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on May 13, 2013
I will break down this review in the sum of its parts:
Magnets - to me and my tablet, they are strong and do not have a problem latching onto the tablet, or folding to create the stand. it takes effort to break the stand (i.e. push at the tablets highest leverage point, and hard to get the stand to dislodge from the tablet) I say the Magnet is great, and I even grabbed the tablet by the cover to find that the tablet did not dislodge unless shaken or pulled at an angle.
Cover - the cover is great in my opinion, it gets the job done and looks cool doing it. it has a double hinge that will allow you to put the keyboard between the tablet and cover, however I have not found that to be my most popular use case. I generally keep the keyboard in my back and leave the tablet with the cover on. its functional, thin, and best of all easy to carry.
keyboard - This is where my 1 star is taken from. I love the idea of having a chargeable, wireless, and slim keyboard to go with my tablet. The keyboard is just like a slim desktop keyboard (keys you push in, and they bounce back) it feels good, it feels like a home keyboard in a lot of ways, and did I mention slim? because for what it adds to your tablet it sure is thin and light. However what I have begun to take away is that although the tablet gets far more functionality from having a keyboard, the trackpad is lacking. how does it lack? well its sensitivity is interesting. It does do the job, but feels like the lowest common denominator in quality. The trackpad will actually allow you to "Click" like a mouse would. it sounds good from the point of view of a gamer/desktop PC junky. but in practice, clicking the mouse moves its location enough for you to miss the target on the screen. perhaps with some practice it could get better, but I am reviewing after a month, and still notice it.
Despite that one gripe. I have to say I love the package, getting the keyboard adds far more functionality to windows 8 and the vivotab smart. the cover is brilliant and does not show age easily.
I feel that if you have bought into the vivotab smart, then you might as well buy into this kit of accessories. why limit what you have purchased? you will at least love the ability to do keyboard shortcuts, and typing on a real keyboard is functionally a lot better then the on screen. The cover again, is brilliant and adds a lot to your 450+ investment. get it, you will not regret it, I don't.