So I’m not sure I’ve ever shared on my blog here, but I’m the proud owner of a Nexus 7 Tablet. It’s googles answer to the tablet market. They make a 4 inch phone, plus 7 and 10 inch Nexus tablets. This post isn’t really about the tablet, but I will have to make a review post about it and some of the ham radio apps I use. There are several rally good ones out the there. No, this post is more about the blue tooth keyboard I purchased today to go along with my Nexus. It’s the Microsoft Edge Bluetooth keyboard. It’s powered by 2 AAA batteries and small is size. It’s full QWERTY keyboard layout minus a number pad and the keys usually found with those. It’s probably 12 inches or a little less by 4.5 inches. The keys have a really nice feel, very similar to my ASUS laptop. The actuation is as deep but a nice feel regardless. It actually does include those previously mentioned batteries and a gripy hard cover to protect the keys in your backpack. I’ve only spent an afternoon with it but I’ll post my as my opinion builds. So far I love it!
So I am a big fan of WordPress, it’s what powers this site. Further more I, as well, like my Motorola Android cell phone. I like the productivity it allows me and general cohesiveness of the services I use in my life. To mix those two of my likes together I use the WordPress app on my Droid phone. It’s a pretty good app. Obviously I can’t take full control of every bit of WordPress CMS using the app that wouldn’t be possible, but it’s editorial functions are great. Adding and editing posts and pages are easy, uploading videos and photo are as well. There’s only one short coming and that’s the actual inputting of text. Now, I think neither the phone nor the app is to blame.
What I am thinking as a fix is to acquire a Bluetooth keyboard. They are normally a little more compact than a regular PC keyboard, battery powered and obviously wireless via the Bluetooth protocol.
Further more what i’m thinking is a folding clamshell keyboard. I think this would be prefect. Not only does the size shrink by half(thickness isn’t a concern) but folding in on itself protects the keys from getting popped off. Something rechargeable would be even better. Maybe via plugging in to a USB port.
Maybe a budget of 40 dollars is reasonable, if you come across this post and know of animal please a link in the comments.