September 2, 2014

KeyCase Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Keyboard Case review

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Looking to add a bit of functionality and protection to your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1?  Take a peek at KeyCase’s Keyboard Case which features a faux leather cover and integrated Bluetooth keyboard.  Why bother putting your tablet in a case and carrying around a wireless keyboard when you can have both in one accessory?

The silicone keys, which are soft and responsive, are about the same size you’d find on a standard netbook.  And, unlike a traditional Bluetooth keyboard, the dedicated Android keys put your most oft-used functions a tap away.  You’ll find buttons for HOME, LOCK, SEARCH, VOICE, VOLUME, BACK, and more.

The keyboard charges via microUSB and promises to hold 100 hours of standby time, however I’ve not paid that close of attention.  I simply charge it up whenever I am charging the tablet and don’t think twice.  In terms of use, KeyCase indicates up to 90 hours of typing but, again, I don’t count how much time I spend in front of the tablet.  To save battery juice, the keyboard will automatically turn off after 10 minutes of inactivity and reconnect with the press of a button.

I really like the tight fit of the case and find that when it’s all folded up it still comes in lighter than a laptop.  Propped up, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 feels and acts like a netbook that runs Android, which is a good thing.

The KeyCase Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Keyboard Case we reviewed was provided to us from the generous folks at GearZap, who offer a vast array of accessories for many Android devices.  If you’re in the market for additional Galaxy Tab 10.1 goodies, I would reccommend starting with this page.

Order one from GearZap for £39.95 (about 62.03 US)  inc. VAT (normally £59.95)!