While I still have the keyboard in among my pile of old gadgets, hoping one day to find its place in the gadget museum, that or the gadget wasteland, things have not moved much since.
We still use keyboards and there are still some foldable keyboards except that the main manufacturers have fallen out of love with the format. Logitech tried a foldable keyboard for iPad 2 and that quickly disappeared. The only mainstream manufacturer with a folding keyboard is Microsoft.
Why Foldable Keyboard
Space and portability are the main reasons for selecting foldable keyboards. That and access to a full-size keyboard. There are other small and compact keyboards but these are more suited for thumb typing instead of conventional typing. Having a foldable keyboard means you can enjoy typing on a full-size keyboard to write your report, compose your emails, blog, make those final revisions to your presentation and projects just about anywhere.
If you are a regular commuter, the foldable keyboard is a godsend and is a perfect companion for your tablet or smartphone. Just unfold, switch it on, connect via Bluetooth, and away you go. Being foldable not only takes up less space in storage but protects the keys when you are traveling. Newer foldable keyboards now include a small touchpad on the far right. With so many options available, you will be spoilt for choice.
Other Reasons for Folding Keyboard
If you are still trying to decide if a folding keyboard is for you, read on:
✅ compact, foldable, lightweight and easy to transport and sleek are the many reasons one would buy this to a non-foldable alternative for those who travel regularly.
✅ a folding keyboard with full-size tactile keys is much easier to type on compared to a screen keyboard be it on the tablet or smartphone, that’s why Apple sells smart keyboard covers for their tablets.
✅ Save your wrist and fingers from fatigue. Prolonged typing on a virtual or on-screen keyboard can cause repetitive strain to your fingers and wrists. Typing on the keyboard for a long time will probably cause the same but switching between the two may be a relief for some.
✅ A must-have for tablet owners as it converts your tablet into a hybrid 2-in-1 laptop, making the most of the tablet as a device that can also act as your laptop.
✅ the speed in which you bang out your text is faster on a physical keyboard for those used to typing on one compared to trying to accomplish the same on a virtual counterpart.
Portable Keyboard is one of the few folding keyboards that come with a touchpad built-in. It is slightly bigger when folded but not much thicker. It uses an uneven trifold design and when unfolded, the trackpad, although a little small for our liking, is at the far right. Nonetheless, it is still a compact keyboard measuring 15.2 x 9.8 x 1.8 cm when folded and 30 x 9.8 x 1.8cm when unfolded. It will work with all mobile devices and desktops but the touchpad does not work on iOS and Mac OS. The good news is if your iPad runs iPad OS 13 or later, you can enjoy the convenience of the touchpad.
On the flip side, if you run out of juice, or Bluetooth connectivity is not available especially on older desktops, simply plug it indirectly via a USB port and it will switch to wired mode automatically. On a full charge, the keyboard will last up to 48 hours of typing or around 24 days with 2 hours of typing per day. Additionally, when not in use for over 10 minutes, it will go into sleep mode to conserve battery. To
wake the keyboard, just tap on any key. All this in a package that weighs only 197.3 grams.
[ Lightweight And Powerful ] – Matte creates a wonderful sense of touch. The keyboard is made of Aircraft-grade. It had been designed to be able to face up to the falls.
[ Compatible with Most Modern Devices ] – The high level of compatible devices suggests that you’ll use this keyboard for many Bluetooth® -enabled devices. Windows, Android, and iOS are compatible with the keyboard. If you modify your phone or if you change your laptop/tablet, you’ll simply keep using the same keyboard.
[ Great for Vacations and Travel ] – Baggage fees will add up quickly, so better take something small on your journey. If your boyfriend loves to travel, then he possibly will need this keyboard rather than a large laptop computer, you’ll take a tiny tablet or smartphone (iPhone) and also the Jelly Comb Folding Bluetooth Keyboard.
[ Rechargeable Battery ] – Users get pleasure from up to 48 hours of writing time with only one charge. The Wireless Folding Bluetooth Keyboard has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Standby time is up to 560 hours.
[ Increases Productivity ] – This wireless mini Bluetooth keyboard permits users to instantly flip their tablet or phone into a tiny laptop computer for fast, comfortable typing. Touch screenwriting is terribly slow compared to using an old-school keyboard. This could be a lifesaver if your regular laptop has problems.
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