Microsoft has announced a new compact Bluetooth keyboard with a dedicated switch to jump between Android, iOS, and Windows modes. Doing so will make sure the keyboard's home key does what it's supposed to when connected to your device.

The included cover can prop up the keyboard and hold your device when in use, or detach if you need a little distance from the screen. When the cover is fully closed, the keyboard shuts off. Battery life will last 6 months on a single charge, and in a pinch, ten minutes of charging will provide 8 hours of use.

This Universal Mobile Keyboard will hit retail stores in October with a $79.95 pricetag. More information can be found over at the Microsoft store. Any takers? How many of you guys already have a Bluetooth keyboard? Do you jump between mobile operating systems often?

Source: Microsoft