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It's a decent keyboard, well made and compact but major downside is the fact you need a solid surface to type on. You can't sit it on your lap and type as it'll just fold up in middle which is a major issue for me as I'm always on the move. I wouldn't buy a keyboard of this design again, live and learn.
So I'm at uni at the moment, and have to cycle in... I don't really want to take a bag with me (I'm lazy) bought a cheaper non-folding keyboard before this and hated it as it kept double pressing each key and having to be really precise. this keyboard is a life saver. with Word and Excel and all those on my phone (they're free) I can make my notes super quickly and easily. and using one drive, they sync automatically online, so i cant loose all my notes. the keyboard is awesome, its yet to run out of battery (I charged it like 2 months ago and occasionally plug it in for like 10 mins) but it works like a normal keyboard, but way more compact and easier... its cool... buy it... you can be cool too...
I spent a great deal of time looking for a bluetooth keyboard that would be compatible with my iPad Air 2, including keyboard cases and other third party keyboard options. After doing a mountain of research on YouTube and watching product review videos i kept landing back on this keyboard.
Initially I was put off and discounted it because of the folding aspect and i really didn't want a folding keyboard but as it kept coming up I took a deep breath and ordered it.
It comes in a box about the size of a CD case (if you remember those!) perhaps a little more squat - really neatly packaged in standard microsoft modern style. The keyboard itself is a smart low profile design and weighs about the same as one of those old double/triple album CD's with a big booklet you used to get. In other words it's easily portable and no thicker when folded up that the ipad in a case. Folded out its neat and smart and is a great option for a portable keyboard.
The reason I wanted it is because I found that I tend to type more rapidly than the iPad display can keep up with so i keep dropping letters or it just doesn't register. It's super easy to use, although I'm still getting used to working with the keyboard shortcuts so SOME things are faster to just hop on my PC to do, but when im in bed or out and about working its a great option to use.
connecting it is easy as well - very straightforward and the instructions are clear and easy to use.
Battery life is incredible - I've charged it ONCE since I bought it months ago....
Overall, very very good highly portable pocket keyboard with very wide compatibility for Apple and Android devices, as well as good functionality, low profile form factor - yes it seems a little pricey but trust me its worth it.
as an aside, my wife has a keyboard case which was cheaper but it shows - the keys are cheap plastic and clacky and it makes her ipad very heavy so now she take the ipad out and has a second case for when she doesnt need the keyboard! False economy in my opinion - definitely go for this Microsoft keyboard if its in your budget and you want a sleek high quality mobile keyboard solution.
This is a great keyboard, nicely spaced, it has a split key design which I am used to but for others may take a week or so for them to get up to speed with. it folds out nicely, I've removed two starts for two design omissions. You cannot use this on your lap as it will fold in half, it needs a rigid support, some sort of clip or slide under on the underside could have solve this issue. The other is that there is no tiny led telling you the device is charging or charged.
These are minor niggles as I usually use it on a desk and plug it in over night. but if you want to use this keyboard on your lap and you don't always have something rigid to hand to support it, you'd do better elsewhere.
Other than this its a great keyboard and I'm glad i've bought it. I use it with my pixel c , iphone, ipad and samsung telly. (only two profiles can exist at once)
It’s a great little keyboard - open it out, it turns on and connects automatically - close it, it turns off... great way to save on battery! Also, it has a micro USB input socket, which is a great feature (ie. not having to replace batteries etc). You can pair it with a few devices and it has a toggle switch for easy pairing (between android, iOS and windows). Highly recommend this keyboard - I use it with my iPad during work travels, and it’s great. The only reason for 4* is that it takes a little time to get used to typing on it - a lot of typos at the start, but once you get used to it, it’s greag
If you're anything like me and need to type long emails or social media posts on your phone and/or tablet then I'd highly recommend this keyboard. It's easy to carry aroind (it just about fits into my jacket pocket however I prefer to stow it in my laptop bag and I've invested in a small hardshell case for further protection); pairing to your devices is a doddle and you pretty much get a full sized keyboard despite its small dimensions when it's folded in half (and it will stay shut as there's magnets to keep it closed when you're on the move. So far this hasn't let me down and it's also helped me type faster when compared to using the smaller touch keyboard built into my devices - so all in all highly recommended
My husband gifted me this keyboard for use in ny iPad Pro but the iPad doesn't map the keys correctly. Not really a fault of the keyboard as it is a standard PC layout, but it is advertised as being compatible with the iPad and it isn't fully. I would expect the same to be the case for the iPhone but I haven't tested. Other than that, I quite like the keyboard.
Things to note: The keyboard is split in two, so that makes it different to use than most keyboards but it is very comfortable to type on. The keys are not all the same size. The T, G, H and N are larger than the other keys. It gets a little getting used to but after a couple of days you won't even notice. It folds in half so if you want to type on your lap it won't work very well.
The fact that you can connect to 2 different devices at the touch of a button means that if you use 2 devices regularly this will improve your workflow. There are other options for this but none quite so portable. The keyboard is extremely compact for travelling but feels sturdy and well built. The keys are fairly silent, which I quite like.
All-in-all I think this is a good purchase, especially if you travel a lot and like to use more than one device.
This is a fantastic bit of kit. The first one I bought had bricked within the first few weeks. This is a really common problem from what I understand as you will find from a basic Google search. The current unit is working just fine, and it’s a fantastic way to stay connected while you are out and about and wanting to type emails at a decent. This is a fantastic bit of kit. The first one I bought had bricked within the first few weeks. This is a really common problem from what I understand as you will find from a basic Google search. The current unit is working just fine, and it’s a fantastic way to stay connected while you are out and about and wanting to type emails at a decent speed
I would recommend it, and would give it five stars but for the propensity for Microsoft product here to go a bit Bricky.
Great keyboard, and feels like a quality item. I found it very easy to connect to both my iPad and my Android phone. Unfortunately it won't connect to my PC despite using a Bluetooth 4.0 dongle. The reason for this appears to be because I am still using Windows 7, and it looks like you need to be running Windows 8 at a minimum to be able to pair with a PC. Battery life is great and I've actually charged it with a standard android phone charger at the mains with no ill effects. Because it folds you will need a sturdy surface to use it on, it's quite a faff to use on your knee because of this.