OWC Announces Tax Season Gadget - Cropmark Numeric Keypad for Bluetooth-Enabled Mac Computers

January 22, 2011 // 3:07 a.m.

Perfect for Small Businesses, Accountants, & Spreadsheet Users

Similar to a Calculator – Faster & More Accurate for Tax Season & Financial Reports!



$39.99 28-Key Bluetooth Numeric Keypad for Apple Wireless Keyboards

Fits Apple Style -- Snaps into Keyboard for Plug & Play Ease of Use



January 20, 2011 Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC®) www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today the Cropmark LMP Bluetooth Keypad for Apple® wireless keyboard users. Cable/driver free and Plug & Play ready, the Cropmark LMP Bluetooth Keypad adds the crucial numeric capability missing from Bluetooth® enabled Macintosh keyboards for convenient entering of figures, tables, and calculations. Just in time for tax season, the 28-key Cropmark numeric keypad is important for anyone that works with numbers, from small business owners, accountants, restaurateurs, financial analysts, stock brokers, bookkeepers, and spreadsheet users. These people that work with numbers prefer using a numeric keypad than the number keys across the keyboard, since the numeric keypad is similar to a calculator, featuring the ability to enter numbers with one hand for increased speed and accuracy.



Can be Used as Stand-Alone Wireless Keypad - Reduces Typing Fatigue



Designed with the same cylindrical base and brushed aluminum finish as the Apple keyboard, the Cropmark LMP Bluetooth Keypad includes a custom linking connector that snaps in, integrating the keypad elegantly and seamlessly with the Apple Wireless Keyboard. Priced at only $39.99, the Cropmark LMP Bluetooth Keypad features a full set of number keys, including forward delete, page up, page down and five additional function buttons. Scissor-type membrane keys provide high comfort typing and reduced typing fatigue. The keypad can also be used as a standalone device with the USB connected Apple keyboard; as well as with MacBook® and MacBook Pro notebook Bluetooth enabled computers.



Cropmark LMP Bluetooth Keypad Features:



* 28 key wireless Bluetooth keypad for easy and fast working with figures, tables, calculations, spreadsheets, and more.
* Keys include figures 0-9, operation keys, hot-keys, page up/down, arrow up/down, delete forward, enter function key.
* Scissor-type membrane keys for high comfort typing and reduced typing fatigue.
* Linkage bar connects the keypad seamlessly and elegantly with the Apple Wireless Keyboard.
* Can also be used as a stand-alone wireless keypad with MacBook, MacBook Pro, and other Bluetooth-enabled Macs.
* Power on/off, pairing button, power on bar for activating Apple Wireless Keyboard, LED status signal.



“The Mac community has been asking for a product like this ever since Apple’s mainstream shift to non-

extended wireless keyboards,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “While

a wired extended keyboard is still standard with the Mac Pro, there are plenty of mini, iMac, and Mac

notebook users that want this functionality – even Mac Pro owners who want this with an Apple wireless

keyboard, and we’re pleased to offer them this high quality solution.”



The Cropmark LMP Bluetooth Keypad normally retails for $45.99, but is available immediately at the special discounted price of $39.99 from Other World Computing at: eshop.macsales.com/item/Cropmark/8337/. OWC is also pleased to be offering distribution to dealer/resellers with quantity pricing available. The keypad is compatible with Bluetooth enabled Macintosh computers running Mac OS® X 10.5.x and higher. It includes two AA batteries, as well as rechargeable batteries for a clean, cable-free desktop. For more information on the entire OWC catalog of products, or for reseller inquires, visit: eshop.macsales.com/.



About Other World Computing (OWC)



Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988 and features one of the largest online catalogs of computer, iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad® enhancement products through its e-commerce portal www.macsales.com. As a member of the Apple Developer Program, OWC also provides extensive US based technical support for Macintosh users around the world as well as Internet access via www.fastermac.net and www.owc.net.



OWC’s industry awards and recognition include: Crain’s Chicago Business 2009 “Fast 50” List of 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Chicago Area; Inc. 5,000 “Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America” list honoree 2007-2010; Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009 & 2010; Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 2010; Reflex Packaging Commitment to Excellence Recycling Award 2009; Computerworld Magazine Top Green-IT Companies for 2008; and McHenry County Economic Development Corporation 2008 Business Champion Award.



In March 2010, OWC’s corporate campus was designated as LEED Platinum by the Green Building Certification Institute (eshop.macsales.com/green/index.html). Platinum is the highest achievable LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Program level, which began in 1998. Out of more than 14,000 LEED projects engaged worldwide since the program's inception, OWC is one of less than three hundred to achieve the Platinum standard. In September 2010, OWC’s headquarters earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR rating for building operations that perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.
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