of $49.99.

Hi-res images here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2ml65zaog8f3h9y/AACaWausGTr5KKHqVWOZ5Sgua?dl=0

About Belkin Education

Belkin Education, a division of Belkin International, offers technology solutions for classroom environments worldwide. Through hands-on research, spending time in classrooms and frequent interaction with teachers, Belkin Education defines and develops solutions for digital learning environments. Belkin's award-winning education product suite focuses on enabling the seamless integration of technology in the classroom to enhance every learning experience. Belkin solutions address collaboration, charging, protection and connectivity and features the Store and Charge Go, the RockStar™ 10-Port USB Charging StationTablet Stage™ and Belkin Stage™ app, Air Shield Protective Case for Chromebooks, Snap Shield for MacBook and Chromebook and Universal HDMI to VGA Adapter kit with Audio. For more on our next-gen technology products, click here.

SOURCE Belkin

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