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Logitech Tablet Keyboard For Android 3.0+

Hello everybody, today we have the Logitech Tablet Keyboard made for Android.

If you have a Galaxy Tab, you may be wondering, where can I get a keyboard for it? Maybe you’re considering purchasing it but the Tab’s lack of a physical keyboard is the one deal breaker for you. If either of these describe you, this may be the gadget you need.

The Logitech Tablet Keyboard For Android 3.0+ is a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard, meaning you don’t have to physically connect it to your tablet for it to work. This Android keyboard from Logitech comes with its very own case as well. The case folds over the keyboard and uses magnets to keep itself closed, so your keyboard never slides out when on the go, and you don’t have to worry about broken buttons or scratching.

The case also unfolds and can double as a stand for your tablet. When used as a stand, it’s very sturdy. Although it is plastic, it stays put and doesn’t slide, even when your Tab is in portrait mode. You can also adjust the angle of the tablet as it’s on the stand. You have two options for the angle of the stand, ranging from approximately 45 to 80 degrees.

The keyboard is very nice. It does not have a number pad, which may or may not be a problem for you. Personally, I don’t miss it. The keys are nicely spread out and not too close together. When compared to the keyboard of a Toshiba Satellite C655 laptop, it is actually a little bit wider (not including NumPad). The keyboard is very light in the hands, so there’s no problem carrying it around and it sits comfortably on my lap.

Now on to the keys. We have Play, Pause, and volume controls, which can be great for listening to music, or if you’re watching a movie, you can use your keyboard as a remote, using the Skip, Rewind and Play/Pause keys. It makes a pretty good remote since it has about a 30-foot range. There are also shortcuts to Mail, Browser, and Calendar, as well as Search, Home, Menu, and Back buttons. I wish there was an App Switcher button instead of the Menu key since it is being discontinued in future versions of Android. Besides a few extra keys, the layout is the same as any other computer or laptop keyboard. The keys are the same material as my laptop’s, with the nice grip-feel texture on the top.

A few final notes: the keyboard does require AAA batteries, which I consider a slight inconvenience compared to rechargeable batteries. On the bright side the battery has yet to die on me and I do not expect it to for quite some time. The foldable case is made of plastic, but has a nice felt inside. The keyboard is very thin, lightweight, and has multiple grips on the bottom so it doesn’t go anywhere. It also has an On/Off button and remembers where to connect when turned on.

Despite a few drawbacks, this is a solid keyboard. I picked it up on Sunday, and I absolutely love it. I definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a tablet keyboard. You can buy the Logitech Tablet Keyboard For Android 3.0+ in stores as well as online. The price of the keyboard is a bit steep at $59.99 USD, but cheaper on Amazon currently.

Rating: 9/10

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  • Rudolf

    Just to let you know: You should be able to switch tasks with the ALT+TAB combination on any 3.x+tablet.

    • https://www.galaxytabs.com Kyle Dornblaser

      Wow you are right! It brings up the old phone UI for switching apps (at least on my ICS ROM). I still would like to have seen a button for the App Switcher present in Android 3.0 +