Wireless keyboard

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Visual depiction of a compact wireless keyboard

A wireless keyboard is a computer keyboard that allows the user to communicate with computers, tablets, or laptops with the help of radio frequency (RF), infrared (IR) or Bluetooth technology. It is common for wireless keyboards available these days to be accompanied by a wireless mouse.

Wireless keyboards based on infrared technology use light waves to transmit signals to other infrared-enabled devices. But, in case of radio frequency technology, a wireless keyboard communicates using signals which range from 27 MHz to up to 2.4 GHz. Most wireless keyboards today work on 2.4 GHz radio frequency. Bluetooth is another technology that is being widely used by wireless keyboards. These devices connect and communicate to their parent device via the bluetooth protocol.

A wireless keyboard can be connected using RF technology with the help of two parts, a transmitter and a receiver. The radio transmitter is inside the wireless keyboard. The radio receiver plugs into a keyboard port or USB port. Once the receiver and transmitter are plugged in, the computer recognizes the keyboard and mouse as if they were connected via a cable.


A wireless keyboard combo
  • Standard size wireless keyboard: These keyboards are standard size wireless keyboard.
  • Portable keyboard with touchpad: Keyboard Comes with integrated touch pad.[1]
  • Roll-up wireless keyboard: wireless keyboard that can be rolled up when not in use.[2]
  • Mini Wireless Keyboard: Palm sized keyboard with an integrated touch pad.

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  1. ^ Crasto, Demetrius (2011-01-14). "Amkette-wi-key touch turns that home tv into a large screen pc". www.techshout.com. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  2. ^ Ridden, Paul (2011-05-01). "Scosche freeKEY roll-up wireless keyboard". www.gizmag.com. Retrieved 2014-02-22.