I’ve never used a Bluetooth keyboard until the iClever Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard. Let me tell you that I was impressed. It reminded me allot of typing on my old Asus 10″ Eee PC.
iClever Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard overview
When I first unboxed the iClever keyboard I noticed that the body felt cold. This is because the iClever Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard is encased in aluminum. This gives it a solid and quality feel in the hand. Also in the box was a felt carrying bag for the keyboard. It fits the keyboard perfectly. Unfortunately, it fits a little too perfectly. It fits so snugly that it can be a pain to put it in and take it out of the bag.
The keyboard opens up in a tri-fold configuration. This makes it extremely portable. In fact, you could fit it in your pants pocket if you wanted to.
When it’s open it rests on the two hinges. This can make it a little unstable when you put pressure on the outside of the keyboard. I found that as long as I had the keyboard directly in front of me, it didn’t wobble unless I pressed too hard on the shift keys.
The keys are spaced a little bit from each other, which makes it feel good to type on. My only gripe on the keys is the location of the backspace button. The placement made it too easy to press the “\” instead of the backspace.
iClever Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard setup
Setting up your iClever Bluetooth Foldable Keyboard is as easy as pairing the device. All you need to do to get it into pairing mode is to press the blue Fn key and the Bluetooth icon. From there you search from your device to find the keyboard and viola, you are good to go.
iClever Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard usage
Generally I hate typing anything other than quick messages on my phone. Even with keyboards like Swype and Swift key, I prefer the tactile feedback that you get from a keyboard. In fact, I’m writing this review using the iClever keyboard.
Don’t get me wrong, I still prefer a larger full sized keyboard when I write, but this keyboard makes things a lot easier when I’m on the go. When I’m at work or at home, I leave it out on my desk to easily type responses to texts and emails.
The keyboard is pretty good at conserving power. I’ve been using it for over a week and I’m still going on the same charge that was on it when I took it out of its box. The keyboard will go into a hibernation mode to conserve power when it’s not in use. When you press a key for more than 3 seconds it comes out of hibernation mode and connects back to your device really quickly.
What we liked
- Battery life
- Build quality
What could be better
- More stable design
- Better placement of the backspace key
iClever Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard summary
Overall, this is a great Bluetooth keyboard. It’s compact and relatively easy to type on. It has a great build quality to it and the battery life leaves nothing to be desired. If you’re looking for a Bluetooth keyboard, then you could do a lot worse. You can buy the iClever Bluetooth Foldable Keyboard on Amazon for $35 and free shipping for Amazon Prime members.
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