Smartphones, Tablets, Phablets, Netbooks, Ultrabooks, Notebooks, PC’s, Power PC’s… There’s a lot of ways to gain access to information and data nowadays. The question is which one is right for you?
I know a lot of people like myself, who carry a smartphone, Tablet and a Netbook/Ultrabook/Notebook (only one of those) each day. Given the power, connectivity and overall functionality that tablets have; why then are people still carrying netbooks?
The overwhelming answer I’ve had is along the lines of “The keyboard makes typing emails and documents faster”, I have a solution! Logitech have sent me a Tablet Keyboard for Android and I love it!
- Light Weight
- Good Range
- Responsive Keypress
- Visually Attractive
- Reports Battery life is not particularly good
- Feels a little “plastic”
- Keyboard slides out of case in your bag too easily
- Stand can be difficult to unclip to fold away
What we like
Although it says “for Android” and works extremely well on my Android devices, out of curiosity I connected it to my iPad and found that it was as responsive and useful connected to that. The keyboard feels great and is very visually attractive. It’s slightly wider than most netbook keyboards so you don’t have to type like you’ve got a shoulder and wrist disorder which can be an issue for some people.
What can be improved
My main 3 concerns with this are that I’ve heard a number of reports that the battery life is not particularly good, but I’ve not been witness to this yet. The power button is easily accessible and inadvertently turned on in your bag. Finally, the keyboard slid out of the case in my bag. Not a huge concern as the device feels solid enough to take a bit of punishing, depending on what else you carry in that pocket of your bag this could result in some cosmetic damage.
ConclusionThe Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Android is a well designed and thought out accessory for your tablet. It is quite possibly the accessory a lot of people have been waiting for so their tablet can make the next step from useful gadget to a “must carry with me” device. It’s lightweight, looks great and works with all of the bluetooth devices I’ve tried it with so far. Selling at a retail cost of $99.95 it’s well worth the money too.
Now for the really good news, we’re giving one away thanks to Logitech! The final details of when and how we’re going to be giving this fine device away are yet to be confirmed, but stay tuned for details.