A keyboard, for your phone, really?
In an attempt to simplify my digtial lifestyle, I sold my iPad and related devices and solely relied on my phone/laptop combo. So from that point I would just take along my smart phone for all meetings. The only problem is using landscape mode to type on such a small device in most cases half the screen space disappears and it can be hard to write a decent email, message or even write some notes.
Many people use bluetooth keyboards with their tablets so I thought “why not on a phone?”. After a five minute search online, I came across this Ultra thin sliding keyboard. The gadget hound in me said “YES”! The cheap ass in me said “only 20 bucks – buy it”.
Just taaaaap it in
when i.firdt.tried.to .m the ;kehbosrd.thid.iid .whsgt cam.e w-ik – Translation, When I first tried to use the keyboard this is what came out. Typing is harder than you think at first, but given time you get used the slightly unusal keyboard layout and button configuration. Using this keyboard reminded me of my blackberry keyboard, but its wider and takes a couple of days to get used to it.
The keyboard pairs easily and comes with a backlight, which is a definitely helpful and thanks to a decent battery life it lasts around two weeks before you have to charge it. This is a great gadget to have if you are sick of crappy screen keyboards, there is a bit of a learning curve, but once your are used to it, its really handy – I even managed to type this post with it. There a few vendors selling these online and comes in many shapes eg iPhone 4/5 and Android.
Definitely worth a try.
Bluetooth Specification: Version 3.0.
Range of frequency: 2.4GHz Spectrum.
Operating Voltage: 3.7V dc (Li-ion)
Standby Current: 1mA.
Operation Current: <2.5mA.
Sleep current: <0.25mA.
Size: 126.5×61.3×17.5mm (approx)