Anker® Ultra Slim Mini Bluetooth 3.0 Wireless Keyboard for iPad Mini / iPad / Nexus 7 / Galaxy Tab and other Tablets – White

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Anker® Ultra Slim Mini Bluetooth 3.0 Wireless Keyboard for iPad Mini / iPad / Nexus 7 / Galaxy Tab and other Tablets  –  White

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Anker offers diverse consumer tech solutions including batteries, adapters, networking devices, and more. We are passionate about excellence so that with every Anker brand purchase, you can expect to find quality materials, reliable performance, affordable prices, and great customer service.

Supports:
iPad / iPhone 4 & 4S / iPhone 3G & 3GS / iPod Touch
Bluetooth-enabled PC / Laptops with Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 OS systems
Bluetooth-enabled iMac / Macbooks with Mac OS X 10.2.8 or above (note that some exceptions may apply: we guarantee hassle-free support and easy returns/exchanges)

Smartphones with Android 3.0 and above

Windows Mobile 5.0 and above

Bluetooth 3.0 and above required


Package includes:
1 slim Bluetooth keyboard
1 instruction manual

NOTE:
1. There is no Escape key for Macbook.
2. There is no LED indicator for CAPS LOCK.
3. During normal use, the LED indicator will briefly light after you press the ON button and then remain unlit as you work to conserve battery life.
4. It’s not compatible with MAC MINI, Moto RAZR.

Product Features


Comments

M. Fletcher "the goth chick with an office job" says:

Bluetooth keyboard works perfectly! I adore my iPad and take it with me just about everywhere. I also have a huge laptop that weighs about 10 pounds that I haul around occasionally when I need to work or take notes at meetings. I kept wishing there was a way I could easily take notes on my iPad, but the on-screen keyboard is just too much of a pain to use for a 2 hour meeting.I found this keyboard and have been using it for a couple of months now. It works fantastically! I cannot believe it was so reasonably priced for how well it works.Pros:* Syncs seamlessly with my iPad – the Bluetooth connection worked immediately.* Keyboard is small and lightweight – fits perfectly in my backpack.* Great key action – it’s easy to type. The keys don’t feel weird or rubbery. Using this keyboard is very similar to using a regular computer keyboard.Con:* I wish it had a case, but that would not prevent me from buying it again or recommending it.Overall, this is a slick little keyboard. I’m very happy with how it performs, and I’d much rather haul it around than my laptop!

Andre Lawrence says:

A Generic But Quality Wireless (Bluetooth) Keyboard. “K1280” A Critical Review. A Generic But Quality Wireless (Bluetooth) Keyboard. “K1280” A Critical Review.This wireless, keyboard “K1280″ is a good quality wireless (Bluetooth) keyboard that works well with Windows and The Mac and with the Android OS, but you’ll have to make some adjustments.*** Inspection ***The K1280 looks identical to the Apple wireless keyboard. In fact, from a design standpoint, it is an exact clone, right down to the spacing of the keys. And, when I say identical, I mean walking around my work area for a couple of weeks and thinking that I’m picking up my Apple keyboard only to discover that I’m picking up this device. (see video) The device, however, is different in a few cosmetic ways.First, the device is almost entirely plastic but beautifully painted in an aluminum-silver color, where as the Apple is made from a brushed aluminum.The K1280 runs on 2 AAA batteries and the backside has about a 1.5” incline. This is actually more comfortable for me to type on for longer periods than the Apple, which has a slightly lower incline.The keys are responsive, albeit a slight bit jiggly but nothing near feeling cheap.*** Function ***Windows/MacAfter a couple of minutes to setting up and syncing to the computer, all of the functions of the keys work precisely as it should.And, you do notice that the keyboard is very lightweight. I find this idea for packing and using it with my laptop, tablet and smartphone.Android*I have a Sprint Evo 3D running Android 2.3/ Bluetooth 3.0.I was particularly interested in how it work with Android because there are times when the touch feature on the smartphone or tablet just isn’t practical when there’s an alternative. And, I’m specifically referring to using an office suite.The 1st keyboard I ordered, I thought may have been defective because although most of the keyboard features worked, the “Cap lock” and the “Direction Keys” didn’t. A replacement came a few days later and the issues were identical.After some investigations, I discovered an issue NOT with the keyboard itself but with The Android OS.The features DO work but because Google has Android as an open-source OS, there isn’t a universal (i.e. “standard”) coding that is given to all hardware and 3rd party developers. So, some products will work well with “this” device or “that” program and not others.This seems to be where the issue is resolved with the Cap Lock and Direction Keys issue.To get around this, if you have a similar device or issue– The Cap lock function is found by toggling the SHIFT key and the Direction Keys are essentially the opposite given so the left/right are the up/down and vice-versa.*** Conclusion ***Considering the cost versus value and throw in versatility and convenience, this is really a spectacular buy. I have two (2) wireless Apple remotes and a Verbatim wireless keyboard and mouse and this keyboard has almost the best of both.So, wireless Bluetooth keyboard “K1280” 4.5 stars.

Jeff P says:

A solid 4.5 star item This IS the keyboard that Apple should have come out with for the iPad!I purchased the following keyboards to compare and decide on what I liked the best:1. Spyder (from Tiger direct) with my original iPad – this is a mini style and the keys are small – this was $39 and it was advertized as being able to work wtih my Android devices and Apple devices = it does both ok (but it isn’t the best typing experience and small size takes getting used to). Its very portable and the battery (rechargable) lasts very long.2. Khomo keyboard case – this is also a mini style keyboard that is magnetically held into an iPad case and the keys are small but the quality of the case and the keyboard functionality for the $32 paid/shipped was worth keeping that case as similar offerings cost a lot more!3. I had an Apple BT keyboard from my 2011 iMac but prefered to use the wired keyboard I already had due to the 2 extra USB ports on it for iMac use – while I like the feel of the Apple keyboard keys (they are more tactile feeling) there is no iPad functionality on the Apple Keyboard since its for their computers vise iPad’s.4. I had a MS mobile 6000 keyboard that is probably the best feeling to type due to the nice curve of the keyboard, however, there is even “less” apple functionality in the MS unit (it can’t even control the music funtions of the iPad like the Apple keyboard can so while its the best typing experience, its the least functional overall.5. Logitech tablet keyboard for iPad w/ case/stand combo – this keyboard feels great, just like an Apple BT keyboard and it has 95% of the Apple iPad funtions that this OrientEX keyboard has and I got it via Amazon for ~$47 so the price was good but it is heavy for a portable keyboard compared to this OrientEX unit. I really like the keyboard case the Logitech unit comes with and it flips out into a stand which comes in handy with some of my iPad cases that only open in “landscape” orientation.6. Lastly, this OrientEX unit = I paid $19 shipped since I ordered it with some Avery labels that allowed me the free Amazon shipping! This unit has all the funtion keys for the iPad including screen brightness (that the Logitech keybaord above lacks) and the +/- is that its also light compared to the Logitech keyboard. I wish it had a slightly more sturdy feel and a case for the keyboard like the Logitech does but then it wouldn’t have been so inexpensive!If you’re looking for good functionality and good size, I’d go with either item number 5 or number 6 on my review and weigh the pros and cons of both units…for the price I paid for each (pretty cheap) I decided to keep them both and use the OrientEX unit at home with the Logitech as my travel keyboard (due to the case for protection).I also decided on these two units as they use regular batteries vise rechargable built in batteries as I can hit any 7/11 if I need batteries on the road (other options like the Logitech Flex require being able to charge the built in batteries as necessary).Hope this helps you make your choice!


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