Houdt-Keyboard-smallI’ve been using another Houdt wooden accessory – the Bluetooth keyboard.

Let me tell you this upfront – I love it.

I usually travel with my Macbook Air and now, with the Houdt wooden keyboard, I went on a day trip Cape Town and didn’t need to take my laptop! I’ve never done this on a business trip before.

It’s portable so I just popped it into my handbag, along with my iPad mini.

The packaging for the keyboard is minimal. The first thing you notice about the keyboard is how light it is. For me, this is a big plus. When I’m out and about, I don’t want to be weighed down by heavy bags and then sore shoulders. Then there’s the stylish design – it’s made from bamboo and is chiclet style for easy typing (my favourite type of keyboard). Typing isn’t quiet though – it’s louder than a regular Macbook keyboard, but softer than a standard keyboard with chunky keys.

It is a wireless keyboard that’s compatible with Android, iOS and Windows handsets. It paired without hassle on both an iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S5. After you turn it on and touch the connect button, you open your hand and scan for Bluetooth devices. It will pick up as Bluetooth Keyboard and then give you several digits to type into the keyboard to complete pairing. This usually takes a total of 10 seconds.


The keyboard has a built-in battery and comes with a micro USB charging cable. It connects to devices within a range of 50 feet. That’s really as technical as it gets. You need to remember to switch it off when you’re done using it. It’s not meant to be used for hours on end, so I cannot give you a proper estimate on battery life. I use for events that require typing for less than an hour at a time and it’s fine. It’s also useful when I need to respond to emails from a coffee shop.

The Houdt wooden wireless Bluetooth keyboard is available from all iFix stores from June for a recommended retail price of R899. Visit www.ifix.co.za for more.


I have TWO of these stunning keyboards to give-away right here on Wired to the Web. All you have to do is leave a comment below saying you’d like to win. Doesn’t get any easier than that!

The competition will run for a week until Monday, 2 June at midday. Winners will be selected via random.org and announced later in the day.


The two numbers that came up on random.org were 10 and 72, from a total of 92 entries (I used the time stamp/order comments were left from my email thread to get the most accurate number since up votes on comments change that order).
10 – Seshni
72 – Nazeer Osman

Congratulations! Check comments 🙂

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  1. emlyn thomas 26/05/2014 at 13:02 Reply

    i have a houdt cover for my iPhone 5 now let me complete it with the keyboard

  2. Fatima 26/05/2014 at 13:42 Reply

    FTW. Touch wood. 🙂

  3. Samina 26/05/2014 at 13:45 Reply

    Seeing as these guys don’t have the same make of wooden phone case for S4s that they have for iPhone5, I would like to settle for this. Hard knock life 😉

  4. Jessel Sookha 26/05/2014 at 14:27 Reply

    Would so be a welcomed addition to experimenting being mobile

  5. Amy Jennings 26/05/2014 at 14:32 Reply

    I would love to win one of these!
    I’ve had keyboards in the past that couldn’t be charged – you had to change the batteries. They didn’t last very long so this sounds brilliant!! Especially as I am completely dependent on my iPad.

  6. Yusuf Kaka 26/05/2014 at 14:40 Reply

    Looks awesome, would love to have one.

  7. sameera osman 26/05/2014 at 14:57 Reply

    Yes Please! i’d LOVE to own one 😉

  8. Hawabibi Laher 26/05/2014 at 15:19 Reply

    Would love to win 1

  9. samantha pillay 26/05/2014 at 16:02 Reply

    Would love to win this because it’s gorgeous, I would easily use this with my iPad mini to blog on the go and it’s my birthday day (I can only use that excuse once a year!) not only would I like to win, I would love to win!

  10. Mark Patterson 26/05/2014 at 16:40 Reply

    Yes Nafisa, this is something that I would really Houdtfully like to win. Especially as I have a lot of travelling coming up for the rest of the year. Do please consider me as one of your worthy Houdty recipients. Please (with a cherry on top)!
    Warmest Houdt regards Mark alias DBS

  11. mumtaz desai 26/05/2014 at 17:57 Reply

    Love the feel or all things natural(the earth child in me lol)so would love using this…

  12. Tiago 26/05/2014 at 18:40 Reply

    I am a huge fan of wooden gadget, this would be awesome to have as my first one!

