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Good value Blue Tooth keyboard for Ipad 2
on 15 January 2013
I bought this Sharon Ipad bluetooth keyboard from Leicke having researched a few options and reading customer reviews. Bearing in mind the cost price I think this keyboard represents excellent value for money. I am sure there are better options for more money but this is a good budget keyboard.
The keyboard comes with a USB cable to connect to a PC or charger. I found the operation and set up very straightforward and didn't encounter any of the issues that some reviewers have mentioned. Each time that you turn the bluetooth on the Ipad prompts you to type in a 4 digit code on the key pad to activate the connection. It took a little while to get used to the keypad, which has slightly smaller keys than a standard keyboard, but that is just a matter of getting used to it. It also takes a little while to get used to needing to tap the Ipad screen from time to time to navigate when the keyboard won't suffice.
But typing long e-mails, notes or docs on the keyboard is so much better than using the touch screen. There is no delete key (but back space does the job) and yes, you have to press shift + 3 to find the £ sign.
I find the Ipad sits quite snugly in the groove and the angle of the screen is perfect. But you do have to remember that it is just resting in the groove and not clicked in, so be careful when picking up to move around. Using the key board as a cover to click over the Ipad screen is a useful function but you do have to make sure it is properly clicked in as I found it didn't easily do so and therefore could easily drop out. I think I won't be using it as a cover but stick with the leather fold over cover that I do have and slip it out whenever I need the keyboard.
One final comment, that has no bearing on the keyboard itself or the rating of this review, but the English on the back of the box that it comes in is quite comical! A literal translation of the original language (whatever that was). Why don't these manufacturers pay a few quid to a native speaker to translate the text rather than translate from a dictionary?!