April 18, 2014

Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard for Android 3.0+ [Review]

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If you are looking to “up” your typing expierence on your tablet, you might want to check out the Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Android 3.0+. Logitech offers this keyboard for $69.99 and it really packs a punch. In the box you get the keyboard and a keyboard case/tablet stand, you also get some awesome packaging with the instructions written on the box (talk about eco-friendly). This keyboard is powered by 4 AAA batteries and connects via Bluetooth to your tablet, PC, Mac, or phone. Logitech took a direct approach towards the Apple aluminum keyboard with the design of this keyboard. Thankfully, this keyboard was easy to use and looked great.

As mentioned, this keyboard looks very similar to the Apple aluminum keyboard with chicklet keys, a slim design, and an all black coloring. This keyboard is ultra thin and sports a white trimming around the sides. The keyboard is very light, which makes it great for portability and ease of use. Since this keyboard is all plastic, it can feel a bit cheap at times, not the keys per se, but there is just an overall flimsy, cheap feeling. The keys, which I would say are the most important part, are great! They offer great throw, and were a decent size — keep in mind this is a full size keyboard, so you’re getting the same experience as a desktop keyboard. Logitech included a set of “Android specific” keys:

Home, Menu, Back, Search Music, Calendar, Browser, and Volume

These keys were a nice addition, but since most of them were 2-step keys (required holding down the function key), I ended up just using the on-screen buttons. Speaking of buttons, this keyboard has two: an on/off switch and a Bluetooth connect button. To pair with the buttons, there are two LED lights, battery and Bluetooth, that help inform you about your connection status and battery levels.

Overall, this keyboard is outstanding. It out preforms in almost all areas and also includes a stand/case, which provided good protection when I was taking it back and forth to school. Also, since this keyboard is universal for all platforms, I could switch between my tablet and computer, though I would NOT reccomend buying this keyboard if you are only using it with a computer because of its lack of a windows or command key. The largest flaw with this keyboard was trying to connect it to my tablet when running a TouchWiz Rom (Android Terminology, TouchWiz: a custom Android user interface provided by Samsung). Since TouchWiz is on every Samsung tablet, I am not sure if this was a ROM issue or a TouchWiz issue, but after switching to a stock ROM, everything was perfect. I would definetly recommend this keyboard to any tablet user that types lots of emails, or like me, reviews, on their tablet. Dont forget to watch my full video review below as well as some procuct shots.

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