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Good, functional keyboard - samsung Galaxy Note 2
on 18 April 2013
I have paired this keyboard with my phone, and so far it is working well. Over 25k words typed, without losing key functions at all, although the space bar and some letters are shiny and starting to lose their printing slightly..
Out of the box the setup was very straightforward, and did not require reference to the tiny instruction manual it shipped with. Within 30 seconds it was up and running. The unit is very slim and transportable, but is large enough to allow touch-typing with ease.
The Android functions are all very useful, with Back, Window, Sleep and Mail functions, as well as the music buttons coming in handy. The "Hide Keyboard" button is also very useful with the Galaxy Note 2 - as in landscape mode the onscreen keyboard takes up half the screen!
My gripes are around some of the other functions. The " and @ functions are reversed, there is no page-down ability, and the right hand <shift> key has, for some reason, been replaced with an "internet" button, which launches the browser. Not ideal for people used to two <shift> keys.
There is also a very slight lag, especially when deleting or paging through text, which may be the phone or the keyboard, I'm not sure. I also seem to have a problem releasing the <shift> key in time before typing the second letter of a capitalised word, leading to TWo CApital letters if I am not careful. Although this does not happen on my PC keyboard, I'm sure with training I can remedy this.
Final, small issue: using an apostrophy as a speech mark before certain letters results in some strange characters, which only seems to happen with my word processing programme so I can't replicate here. (Kingsoft Office)
Summary - good, functional, seems hard wearing enough for me, great for the price.