212 of 222 people found the following review helpful
on February 2, 2011
First of all, I received the case with keyboard two days after I ordered it, fantastic. However, the keyboard doesn't work. Some of the keys will type but the majority will not. I also tested the device on my home computer USB port and it recognized the keyboard fine...but the same few keys work and the majority do not. Wrote seller for a return or exchange.
UPDATE 2/4/11-- Seller was excellent. He responded in one day to my keyboard problem. I received a new case in two days. It works great. Thank you for this great customer experience.
85 of 87 people found the following review helpful
on January 28, 2011
[[ASIN:B004JQN670 10.2" Leather Case with Keyboard and Stylus Pen for ePad and aPad (Black)
I purchased this for a 10.2" Apad tablet. It has several uses. Not only does it act as a case to protect the tablet from scratches, but it has a kickstand in the back to hold it up. It transforms the tablet into a mini laptop! It makes it easy to watch videos and movies too. The item arrived within 3 days..fast shipping.
This is a must for tablet users. Highly recommended.
115 of 120 people found the following review helpful
on August 4, 2011
My new Thrive fits perfectly in this folder. The USB keyboard is great, plug it in and just type; it even works on the device locking screen. I'm very pleased with this case.
27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on March 31, 2011
Ok, first off this is NOT NOT NOT the case shown in the pictures, except for maybe the one that just shows on side of it. I have Veiwsonic G Tablet running Vegan 5.1. This case looks pretty nice and the keyboard works perfectly. I just got it in today and I wanted to share my first impressions.
Because it is a tablet, the soft keyboard will always pop up whenever you click on a writable space. You can, however, simply click back on it to remove the soft keyboard, its not really an issue. One of the picutres illistrates is being propped up without the kickstand, this is NOT that case. You must use the kickstand for it to stand up. It also comes with a stylist, which is just a small pen-shapped piece of plastic. The G Tablet has a capacitive screen, therefore, this peice of plastic does not work as a stylist, but I didn't get the case for that, I got if for the keyboard. That being said, yes the keyboard is small, but with a little getting used to, you'll be typing circles around anyone struggling with the soft keyboard. Also, the usb is just barely long enough to reach the port on the side of my tablet, but it fits in well enough and feels secure, but I'm not going to go throw it around in the case any time sooon.
The only bad things I can even say about this product (aside from the stylist) is that when you look closely at it, it looks cheap. There are holes above the keyboard where lights come on for caps lock and such, and these holes look like a seven year old did them. You can bend the keyboard around so you just have the tablet for that type of usage, but I wouldn't recomend it because it feels like it was only made to close and be in the upright typing position. The stylist holder is slanted and looks glued on, but all these asthetic things are minor and overall product is great for the price. Also, I added my own velcro to keep the kickstand from sticking out when not in use.
Overall, if you're simply looking for a usb keyboard case at a lower price, this is the one to get.
32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on July 26, 2011
I bought this for a 10.1 inch tablet and when it arrived I was not disappointed. The quality to price is excellent. Thankfully the keyboard is full sized. All the keys work, the stand made the tablet lean at a convenient angle, and the magnetic closure is strong. Aside from the magnetic closure at the top, there are four tough plastic clips the tablet slides into, 2 at the sides and 2 at the bottom so falling out accidentally is highly unlikely. The USB cable is conveniently placed and its cable is long enough to suit just about any 10 inch; it, too, has a magnetic docking spot in the fold of the case. Oh, yes, it comes with a stylus. The comma, period and slash keys are narrower than a standard keyboard and this does not present a problem when using the keyboard. Keep in mind, and this is not just specific to this tablet, the [Shift] key on these keyboard cases does not [Shift] as on an ordinary PC keyboard. You must use the [Shift] key on the tablet screen. All in all this is a very good value.
46 of 53 people found the following review helpful
on February 24, 2011
This is an extremely useful keyboard and stand. I purchased four cases.
1), I think the smell of this leather (if it really is leather)is terrible.
