Tablet Keyboards

ipad-KeyboardWhile the touchscreen on tablet PCs is easy to use for short messages and relatively simple applications, those who use their tablet for lots of typing or need to use fiddly applications such as spreadsheets may it uncomfortable.

Fortunately, there are a range of tablet keyboards available both online and on the high-street which bridge the gap between tablet and laptop, allowing for a more comfortably typing experience.

Types of Tablet Keyboards

When looking for the perfect tablet keyboard, there are two types of keyboard that you are likely to encounter: Standalone Tablet Keyboards and All-in-One Keyboard Cases.

Standalone Keyboards: using the Bluetooth on your device these keyboards wirelessly connect to your tablet PC and offer full typing capabilities. These are often a popular option for those who only plan on using their keyboard while at a desk or table.

All-in-One Keyboard Cases: these types of tablet cases include a keyboard built into the case; this makes them great for people who want full typing capability on their tablet whilst on the move. Typically, these cases connect wirelessly to your tablet PC using Bluetooth. However, there are some keyboard cases have docks in which you connect the tablet.

Things to Think About When Choosing Your Tablet Keyboard

One of the first things that you will need to consider when choosing a laptop keyboard is where you plan on using it. If you are planning on only ever using the keyboard when at your desk, you may find a standalone keyboard the more comfortable option.

If you plan on getting a keyboard for a small tablet, you will need to think carefully about the spacing of the keys. You do not want to buy a keyboard that has very small spaces between the keys as it could lead to you accidently pressing two keys at once.

Power supply is another factor that you will need to take into account. Most tablet keyboards draw their power straight from the tablet itself, however, some tablet keyboards draw their power from an independent battery. The latter choice is perhaps the best as it will not compromise the battery life of your tablet.

Another factor that you will need to think about is how much money you plan on spending on your tablet keyboard as prices vary considerable according to technology and brand. In order to make sure that you are getting the best deal for your tablet keyboard, it is a good idea to use a price comparison site as these can quickly locate where you can get the keyboard for the lowest price.

When comparing the different keyboard options available it is always a good idea to read product reviews online. These can give you a better idea of the quality and durability of the product, especially if you are buying it online as opposed to from a shop.