Logitech’s Keys-to-Go Is Your Go-to Keyboard

I try out a lot of keyboards and have a very strict review of the keyboards that I test. When I first was introduced to the Logitech Keys-To-Go keyboard, I wasn’t sure it would make the cut. I was wrong. This keyboard is amazing and definitely worth considering if you want to take a keyboard with you on-the-go. No, isn’t a full-size keyboard but I will tell you from my experience that once you start using this keyboard, you won’t really miss the size difference.

The keyboard is only 1/4 inch thick and 9 1/2 inches long which makes it the perfect choice if you want to throw it in your backpack or purse. I have even slipped it into a file folder – yes, it’s that thin. It’s also very durable with a covering that’s perfect for on-the-go travel. Its liquid-repellent secure seal protects the keyboard from spills, crumbs, and dirt. You can easily clean the keyboard.

Keys-To-Go connects easily to your iPhone, iPad, AppleTV and Android devices. You can type for up to three months without having to recharge the battery. A battery level indicator light tells you when it’s time to recharge and with the included USB charging cable, charging is easy.

I was impressed with the typing experience since I am a fast typist. It is also very quiet. No clicky keys to disturb people around you. Some days I leave the keyboard paired with my iphone so I can respond to text messages throughout the day without picking up my phone.

The only things that I would say negative about the keyboard that aren’t really deal breakers are that the keyboard can move around on slick surfaces and the keys aren’t backlit for using in low light conditions. Again, not really deal breakers but things you should know.

The keyboard comes with a stand that connects and holds your phone but the angle really doesn’t work plus if you have a case for your phone it won’t be very useful. If you are using this keyboard for your phone, I would recommend you have a phone case with a kickstand.

The cost for the keyboard averages between $40-$70 but I think it’s worth the money. If you are a minimalist and need a mobile solution for a quality keyboard, Keys-to-Go is the one you should purchase.

  • Pros
    • Very compact
    • Quiet keyboard
    • Long battery life
    • Spill-proof
  • Cons
    • Not stable on slick surfaces
    • No backlight
    • Included phone stand not really functional

Tech Review: Brydge Bluetooth Keyboard

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Do you want your iPad to function more like a MacBook? Today, I am reviewing the Brydge Bluetooth keyboard. It is a very solid keyboard that you can pair with your iPad if you want to simulate a good laptop experience.

They are a little pricey ranging from $100-$150 but it is a very good Bluetooth keyboard for your iPad.

Setup is pretty easy. The iPad slips into brackets on the keyboard. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to use the keyboard if your iPad is in a case. There’s only room for the iPad which may be a negative since your iPad will not be protected. The brackets are very sturdy and come with jell-like inserts to make your iPad fit snug as well as protect your iPad from being scratched. I have to wonder how long the inserts will hold up if you insert and remove the iPad a lot. If you use your iPad as a laptop a lot you might want to just consider leaving it connected to the keyboard.  It wasn’t difficult to pair the keyboard as I was typing away in no time.

The keys on the keyboard itself are very well spaced out with the keys in the expected layout for an experienced typist. It really does look like a MacBook keyboard although the keys do feel a bit stiff. For low lighting conditions, you have the option of backlit keys. You can also use the keyboard in your lap like a real laptop. There are also multiple viewing angles for customize your typing experience.

The keyboard does make the iPad a little weighty when attached. It is still very slim and portable so I don’t think it will make a huge difference.

brydge2One of the things that bugs me about using this keyboard is that it doesn’t look smooth when closed. The brackets protrude out a bit which makes it look a bit awkward. I know it is a little picky but it may be a minor thing if you want a good laptop experience with your iPad. I can live with it.

The keyboard works with 9.7-inch iPad (5th & 6th Gen), 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air (1st & 2nd Gen).  The battery life lasts about twelve months (two hrs use per day w/no backlight use) or 20 hrs per charge (when running consistent backlight).  It is recharged with a USB-C cable.

So, the important question you might ask is…are you keeping it?

Maybe. This may be one of those keyboards I will keep for times I am using my iPad as a laptop a lot. It depends on the project I am working on at the time. It is a little pricey so that may be the only thing that leans me toward not keeping it.

Pros

  • A real MacBook laptop experience
  • Very sturdy keyboard
  • Backlit keys for low-light conditions

Cons

  • IPad has no protection
  • Jell on brackets may wear out over time
  • A bit weighty
  • Doesn’t look smooth

For more information about this product go to brydge.com

Tech Review: Yoozon Detachable Bluetooth Keyboard

Yoozon_3Today I am reviewing the Yoozon Bluetooth keyboard and using it with the iPad Air. No, Yoozon isn’t exactly a household name like Logitech or Zagg but they have a pretty good product. I am all about having a Bluetooth keyboard that will easily connect to my iPad Air and not taking away from using my iPad as an iPad.

The Yoozon Bluetooth magnetic detachable keyboard is a pretty good and inexpensive ($31.99 on Amazon) option to most other keyboards out there. I was able to connect it and start typing right away with no issues pairing the keyboard to my iPad Air. The keys are spaced out pretty well on the keyboard so I didn’t feel too cramped typing on it. The keys are placed just as you would expect for a good typing experience. I tend to fly as a typist and this keyboard did not slow me down. The only downside is that the keys are a bit slick and tend to slip off. I am sure that might change over time and wear.

Another feature I like about keyboards is backlit keys. This one has the feature. There are two settings for brightness as well as seven colors to fit your comfort level. It isn’t overpowering but enough to get you through when typing in low-light conditions.

The iPad case can be removed easily from the keyboard. It is connected with magnets so there isn’t much effort in removing the iPad. You can also position the iPad at any angle. I like this feature since I often find myself in different situations when I want to use the keyboard. It is also good for your lap and not flimsy like some other Bluetooth options. I will tell you that the keyboard and case were a little more weighty than I prefer but it can still fit nicely into my backpack without adding too much weight to my load.

Is it a keeper? I’m really picky about keyboards and this one has been in my possession longer than most. I still don’t have a good feel with the keys but I’m going to try it a bit longer.

The keyboard is compatible with iPad 2018 (6th Generation), iPad 2017 (5th Generation) and iPad Air 1

What I liked about it:

  • Magnetic detachable keyboard
  • Backlit keys
  • Multiple viewing angles
  • Protects iPad on all sides

What I didn’t like about it:

  • Keys are a bit slick to the touch
  • More weighty that I would prefer

Who would love this keyboard?
The person who wants a laptop but also an iPad without any obstacles removing or attaching the keyboard.