Palm launches new wireless keyboard, stylus

Palm, Inc. announced a dazzling array of fall accessories perfect for gift-giving. Available on Oct. 1 (unless otherwise noted) in consumer-electronics outlets, major retail chains and online e-stores in most countries worldwide, the new line of accessories includes an innovative wireless infrared (IR) keyboard; a multifunction stylus; six stylish handheld cases; a plug-and-play, 1.3 megapixel camera card; handheld protection products; and complete accessory kits.

“Demand for Palm(TM) branded accessories has never been higher. Our strategy is to introduce a breadth of accessories that fit multiple Palm handhelds,” said Jim Schwabe, general manager of accessories for the Palm Solutions Group. “With over 22 million Palm branded handhelds sold to date, people are ready to customize them with accessories that closely match their lifestyles, from the first-time Zire(TM) handheld owner to the high-end Tungsten(TM) aficionado.”

First Palm Branded Wireless Keyboard Eases Text Entry

With this foldable, practical keyboard, Palm handheld users can type effortlessly, connected to a Palm branded handheld wirelessly via IR. This battery-operated keyboard, featuring standard, full-sized keys, works with all current Palm handhelds. ($69.95) (NOTE: All Palm accessories prices are estimated U.S. street prices.)

Executive Multifunction Stylus: The Perfect Executive Gift

Performing four functions in one — a smooth-writing pen, a laser pointer, a flashlight and, of course, a stylus — the pen-sized Executive Multifunction Stylus is perfect for use with any Palm handheld. ($19.95)

    Six Stylish Cases Give Users More Options
    —  Zire Hard Case — With a stylish metal-like contemporary finish and
        durable plastic interior, the Zire Hard Case protects and secures all
        Zire branded handhelds. ($14.95)
    —  Zire Slim Leather Case — The compact, sleek design provides ample
        storage capacity, including three slots for business and credit cards,
        an inside pocket for cash or notes, and a study closure to keep it all
        together. ($19.95)
    —  Universal Tough Case — In a classic black textured fabric with side
        zipper closure, the Universal Tough Case is an economical way to
        protect the screen of any Palm handheld. ($14.95)
    —  Executive Series Cases — These three Italian-designed Executive Cases
        are sleekly crafted with magnetic closures, are fully lined and
        feature room for expansion cards, and/or note pads and storage
        pockets. The cases fit any current Palm handheld and are available in
        three configurations to complement personal style. (Three sizes
        available — small for $29.95, medium for $49.95 and portfolio for
        $69.95.)

    1.3 Megapixel Camera Card Takes Pictures and Stores Photos

Slide the new camera card into a Palm handheld’s expansion slot and start taking beautiful 24-bit color photos at up to 1280 x 1024 resolution. Users can save them as standard JPEG images, which can be easily shared with family and friends. Other features include adjustable focus for close-up shots or landscapes, digital zoom for photos, a swivel lens for self-portraits or forward-facing photos, and a video capture function. Compatible with all current color Palm handhelds with Palm Photos or PhotoBase software (Tungsten C, Tungsten T and Tungsten T2 handhelds) this new camera card is scheduled to be available in December. ($99.95)

    New Stylus Pen Packs, Handheld Protection and Essentials Kits
    —  Zire Lighted Stylus Pen Pack — For use in low-light conditions, the
        Zire pack comes with one lighted stylus and one pen stylus for
        versatility. ($14.95)
    —  Tungsten Stylus Multi-Pack — A new stylus multi-pack for Palm
        Tungsten handhelds. ($9.95)
    —  Tungsten Gold Stylus — Palm’s 24-carat gold-plated Tungsten stylus
        provides high-end style and functionality, an ideal gift for the
        executive who has everything. It fits the Palm Tungsten C and W
        handhelds. ($29.95, available only online at The Palm Store at
        http://store.palm.com.)
    —  Screen Protector Multi-Pack — For use with every current Palm
        handheld, the multi-pack contains 13 screen protectors designed to
        protect handheld screens from scratches and potential damage. ($19.95)
    —  Protection Plan Plus — This new plan extends the handheld’s limited
        complimentary telephone support and one-year warranty to two years of
        support, giving users long-term peace of mind. Available in the United
        States only. ($49.95)
    —  Zire Essentials Kit — The kit includes a blue flap case, three styli
        and four screen protectors. It works for the original Zire handheld
        and the Zire 71 handheld. ($19.95)
    —  Universal Essentials Kit — The kit comes with the Universal Tough
        Case, Universal Stylus and six screen protectors, all of which fit any
        current Palm handheld. ($29.95)

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