When the Microsoft Surface was announced along with the keyboard cover my friends where very excited. That simple elastic keyboard which doubles as a cover was something that Microsoft definitely did right.
Although it can’t hold up to a real keyboard where haptic and usability are superior, it is a nice addition.
Just like there is a standard suite of apps installed on your iPad to take notes, write emails, make calls, etc., there should be an input devices which is there for you when you’re in need of writing over a longer period of time and which is out of the way if you don’t need it.
In short, it is something many people, including myself, wished that Apple would offer, too.
Well, Apple so far Apple hasn’t put much effort on this front, but some engineers have tried to fill that gap. One of them which demoed a keyboard in January 2012 which looked like a solid product. Good things take a while but the MyType keyboard was successfully founded in August 2013 and you can order one for $59.95 in their online shop.
It doesn’t double as a cover, but it’s flexible, portable and my guess is that typing on it isn’t to bad for a gadget that aims at taking less space up in your bag than a full-size non-foldable keyboard.
Update: I already own the Logitech Tablet Keyboard, the same that Federico reviewed. Personally, I’d regard this keyboard more as an addition or backup keyboard. One that can stay in the bag all the time and is there when you need it. Although being relatively small, I think twice before putting the Logitech in my bag.
• Desktop Key Spacing When Open
• Pocket Sized When Closed
• Use for Business, School, or Travel
• Completely Wireless With Bluetooth Technology
• Available in Five Colors: Black, White, Blue, Green, and Pink
• Dimensions When Open: 12.5” x 3.6” x .3”
• Dimensions When Closed: 6.8” x 3.6” x .3”
• Tested at 75 Words per Minute
• Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
• Battery Life: ~8 Hours of Typing
• Micro USB Charging
• BlueTooth 2.1
• Max Wireless Range: 33 Feet
• Splash Resistant
• Works with iPhone, iPad 2/3, iPAD Mini, iPod Touch, and Android (with HID support), Window 8 Tablets