Usage & Testing
Getting the keyboard setup and ready to use is pretty easy. I will be using it with my ASUS Transformer TF-101 Tablet. First go ahead and set your tabet or phone up on the stand. I had no issues at all getting my tablet to fit on the stand. Next on your tablet or other device go into the Bluetooth settings. Now turn on the keyboard and hit the connect button. You should see the keyboard show up under devices, select it and it will prompt you to type a code on the keyboard. Input the the code and you are good to go, it really is that easy.
Using the keyboard took a little getting used to as I am normally used to a full-sized keyboard. I mostly found myself hitting the Caps Lock or Shift keys by accident, but after only about 30 minutes or so I was pretty much acquainted with the keyboard. The keys are very comfortable and very responsive. The keyboard also feels very solid, unlike many travel or tablet keyboard that I have used.
One of the main reasons I bought my tablet was to not have to carry my laptop around with me everywhere. While I was able to do most tasks fine, doing things like replying to e-mails and writing reviews would take me quite some time. I mean it was do-able, but definitely took me much longer and was not that comfortable. Simply adding a keyboard really changed things! I can now easily type faster and much more comfortably! This makes me much more productive and I can get more done when I am using my tablet.
The keyboard itself is small enough that you can take it with you, but not too small that the keys felt cramped. The keys are very comfortable it did not take me that long at all to get used to them. The keyboard feels very solid, unlike many fold-out travel keyboard I have tried in the past. Having dedicated Android keys and the alternate function keys was definitely a plus as well.
The carrying case / stand is another great feature. Not only will the case keep your keyboard protected and nicely stored it opens up to become a stand for your tablet or other device. While it is not the best stand out there it does work and I had no issues at all getting my ASUS Transformer TF-101 tablet to fit on it.
Even though this keyboard is aimed towards Android users it is a Bluetooth keyboard so it can be used with any Bluetooth device. I can see this being a very nice HTPC keyboard. Our friends over at Geeks.com are selling this keyboard for $33.99, which is a great price! Overall ThinkComputers gives the Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Android a 9 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!
- Very comfortable and solid
- Android-specific keys and function keys
- Carrying case acts as a stand
- Can be used with any Bluetooth capable device
- Does not come with batteries (Geeks.com only)