2), the lack of a mousepad when the USB is connected, and most importantly,
3)the lack of an efficient, safe, and strong closure tab instead of the magnetic one. This tab closure is not strong enough to keep a 1 lb. device inside.If the device is tilted toward the magnetic closure it slides right out! It happens on all four keyboard cases. It should have an industrial strength velcro closure stitched onto it. The android tablet that it's supposed to be enclosing &/or protecting isn't made of paper... It's an electronic device! The case should be modified for safety as well as it productive use.
25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on April 8, 2011
IN THE INTEREST OF FULL DISCLOSURE: I am using this for an Archos 10.1 internet tablet - which is NOT the device it was designed for!! So, grain of salt on my cons.
Pros on this: The keyboard is awesome. It has taken my tablet up from "cute toy" to "mobile powerhouse." I do a LOT of writing, and the keyboard saves the day for me. I also like the "style" of it...it looks nice when sitting on my desk at work...but at the same time, it doesn't necessarily look like what it IS (e.g., a case for a $300+ piece of electronics), but more like maybe a realllllllly nice day planner binder or something. I think that's AWESOME, because I am paranoid about people marking my bags as Items of Interest If I Were To Want To Steal Something. The keyboard was true plug-n-play on my Archos, which is running Android 2.2.
Cons: The case itself is not the best in terms of shock absorption. It's a hard case inside and out, and if you just shut the case and go about your day, the keyboard will be banging on your tablet's screen all day as you jostle from place to place. (I unplug it from the keyboard and flip it around so the screen is against the *inside cover* instead of the keyboard - that also solves an Archos-specific problem, where one of the holding hooks rubs against the power / media volume switches!)
I don't know if this works better for the ePad, but it also doesn't *really* hold onto the tablet; it can shoot right on out of the case if you're not careful.
And, as others have mentioned...the smell. Hooooooboy, yeah. It can be *powerful*, especially if you've put it into your laptop case and left it overnight. When you open that bag in the morning, it'll about knock you over!! I've started leaving it spread open at night on a wire cookie rack, hoping to hurry up the "lose the new car smell" process!
The last grumble I have on it may not be the keyboard's fault at all - I'm not sure if this is hardware or software and haven't taken the time to look into it, but, some of the keys don't work as marked for the punctuation; I work in databases and do a moderate amount of HTML coding, and some of the most-common keys I use - greater than / less than signs, for example - do not work on this keyboard. I either have to unplug it and use the native Android keyboard, or put in a placeholder so I can search/replace when I port the file over to my laptop.
After all that, would I buy it again? ONLY IN A FLAT SECOND!!!! This is a great bargain at @ $35, and none of the above cons are deal-breakers for me. I paid the extra for expedited shipping and it arrived quickly. And I use it every single day, grateful for the added productivity without a lot of added weight.
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on June 15, 2012
I think that this product is awesome for a tablet. I have a Coby Kyros tablet that is 10 inches and this case fits it perfectly. My tablet snaps into place very easily and the keyboard can be attached through the usb drive. Everything works outs greatly.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2012
Exactly what I was looking for! My mother got this for me as a late x-mas gift. Arrived a day early and smelled like a brand new car when I opened the package. Keyboard works perfectly as the thrive picks it up immediately. Case is really nice looking and the magnets are a nice touch! I figured with the price being so cheap that this would be cheaply made, however I was wrong. Love it and will buy from seller again in the future. I never rate or comment on stuff that I buy, however this seller deserved a 5 star rating!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on February 2, 2012
This case was a great buy for 18 dollars. The keyboard works great and it fits my thrive perfectly. I was very wary of buying it before i read the other reviews but i was pleasently suprised. My thrive fits snug and i have no problem with the keyboard. The pen sucks however but thats not of much to me anyway. I recommend if you have a 10in toshiba thrive like me this is a great buy dont waste your money on a brand name keyboard. This is great. And again.....18 bucks