Today LG Electronics announced the second generation Rolly Keyboard, featuring an improved design, an additional row of keys, and a handful of other improvements in connectivity. LG is launching the Rolly Keyboard 2 in South Korea along with a price tag of 129,000 won, which roughly translates to nearly US$112 at today's conversion rate. The LG Rolly Keyboard 2 is – evidently – a direct sequel to the original Rolly Keyboard unveiled in August 2015, and like the original model, the Rolly Keyboard 2 is a wireless keyboard that can be connected to a smartphone, tablet, laptop etc. through Bluetooth 3.0.
The keyboard is compatible with devices running Android 4.0, iOS 7, Mac OSX 10.7, and Windows 7 or later. It is powered by 1 AAA battery and the manufacturer claims that the keyboard should draw enough energy from the unit for up to 3.5 months of usage on a single charge. Interestingly enough, unlike the previous model, the Rolly Keyboard 2 features 5 rows of keys as opposed to only 4 rows. This means that the keyboard no longer rolls into a rectangular shape, but rather in a pentagonal cylinder. The new model has also been treated with a tab on the base of the keyboard for easier unfolding, and unlike the original Rolly Keyboard which supported only two devices at a time, the LG Rolly Keyboard 2 can be paired with up to three devices simultaneously, and users can easily switch between devices with a press of a button. It’s also worth noting that the second model is slightly larger (mainly due to the extra row of keys), and overall measurements clock in at 274 x 31.7 x 30.7 mm. The package weighs 161 grams including the battery.
Although the LG Rolly Keyboard 2 was announced for the South Korean market, the original model was released in the US, Europe, Asia, and Latin America in Q4 2015, so there’s a high probability that the sequel will enjoy a similar wide release. However, since the first LG Rolly Keyboard was announced in August and the new model in April, it’s safe to assume that the LG Rolly Keyboard 2 should be hitting the shelves outside of South Korea before the fourth quarter of the year.