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Old October 3rd, 2012, 08:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking for a keyboard to use with my N7. So far all I've found was one from Zagg but it was ~$70. Seemed pricy to me. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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Old October 3rd, 2012, 10:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, I seen some of these. Most of these come with stands. I already have a case that doubles as a stand. The Logitech keyboard has possibilities. The others that is just a keyboard are not getting good reviews.
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Portable keyboard? If not, you could get one of those inexpensive OTG cables and use a regular USB keyboard. If it needs to be portable I'd go with the Logitech, but it is 12" long.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 12:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, I was looking for something portable. I was wondering if there was something the size of a laptop keyboard.
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I have a Zagg Flex keyboard and it's great. Super lightweight, decent stand for your N7 and nice spacing for keys.
Yeah, it's pricy but worth it if you're going to do a lot of typing.
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Try this if you can find one. Mini, I love it! Hard to find, a lot of places are being sold out.

http://www.amazon.com/EXO-U12-41310-eXo-Keyboard/dp/B004KO2VHM
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Try this if you can find one. Mini, I love it! Hard to find, a lot of places are being sold out.

http://www.amazon.com/EXO-U12-41310-eXo-Keyboard/dp/B004KO2VHM
yeah, I looked at those. Seen a link for them in a previous post. This might be a little smaller than what I'm looking for.
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Size is important! I got several to test for both iPads and N7 and the small ones are OK but really limit typing speed, better it just practice speaking clearly and use the voice to text feature like I am doing right now. The problem arises with a bluetooth keyboard that it disables the speech recognition button. also make sure you get a keyboard with the arrow keys otherwise it's not worth it. USRobotics has a full size that is good $21.95!!!!

http://www.amazon.com/USRobotics-USR5500
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While speech to text has come a long way and by now is sort of a viable option, I don't really see myself doing that on the commute to work every morning
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Amazon.com: eXo Keyboard: Computers & Accessories
Sorry, new here, but will it work with an Android phone as well as tablets! I see it has a tab key (very usefull for me), and thats something missing from phones. I think it has something to do wit a Microsoft patent.
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I ordered the Zagg keyboard. It'll be here Tuesday and I'll report back.
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I'm using the Logitech keyboard and it's been just great.
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I bought IVSOŽ Google Nexus 7 Bluetooth Keyboard Portfolio Case - DETACHABLE Bluetooth and I am very pleased with it.
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Sorry, new here, but will it work with an Android phone as well as tablets! I see it has a tab key (very usefull for me), and thats something missing from phones. I think it has something to do wit a Microsoft patent.
It should, I don't have an android phone but three tablets and it tabs on them OK and on the iPad.
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It should, I don't have an android phone but three tablets and it tabs on them OK and on the iPad.
Thanks, I'm in for one at Amazon.
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I went with the Logitech android keyboard. It is great. It is portable, has the native android buttons (Back, Home, Menu) and the case doubles as a stand for my N7. Great purchase, can't recommend it enough.

I think it was like 59.99 at Target?
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Sorry, I should have put the price ($35.99) and the link Google Nexus 7 Bluetooth Keyboard Portfolio Case, I forgot that it had a detachable keyboard. I was afraid the magnet would mess with the battery life, but so far I have been very impressed
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