Thursday, October 16th, 2014
Following the release of the Google Nexus 9 yesterday, we would like to introduce the Official Bluetooth Keyboard. With an ever increasing number of people wanting to write long emails on their tablet, or have the convenience of a laptop without the bulk, this keyboard offers a tempting solution.
This keyboard offers a protective yet slim design at a mere 5mm thin; protecting from scratches, scrapes and damage whilst not compromising on aesthetics.
With an impressively powerful internal battery that will keep it powered for up to 5 months between charges – perfect for long typing sessions! And to recharge, it’s as simple as plugging it in to a Micro USB compatible charging cable.
Not only does the case fit securely to the tablet with magnets, there’s also no need to go through painful configuration processors to enjoy this official keyboard case from Google. Instead use the built-in NFC pairing, which allows you to connect your keyboard case to your Nexus 9 with ease simply by touching them together.
This Bluetooth keyboard also allows you to position the screen in one of two comfortable viewing angles, enabling working on a desk to be pleasurable and converting your Nexus 9 into a laptop-like experience for increased typing productivity. The viewing angles also allow you to enjoy rich video content while relaxing, at an angle that is easy to view for long periods of time.
Offering a full QWERTY keyboard, with well placed keys, typing away should prove no problem at all. It’s also perfect for a quiet working environment due to the quiet keystrokes achieved with this keyboard. Quality and productivity are by no means compromised, thanks to the mechanical keys that really do feel and react just like a real keyboard.
Although it’s not quite on the market yet, and there’s no definite release date or price, you can register your interest for this promising keyboard here.
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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Microsoft are set to announce Office for iPad in a special press event tomorrow. In honour of the occasion, we’re taking a look at the very best accessories for writing, drawing and working on the iPad Air.
5. Logitech K760 Wireless Bluetooth Solar Keyboard for Apple Devices
The most popular part of Office has long been Word, and to really make the most of its appearance on iPad you’ll need a proper keyboard. There are a lot of good Bluetooth keyboards on the market, but very few of them approach the quality of Logitech’s K760. The keyboard is similar to Apple’s popular Wireless Keyboard, with a row of Apple-specific functions along the top. The keyboard is also solar powered, meaning you’ll never need to charge it – just use it in a lit area and it’ll gain enough energy to keep it charged. Finally, the K760 works with a range of Apple devices (and Android / Windows too), and can swap between up to three connected devices with a press of a button. The one downside to this keyboard is it doesn’t include a stand for the iPad, so you’ll need to pick one up separately.
4. Kensington KeyFolio Executive Case for iPad Air
The Kensington KeyFolio is another good option, propping up your iPad in a laptop-like position with the keyboard sitting below. That makes for a comfortable experience in cramped spaces (like trains), and also protects both keyboard and iPad during transit. The KeyFolio Executive is also a bit cheaper than the other iPad keyboards on our list, which is nice.
3. a-Jays One+ Earphones – White
Part of the appeal of working on an iPad is that you can be doing it anywhere – in a coffee shop, on the train, or at your desk. That’s great for productivity, but it also means you’ll more likely be working in places that are louder and more distracting than the average office. These headphones will go a long way towards blocking out that noise, and replacing it with the music or white noise of your choice. The a-Jays One+ are a great set of headphones, with powerful 8.6mm drivers and a stylish look in black or white.
2. Adonit Jot Pro Magnetic Stylus Pen – Silver
Office for iPad isn’t just a straight port of the Windows application – that’d be silly. Instead, it’s been adapted to suit a touch interface, and that means support for writing with fingers and styli alike. This Adonit Jot Pro is one of the best ways to make notes on the iPad, with a clear precision tip that allows for much more careful scribing than you get with your finger or larger styli.
1. Kensington KeyFolio Exact Keyboard Case for iPad Air
Our winning entry this time around is the Kensington KeyFolio Exact, a top-end keyboard case for the iPad. The Exact features a number of successful design options, including a wide range of stand angles, a fully removable keyboard, a wrist-rest, backlighting and a slim yet protective polycarbonate case. It’s a convincing display, and one that gives you the best chance of getting some serious writing done on your iPad.
And there we have it! We’re excited to see Office finally come to iPad, and we hope you are too. If you have any questions about the accessories we’ve selected here, then we’d invite you to leave your comments in the appropriate field below. Thanks for reading and have a good week!
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
Here’s something cool: You can get a physical keyboard for your Samsung Galaxy S3.
Check it out – it’s done using this Wireless Sliding Keyboard Case, which adds a full physical keyboard that’s just a slide away, like the one on the Desire Z. If you spend a lot of time typing on your smartphone, whether you’re writing emails or poking at your web server, then this is an essential accessory.
Just slide your phone into a comfortable typing positioning when you need to write more than a few words, then slide it back down to make the keyboard flush with the phone. You can either slide straight back and forth, or at an angle, depending on your preference. You can even separate the two pieces – since the keyboard connects via Bluetooth, it works up to 10 meters away.
Of course, there are a few differences to having a keyboard built into the phone’s chassis – namely, you can take it off when you don’t need it, ensuring you don’t sacrifice functionality for bulk.
The keyboard also provides an extra layer of protection over the Galaxy S3′s case, making it much harder to scratch or knock the rear of the phone. The keyboard case also includes a minimal bumper around the phone that’ll help to dissipate minor impacts.
Let me know what you think in the comments below – should we look to get something similar for the Galaxy S4? I definitely reckon it’s one of the coolest Samsung Galaxy S3 accessories I’ve seen, but I’d love to hear your views. Thanks for reading and have a good one!