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Add a physical keyboard to your new iPhone 6

on Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Apple allows you to add new software keyboards to your device with iOS 8, but Brando allows you to add a physical keyboard to your iPhone 6.  The iPhone 6 Ultra-thin Slide-out Bluetooth Backlight Keyboard case snaps onto the back of your iPhone 6; it leaves all connectors and controls uncovered.  In addition to theRead More…


Zagg rugged folio for the Apple iPad mini review

on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

I enjoy my iPad mini, but I worry about dropping it or otherwise damaging the unit when I travel.  Also, it serves most of my needs, but there are still occasions where I need to set up a laptop to write a review or extended emails.  Now, with the rugged folio from Zagg, I have convertedRead More…


Belkin Qode Thin Type Keyboard Case for iPad Air review

on Thursday, July 31st, 2014

I’ve reviewed a lot of keyboard cases for iPads and iPad minis in my day, but I’m always game to try another.  I find that some are pretty uncomfortable to type on and some do very well for an undersized keyboard.  Then there’s the Belkin Qode Thin Type Keyboard Case for iPad Air, which isRead More…


Kensington’s new KeyFolio Thin X3 keyboard can charge your smartphone too

on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

We review a lot of external battery packs here on The Gadgeteer. They come in all manner of shapes, sizes and colors, but they all suffer from one problem – they are just one more thing you have to carry around with you. One solution to this problem is to use gadgets that have aRead More…


ZAGG Auto-fit Bluetooth Keyboard for 7 inch tablets review

on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Small tablets like the Google Nexus 7 are light weight companions suited perfectly for all sorts of mobile tasks which make them great alternatives to a regular laptop. Onscreen touch keyboards get the job done, but sometimes you just want a physical keyboard to make it easier and faster to edit documents and write emails. For those times, you needRead More…


Bluetooth keyboard and universal stand case for Windows 8 and Android devices

on Friday, April 25th, 2014

Although Adesso mentions Windows 8 in the title and Android in the description, the Compagno X Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard with Universal Case Stand for Windows 8 Tablets should work with any mobile device with Bluetooth 3.0 wireless technology compatibility (backwards compatible with  2.1, 2.0, 1.2 & 1.1).  The aluminum keyboard has an 84-key US layout with scissor-switchRead More…

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A big name for a small device, the FAVI Swivel Screen Portfolio Case with Bluetooth Keyboard

on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Ok, I realize not everyone is as enamored with the iPad as I am, but since it is my tablet device of choice, I do like to present interesting options and accessories for it when I find them. The FAVI Swivel Screen Portfolio Case with Bluetooth keyboard (hence forth known as the FAVI case) isRead More…


Minisuit Bluetooth QWERTY Keyboard Stand Case for iPad mini 1 & 2 review

on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

When Apple released the iPad mini with Retina display, some people were disappointed because it was slightly thicker than the original.  That meant it was probable that many accessories for the original wouldn’t work with the newest model.  That’s not the case with the Minisuit Bluetooth QWERTY Keyboard Stand Case for iPad mini 1 &Read More…


One keyboard to pair with them all…

on Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News

Or at least pair with three devices simultaneously.  At first blush, it seems the Multi-Sync Keyboard from Kanex is designed to work only with Apple products, but reading closer reveals that this Bluetooth keyboard also works with Windows and Android devices, too.  You can even use it with your Apple TV.  This isn’t unexpected fromRead More…


Tired of typos on your iPhone? Maybe the Typo keyboard case can help you.

on Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Because he was tired of the inefficient on-screen keyboard on his iPhone, Ryan Seacrest (yep, the guy on TV) joined with Laurence Hallier to develop the Typo iPhone Keyboard Case.  The Bluetooth keyboard sits at the bottom of your iPhone and, according to early users, can increase your typing speed and reduce the number of mistakes.Read More…


ZAGGkeys Cover for iPad mini (original) review

on Friday, December 6th, 2013

Because virtual keyboards on tablets always present a problem for some users, there are a multitude of keyboard cases on the market.  The keyboards for the full-sized tablets are undersized and can be difficult for touch-typists to type on because of their non-standard layout.  I was surprised when I heard that manufacturers were introducing keyboardRead More…


MiniSuit BluBoard Bluetooth keyboard for iOS, Kindle, Android, Blackberry review

on Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Several months ago, a friend of mine gave me a challenge.  It was to write a page a day, any format I wanted, as long as I was writing roughly 700 words daily.  While by no means did I ever consistently meet that goal, it did kickstart the writing bug in me again. I primarilyRead More…


iwerkz Universal Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard review

on Saturday, October 12th, 2013

I have never been considered a workaholic, at least not when it comes to my day job. But when it comes to The Gadgeteer, I can’t unplug and to be honest, I don’t want to. I enjoy working on reviews and answering emails, even while I’m on vacation. This year we went to Sanibel Island FloridaRead More…

allputer-s4-slidingkeyboard launches new Bluetooth sliding keyboard for Samsung Galaxy S4

on Saturday, October 5th, 2013
Posted in: Android related, News

The Bluetooth Sliding Keyboard for the Samsung Galaxy S4 effectively turns the Android smartphone into a miniature laptop complete with a QWERTY keyboard and tilting display. The input device features Bluetooth connectivity, a rubberized hardshell plastic case and a built-in lithium battery that can support 120 hours of continuously typing after 4 hours charging.Read More…


