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Computex 2010: Jow Tong expands Cideko air keyboard lineup
Press release, staff reporter, DIGITIMES, Taipei

Jow Tong Technology will be exhibiting a number of products at this year's Computex Taipei 2010 show, including its Cideko branded air keyboards that integrate a wireless mouse and keyboard into a single device. The company will also be launching new Cideko keyboards at the show, as well as wireless A/V devices.

While the Cideko lineup has been well-received in the market, Jow Tong stated that it was not satisfied with just having the Cideko Air Keyboard replace a regular mouse and keyboard. The company said it needed to focus on delivering a compact and fashionable design with its Cideko products as well.

This means users are much more willing to use Cideko products in their everyday lives – such as when using a home theater PC (HTPC) or with a flat screen TV – not just for computing. For example, the Air Keyboard is ideal for gadget users looking for an alternative controller for an HTPC, as all Air Keyboard models can support HTPCs. The company added that the Air Keyboard is ideal for users that connect a small notebook to a large display such as a flat screen TV, as the combo 3D mouse and keyboard provides long-distance wireless control.

In order to bring entertainment to end users, Cideko will launch two more Air Keyboard models, the Air Chatting (AK05) and Air Conqueror (AK-08).

The Air Chatting comes with microphone and earphone ports. Users can make calls on Skype or listen to music directly through the all-in-one Air Keyboard and use Air Chatting to enjoy live-chatting away from the PC area.

The Air Conqueror is an evolutionary device featuring an integrated wireless mouse, keyboard, and gamepad. It has an ergonomic design that enables users to play games, write email, and move a cursor fast and easily. The ambidextrous game pad control brings gaming to users without wires.

The company will also be featuring its A/V products at Computex, including A/V sender and A/V player product lines. For example, the Air Gear (AF02) can synchronize a PC to a TV wirelessly.

Another product to be featured at Computex is the Air Catcher (AB01) A/V player series which is capable of streaming A/V files from multiple interfaces to a TV. The device is portable and works even when the computer and display screens are in different rooms. In addition, it also has built-in multi-slot card reader and one USB port, so users can plug in any combination of mass storage devices, such as pen drives, hard drives and memory cards.

Jow Tong developed its Cideko brand by forming an acronym from the concepts it hopes to achieve through its designs, namely convenience, integration, digital, entertainment, knowledge and originality. Jow Tong stated the brand helps remind the company that it must deliver a promise of high product performance and offer creative and integrated solutions that are easy to manage.

Over the past few months, Cideko products have been picked up by distributors in almost every continent and the company reported it is seeing great feedback from the market. Over 20 distributors have joined the company in promoting Cideko products and more Cideko branded products will be announced during the Computex show. Visitors can find out more about the company and its products in Hall 1, Booth B510/510a/518/518a.

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