You bought that Wacom but didn’t think about using a keyboard with it, did ya? If it’s not on your lap, it’s hanging off the edge of your desk or wedged between your wall and the Wacom. There’s a better way and it comes in the form of a bluetooth keyboard.

Arteck Bluetooth Keyboard

The Arteck HB030B Universal Slim Portable Wireless Bluetooth 3.0 7-Colors Backlit Keyboard may have a name as long as a fully-formed sentence, but that’s the only big thing about it. This keyboard is slim, compact, and totally wireless, allotting more space to fit in your ginormous pen display, perhaps one of the new Wacom Cintiq’s just announced.

Cliff Walters gave us the tip on the keyboard and told us why he prefers using this keyboard with his Wacom tablet setup:

“I’m a designer who uses a Wacom Cintiq pen display. I always struggled with where to put my keyboard so I could access it for quick keys and shortcuts in programs like Photoshop or Sketchbook Pro. This keyboard fits perfectly in-between the stand legs and is so easy to access while drawing now.”

bluetooth keyboard

Coming in at a wee 9.3 X 5.3 X 0.24 inches and a weight of 0.37 lb, the keyboard is lighter than your average newspaper and can be stored in the smallest of spaces. As Cliff mentions, it can store between the stand legs of larger Wacom tablets, out of the way when you don’t need it and accessible when you do.

As its namesake implies, the Arteck HB030B supports all Bluetooth compliant devices, meaning iOS, Android, Mac OS, and Windows users will all be able to take it wherever they go. Apparently, it runs for 6 months on a single charge of its Lithium battery, provided you have the mental fortitude to use it for only two hours a day without its built-in backlight.

Speaking of which, the keyboard features seven unique LED backlight colors for those who like to work in their basement with the lights out. It also comes with two brightness levels and an automatic sleep mode to save on battery power–working in solace has never been easier (or more colorful).

At a price of $20, completing an integral component of your design lifestyle just got a whole lot cheaper. If you want to find out more about the Arteck HB030B (or purchase one yourself), head over to Amazon.


Carlos wrestles gators, and by gators, we mean words. He also loves good design, good books, and good coffee.