ZAGG offers new ZAGGkeys Folio keyboard case for the Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0

on Friday, September 13th, 2013
Posted in: Android related, News

As someone who can touch type much faster that I can write with a pen, I prefer to use a physical keyboard with my tablet vs. an onscreen keyboard any day. Especially if I’m working on a review or writing a really long email. Most keyboards designed for tablets can’t be used on your lap,Read More…


Eagle Tech Neptor ET-KB300BF-WH Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard for Tablets & Smartphones review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Sunday, July 28th, 2013
Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Reviews

Bluetooth keyboards tend to come in two varieties: a case for a tablet you are using with a keyboard built in, or a universal Bluetooth keyboard that is not device-specific. The Neptor ET-KB300BF-WH Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard for Tablets & Smartphones by Eagle Tech, USA falls into the second category.   It’s a portable keyboard that canRead More…


ZAGG introduces a Universal Bluetooth Keyboard

on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News

No longer will you have to buy a device-specific leather case and keyboard for your new tablet, only to have to turn around and buy another as soon as you upgrade devices.  With ZAGG‘s new Universal Bluetooth Keyboard, you’ll be able to use it with any Bluetooth-enabled device, even if you decide to switch platforms.Read More…


A rugged keyboard case for the iPad mini at an unbelievable price

on Thursday, July 18th, 2013

The Airbender Mini : NT31B protective keyboard case for iPad mini from NewTrent has a lot of features you expect in a keyboard case – and a lot that you don’t expect.  The mini itself is housed in a rugged clamshell case with built-in screen protector and a silicone outer shell.  The case is a lotRead More…


ZAGG introduces a Bluetooth keyboard for the iPad mini

on Thursday, July 11th, 2013

I suppose it’s because of the iPad mini’s small size, but the market hasn’t seemed to flood with a gazillion keyboard cases for it.  Some of the cases that I’ve seen have been more like Apple’s Smart Cover in design, which I much prefer to those typical folio cases.  ZAGG has a Smart Cover-style BluetoothRead More…


FAVI Bluetooth PC / Tablet Keyboard and Presenter with Laser Pointer Review

on Friday, June 21st, 2013

The FAVI Bluetooth PC / Tablet Keyboard and Presenter with Laser Pointer (yes, that is the actual product name) is a handy little Bluetooth keyboard with integrated touchpad and laser pointer. I guess FAVI couldn’t work Touchpad into the name. It includes some dedicated Android keys, some dedicated presentation keys, a laser pointer, and just aboutRead More…


Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad mini review

on Sunday, June 9th, 2013

I’ve reviewed several iPad keyboard cases in my time at The Gadgeteer.  All of them until now have been for the full-sized iPad, and most of those have been leather or faux leather folio cases.  I don’t like folio cases for my iPad, because I just don’t use a keyboard very often, and the bigRead More…


Kensington KeyCover Hard Shell Keyboard for iPad review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Friday, May 24th, 2013

As someone who takes frequent trips, I have found that the lighter your carry-on is, the better. One problem I had with leaving my laptop at home was losing the ability to use a keyboard. I have tried a keyboard case for my iPad before and didn’t like it, but I was given the opportunityRead More…


Logitech announces the Keyboard Folio for iPad and for iPad mini

on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Logitech is expanding their line of keyboard cases for the iPad and iPad mini with their new Keyboard Folio cases.  The cases will have a fabric exterior available in a variety of colors (color selections may vary by region).  Hidden magnets keep the case securely closed to protect the touchscreen when you aren’t using theRead More…


Logitech announces their Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad mini

on Thursday, February 7th, 2013

I’ve had the opportunity to try many keyboard cases for the larger iPads I’ve owned, but I’ve never had hands-on experience with a keyboard case for the iPad mini.  Logitech has just announced their Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad mini, and I must say it has me intrigued.  Instead of a bulky folio case,Read More…


Archos Ultrathin Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad

on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Normally when I find a new product from Archos, it’s an Android tablet.  This time, they have a Bluetooth keyboard for us.  The Ultrathin Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad works with the iPad 2 and the 3rd- and 4th-gen iPads.  At 9.48″ x 7.32″ x 0.2″, it’s not much thicker than a Smart Cover; it weighsRead More…