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Slim, water-resistant wired computer keyboards on the rise

Highly portable configurations dominate output as makers target wider adoption in popular tablet PCs. They are also adopting materials and designs for improved resistance to accidental pouring.



  • Portability highlighted: Easy-to-carry slim and mini units dominate China makers’ production of wired keyboards. These target the robust tablet PC market. For greater mobility, foldable variants made of silicone are also offered.
  • Increased durability: Makers are rolling out more water-resistant versions. Greater than 80 percent of such products incorporate a protective layer of thin film. In high-end models, small weep holes are added to drain liquid in case of accidental spillage.
  • Visual appeal & user friendliness: Colorful designs are popular choices in upscale versions. To make function keys prominent and easy to locate, these are set in different colors such as black, white, green, yellow, blue, pink or purple.
  • Price & export forecasts: Quotes will stay at current levels in coming months owed to stable raw material costs. Overseas sales are expected to increase by less than 10 percent. Europe, the US and the Asia-Pacific region remain important markets. To boost margins further, suppliers are taking advantage of climbing requirement from the Middle East and South America.
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All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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