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Inexpensive & Better Designed Than Most Bluetooth Keyboards
on November 10, 2013
iClever makes some unique, cool electronics and this Bluetooth keyboard is better than most I have tried. The actual keys are placed at the same distance as your regular PC keyboard! The keyboard sits up at an angle about the same as your regular keyboard. It runs on (2) two AAA batteries (not included). This ‘not included’ feature with electronics has always bugged me. It wouldn’t kill the manufacturer to include the batteries.
Set up was really easy ‘after’ the first time. On the bottom is a tiny little on/off switch. Turn it on and a little blue light by Keypad F11 shows up briefly. Set your device (I used my iPad 2 and my iPhone 4S set to Bluetooth mode. Then you have to press a tiny little black ‘reset’ type button on the bottom. Within about 30 seconds the unit will be paired. It’s all a bit small, but the good news is, after your keyboard is paired to your device, you never have to set it all up again.
The keys set about 1/8 of an inch above the board and are not waterproof or water-resistant. So watch your coffee. The top of the keyboard is ESC through F1q, to F12 and Delete. The keyboard is about 60% the length of a regular keyboard, so the side keys had to be moved about. This can take some getting used to if you are a purist typist that takes pride in never looking at the keyboard. I always have to look at my keyboard. The bottom row is ‘fn’, ‘control’, ‘alt/option’ and ‘command’. There are also a ‘command’ and alt/option’ keys to the right of the center spaced ‘space’ bar. The ‘fn’ is used in conjunction with other keys (Q, W, or E) for Android and Windows systems. Apple systems use (13) ‘symbol’ keys while Android systems use (14) ‘symbol’ keys in slightly different ways for results. In other words, you have to learn how to use multi-media keys differently depending on your device.
Learning how to use a new Bluetooth keyboard is not new. So many are different and this one is slightly better designed and bigger than most. It certainly beats ‘thumb-typing’ on an iPhone or ‘picking’ on an iPad. There is a note that his keyboard will not work with Nokia Lumia 720 and may not function with other similar devices. But for the price, you can be sure it’s worth it for Apple, Android and Windows operating systems.