  13. Sunique Lubbe 26/05/2014 at 19:13 Reply

    The keyboard blew my mind! Would be more than awesome to actually own one!!!

  14. Deirdre Marais 26/05/2014 at 19:16 Reply

    Just ordered my Houdt iPhone5s cover – can’t wait! I would LOVE to win a keyboard as well!

  15. RehanaSeedat.5 26/05/2014 at 21:31 Reply

    Rehana Seedat I absolutely love this keyboard. Would really love to win.
    email: dseedat@telkomsa.net

  16. Ludolf Burger 26/05/2014 at 22:05 Reply

    I would like to win

    Mmm… been having my eyes on one of these for a while now 😛

  17. Mark 26/05/2014 at 22:57 Reply

    I’d like to win one 🙂

  18. femmegypsy 27/05/2014 at 08:03 Reply

    Would absolutely love to win one! Have had my sight on one for a while and I absolutely adore the bamboo finish 🙂

  19. Mr. Grey 27/05/2014 at 09:44 Reply

    I would like to win

  20. Eishman 27/05/2014 at 09:55 Reply

    Would look great in my new office. Hope I win!

  21. Kurt Jacobs 27/05/2014 at 11:45 Reply

    It would be of a great delight to win this smashing keyboard.

  22. Nazeer Osman 27/05/2014 at 11:49 Reply

    Awesome ! I have never won any competition. I would like to win for the first time 🙂

    • Nafisa Akabor 03/06/2014 at 08:45 Reply

      Hi Nazeer. You’ve been randomly drawn as a winner! And looks like you’ve won your first competition. Congratulations 🙂 Please mail me on inbox@nafisa.co.za with your delivery address and contact number.

      • Nazeer Osman 03/06/2014 at 09:06 Reply

        I won !!! Thanks so much. Email has been sent 🙂

  23. Kay Payne 27/05/2014 at 12:51 Reply

    I love this!!

  24. Gae - Heart of Iron 27/05/2014 at 12:59 Reply

    Who wouldn’t want to win??? Awesome product, I love it!

  25. Charlene 27/05/2014 at 15:49 Reply

    LOVE it!!! Houdt is one of my favourite new accessories!

  26. Jacqui Macgregor 27/05/2014 at 19:09 Reply

    I would love and treasure one! Perfectly beautiful Design and innovation!

  27. stephanie 27/05/2014 at 21:28 Reply

    Very nice would love this 🙂 holding thumbs

  28. CapeTownGuy 27/05/2014 at 22:49 Reply

    Winning would be cool, I guess. Actually, I would like to win.

  29. tarryn 28/05/2014 at 10:28 Reply

    wow a wooden keyboard never seen anything like this up until today, looks really sleek… I WANNA WIN, pick me pick me

  30. Micheline 28/05/2014 at 14:08 Reply

    Awesome, love it. My fiancé is a carpenter and he was absolutely love this…so with that being said please can I win one

  31. Mark Jackson 28/05/2014 at 15:25 Reply

    Me me me I’d love to win!

  32. Caryn Hulse 28/05/2014 at 19:04 Reply

    I would LOVE to win this!

  33. Siyabonga Africa 30/05/2014 at 09:36 Reply

    I would like to win the wireless keyboard. It would go great with my Mac while I use it at Doubleshot Coffee and Tea. Hipster for LIFE!!

  34. Anish Sana 30/05/2014 at 09:39 Reply

    Sounds awesome! I would like to win.

  35. me me 30/05/2014 at 10:33 Reply

    This would be an amazing win.

  36. Rochelle 02/06/2014 at 09:27 Reply

    I would really like to win this!!!

  37. Gregory S. Balchin 02/06/2014 at 09:30 Reply


    I MEAN


    not that


  38. Kurt Mitchell 02/06/2014 at 09:32 Reply

    I’d like to win!!! Pretty please, with varnish on top 🙂

  39. Craig Wilson 02/06/2014 at 09:41 Reply

    This is a comment. I’d like to win 🙂

  40. Emy Clarke 02/06/2014 at 10:07 Reply

    Id love to win this! Such an awesome prize!!!

  41. Heather de Bruin 02/06/2014 at 10:09 Reply

    I would love to win :

  42. Naadira Moosajee 02/06/2014 at 10:58 Reply

    I would love to win one of the Houdt wooden keyboards. I need to start reusing my iPad more often..

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