Product Type: Logitech keyboards
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Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad
Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad 2
Member Name: MsMisfit
Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad 2
Advantages: Quicker to type than the iPad's inbuilt keyboard, good size, 105 keys UK Standard keyboard
Disadvantages: Instructions, setting up may not be easy for some, the stand is good but not 100% sturdy
I am typing this review on my new Logitech Tablet Keyboard which is also the produc I am reviewing and the first do so on Dooyoo by the looks of it!
My brother kindly purchased the keyboard for me as my birthday present and it's only now due to writing this reveiw that I have found out the price (which I feel slightly guilty about). The price varies from £40 to £90. I am still getting to grips with the keyboard and am unsure if the Keyboard can be use entirely independtly. Presently I am having to type and edit by touching the iPad display.
This bluetooth keyboard is compatiable with the iPad and iPad 2 Apple Tablets.
::: setting up :::
Setting up was relatively easy. I entered into the general settings on my iPad 2 and then clicked on the bluetooth option. Because I'd removed the battery tabs on the keyboard and switched the top right button on for power beforehand. The iPad was able to pick up the keyboard. I tapped 'Logitech Keyboard' on the iPad display and it asked me to type a four digit code and press the enter key. (which I did)
The iPad and keyboard are now paired. Which means everytime I switch the keyboard on it will work with the iPad automatically. I'm sure I read somewhere it would work with the iPod Touch too!
::: powered by :::
The Logitech iPad Keyboard includes 4 AAA batteries which have activation tabs when you first use the device. These tabs will need to be pulled in the direction of the arrows to activate the batteries.
::: Operation :::
At the moment I don't know how to select menu items and have only worked out where the home key is and the search button both of which are quite self explanotory (a picture of a magnifier to search). The instructions are poor well beyond poor. There really aren't any... It comes with a booklet which is very small print and in about 16 different lanagues which talks about the three year manufacturer's guarantee and the full product support which seems to be available at www.logitech.com/support
::: Case / Stand :::
The keyboard does come with a nice case for the keyboard which can be assembled easily as a stand for the iPad. Although becareful as the first time I placed my iPad on the stand it fell forward and on to the floor. So ensure the iPad is positioned on to the stand correctly and if you are concerned prepare the iPad for a soft landing....
::: Overall :::
The keyboard will be used for some note taking and to be fair the keyboard is layed out very well with good spaced buttons and markers to identify the home keys for touch typist. Howver it seems a little pointless at the moment having to touch the screen to select programs and their options and only using the keyboard when I'm in said programs. However with time and research I might be able to use the keyboard independtly and update this reivew with the futher information.
I think Logitech need to remember that not everyone is technically minded and to honest compared to some of my family I fairly good when it comes to technology and settings things up. Just a very straight forward step by step manual would have come in very useful. It looks like their making the assumption everyone has access to the internet and can find out what they need from there... disappointing!
Summary: Will do the job that I want it to although very disappointed for the cost of the product.
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