SOURCE: Zoom Telephonics, Inc.

Zoom Telephonics, Inc.

December 13, 2010 10:09 ET

Zoom® Ships Two New Wireless Keyboards, One for iPad and One for Xbox, PS3, and Windows

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 13, 2010) - Zoom Telephonics, Inc. (OTCBB: ZMTP) announced today that it has begun shipping two new wireless keyboards, Model 9010 for the iPad® and Model 9006 for the Xbox®, PS3®, and TV-connected Windows® computers. 

Model 9010 is a Bluetooth wireless keyboard that's customized for the iPad, and that also works with the iPhone and iPod® touch. This keyboard provides faster, easier character entry than a touchscreen keyboard; so it's ideal for Apple® Pages, email, Facebook®, Twitter®, Web browsing, and texting. The keyboard has scissor-action keys for excellent tactile feel. It's compact and portable, and easily slips into a briefcase or purse. Hotkeys speed up selection of iPad search, brightness up/down, photo, virtual keyboard, previous or next track, play/pause, mute, home, lock screen, and volume up/down. Keyboard options include US English, UK English, and Spanish character sets. Estimated retail price in the US is $39.95.

Model 9006 is a wireless keyboard for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and TV-connected Windows computers. This compact keyboard is big enough for fast, easy input; and is ideal for bringing Facebook, email, instant messaging, Web browsing, texting, Windows Media Center, and other applications to an HDTV or other TV. The keyboard includes a multi-point touchpad and four media hotkeys for Windows systems, and works at distances up to 30 feet (9meters). 

The Model 9006 installs easily on an Xbox 360 or PS3, where the keyboard's wireless USB adapter is simply plugged into the gaming console. Software is included to simplify connection of a Windows laptop or desktop computer to an HDTV. The Windows software also supports a range of magnification modes, easy Web navigation menus, and more. Keyboard options include US English, UK English, and Spanish character sets. Estimated retail price in the US is $39.95.

"We believe that both of our new wireless keyboards address important needs," said Frank Manning, President and CEO of Zoom Telephonics. "The touchscreen keyboards of the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch work well, but our model 9010 is much better for high speed character entry. Model 9006 lets you enjoy the Web, Facebook, Twitter, email, texting, and more on a TV from the comfort of your favorite chair. Both keyboards are well-designed, attractively priced, and supported in English and Spanish from our headquarters in Boston."

For more information about Zoom's new wireless keyboards, please see www.zoomtel.com/keyboards.

About Zoom Telephonics

Founded in 1977 in Boston, Zoom Telephonics, Inc. designs, produces, markets, and supports communication products under the Zoom, Hayes®, and Global Village® brands. For more information about Zoom and its products, please see www.zoomtel.com.

Contact Information

  • For additional information contact:
    Terry Manning
    Vice President of Sales
    Email: terrym@zoomtel.com
    Phone: 617-753-0087