- Brand Name: Matias
- Model Number: FK304
- Connectivity Technology: Bluetooth
- Keyboard Description: QWERTY
- Color: Black
Matias Bluetooth Folding Keyboard for MAC
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- Full-size and portable. Compatible for Mac computers.
- Comfortable tactile feel
- Enhanced Number Pad
- Fast Function Key
- Pump up (or down) the volume
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Also, setup is a breeze: no special drivers needed (assuming your bluetooth adapter is setup correctly), and pairing is idiot proof.
I only have three gripes: the keyboard uses two AAA alkalines. I'd much rather a device like this use a Li-ion battery, and for the price, the omission is inexcusable.
Also, the folding action is a bit touchy. I'd almost say it's cheap. It's not a huge problem, but if you're not careful, I can see how it would be easy to break the plastic spine that holds the two ends of the keyboard together. Again, the price of the device makes this issue inexcusable
Finally, the clips that hold the two halves the keyboard together when it's closed might as well not be there. If you jostle the keyboard even a little bit while it's folded, the clips un-clip. Should I bother adding that this device is too expensive for the manufacturer to have let this slide?
In conclusion, I would say that the keyboard is definitely a very functional and useful keyboard. However, for some of the construction flaws related to the folding gimmick, this device is definitely overpriced.
First, the plusses:
- Full sized keys with number pad
- Built-in volume control buttons, including mute
- Easy to pair via Bluetooth
- A true "Mac" keyboard with command button and option button
- Uses 2 AAA batteries for power, which means you don't have to worry about charging it when it gets low.
- Typing experience is comparable to most laptop keyboards. Comfortable but won't win any awards.
- Seems to have good range.
Now, the negatives:
- Unnecessarily large. Includes not only a full number pad, arrow keys, page up/down, etc. It also has an extended area on the left of the keyboard that seems to be just wasted space. They could have reduced the device width by about 40-50% had they removed these two features alone. They probably should offer a model with number pad and another without. As it is, when folded in half, it's still as long as my iPad is tall as well as being more than half as wide and a good bit thicker. Eliminates a lot of the portability.
- Can only pair with one device at a time. Not a big deal for me, but might be for some people.
- Flimsy construction. You really feel like you have to be gentle with this, even more so than with the iPad.
- Latching mechanism is unreliable. Often pops open on its own for no real reason except that the hooks that lock the latch are poorly designed
- Power button is poorly placed. When folded in half, the power button sticks out like a sore thumb.Read more ›
I'm not completely living in the past and I LOVE my iPad for many, many tasks, but not for writing. But it's so lovable and so portable that I wanted to write on it too. The Matias folding bluetooth is very usable. It's no IBM but it has plenty of functions to use with an iPad. There are keys to adjust the volume, screen brightness, a HOME key, a search key that willl take you directly to iPad search (the screen to the left of your first home screen). Since it is full size, it's almost as comfortable as sitting at your desk. If you're used to a clicky keyboard like the IBM, you will find the keys a bit squishy but no more so than any other keyboard of recent manufacture. Compare this keyboard to the free one you get when you buy a PC. It does the job but it's not top of the line.
I wish the bottom of the keyboard had the two fold out feet to raise the angle, that would be more comfortable. As another reviewer said, it could be smaller if they'd left off the number pad but NO! Many of us wanted the best of both worlds, a full size keyboard in a portable form.
I have to agree with the other reviewer who wrote about the location of the power button.Read more ›
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