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7" Black Leather Look Case + USB Keyboard
Member Name: savvysaver
7" Black Leather Look Case + USB Keyboard
Advantages: Physical keyboard and stylus
Disadvantages: Slightly tight to initially fit the tablet and no £ sign
Don't faint ! I have finally entered the technology age .
Earlier this year I purchased a mid range tablet , as I wasn't certain that I would be able to manage with one there wasn't much point in splashing out on an ipad so I settled for a cheap one which I purchased on Amazon for the reasonable price of £120. I knew when I ordered it it wouldn't be top of the range .When it came through it took me a while to get used to the touch screen ( sometimes having long nails is a distinct disadvantage :S ). No matter how hard I tried I just couldn't get used to typing on the screen , so my only choice was to look for a keyboard that I could attach to it .
I found a few on Amazon their prices ranging from £10 -£70 , well I certainly wasn't going to be paying half the price of the tablet so I opted for the £15 one . Two days after I made the order it was delivered .
The case is Leather look (not leather ) it doesn't feel cheap though .It has a pull out picture frame stand on the back , which you pull out when the tablet is sat inside , and a magnetic clasp on the front that keeps it closed when not in use .
When you open it up , inside you will find on the bottom half , your qwerty keyboard ,just above there are two loops one of which is holding the included stylus , the other holds the usb connector that connects to the tablet .
The top half of the case has five rigid clasps which hold the tablet in place ...Not very well designed as they are so rigid if not EXTREMELY careful you will scratch the tablet trying to fit it in ..
I recommend buying some screen protectors and applying them to the tablet before attempting to fit it to the case . Once it is all in place it's best to make sure you can close the case and that the clasp is secure enough to hold whilst on the go .After you have done that ...down to business .
I turned on the tablet and plugged in the usb adaptor went to the browser and used the keyboard to type in a url , this was fantastically easy ( even for me !!) . It worked a treat .When the keyboard is in use one of three lights at the top of the keyboard come on to show you you are connected to the tablet .
I have however since found a flaw in the workings of the keyboard , as I am no computer expert it's pure assumption on my part , but I think these keyboards were manufactured for the overseas market , because there is no £ sign ...( I don't have on on my laptop either ...) to get over this you have to copy and paste every time you need to use one ...
Thankfully I am only using my tablet for watching programmes , playing games and instant messaging , so the lack of the £ isn't really a problem .If I was using it as my main form of computing equipment I would be rather annoyed though .
I called my review Chameleon Computing because that is what this case does , it turns your tablet into a netbook and makes it easier to type .Even with the slight disadvantage of not having all of the usual buttons (£) I would still recommend it .The case keeps your tablet secure when you aren't using it and is really easy to store . At £15 it is a snip that will probably protect your tablet screen for years to come .
Summary: Recommended for any tablet , safe storage , don't have to facilitate touch screen .
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