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By mrfahrenheit94, Member on 2nd July 2012, 12:59 AM
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So, I know Asus announced that they won't be making a keyboard case for the Nexus 7, but do you think that a decent third party keybard case will be released? Because otherwise I'm currently shopping for Bluetooth keyboards for the Nexus 7 on amazon, and I'm looking at the amazonbasics bt keyboard.

It's 10.4 in wide which seems like less than other bt keyboards on amazon, which seem to be like 12in. I don't want something that's reaaaaaly tiny, which will be an issue for me if there is gonna be a keyboard case, because the Nexus 7 itself is something like 7.7 in wide, and that would seem awkward having a longer keyboard than the tablet itself.

What do you recommend? Wait it out, or just pick up any bt keyboard?

Thanks,

aaalso, I don't know if this is standard or anything, but can you connect more than one bt device at a time to the Nexus 7?
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2nd July 2012, 08:15 AM |#2  
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The keyboard would be ridiculously tiny, I wouldn't hold my breath for a keyboard case. There isn't one that I know of for the Fire or the Tab 7.7.
2nd July 2012, 01:23 PM |#3  
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This should work. Get it with a right-angle micro-USB to USB adapter.

http://www.amazon.com/Artifical-Leat.../dp/B004INMGV6



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What do you think of the Zagg flex keyboard?

http://www.zagg.com/accessories/zagg...oard-stand.php

Looks like a nice lightweight keyboard option. I know it doesn't give a laptop effect like you would get with a keyboardcase or transformer dock but portability was one of the main selling points of the Nexus 7 for me so I think I would go this option. maybe get a separate case maybe not. also it's cheaper from amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/ZAGG-FOLZKFLEX...=IEBVJVY46SSS8
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What do you think of the Zagg flex keyboard?

http://www.zagg.com/accessories/zagg...oard-stand.php

Looks like a nice lightweight keyboard option. I know it doesn't give a laptop effect like you would get with a keyboardcase or transformer dock but portability was one of the main selling points of the Nexus 7 for me so I think I would go this option. maybe get a separate case maybe not. also it's cheaper from amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/ZAGG-FOLZKFLEX...=IEBVJVY46SSS8

Wow! That actually looks really nice! Thank you for finding that. I'll have to investigate a little further to see if I cant find itto cheaper anywhere else, but otherwise I like it so far.

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4th July 2012, 05:40 AM |#6  
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This looks nice for 15 bucks

http://www.justamazingdeals.com/
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4th July 2012, 11:26 PM |#7  
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I ordered the Logitech Android Bluetooth Keyboard. I got it off of ebay for around $30 shipped (refurb). I'm sort of dubious that a keyboard that could fit into a case would also be a keyboard that would benefit typing over and above an onscreen keyboard.

Read the reviews on that Amazon page, they're pretty great. I think the logitech keyboard is small enough to be always in my bag, but big enough to give me a significant jump in my ability to type things if/when I'm in a note taking station.
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I ordered the Logitech Android Bluetooth Keyboard. I got it off of ebay for around $30 shipped (refurb). I'm sort of dubious that a keyboard that could fit into a case would also be a keyboard that would benefit typing over and above an onscreen keyboard.

Read the reviews on that Amazon page, they're pretty great. I think the logitech keyboard is small enough to be always in my bag, but big enough to give me a significant jump in my ability to type things if/when I'm in a note taking station.

That keyboard is awesome. My gf has it for her transformer and it's really quick and responsive. She types almost a hundred wpm and has no lag issues.

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6th July 2012, 08:50 AM |#9  
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Originally Posted by christohfur

What do you think of the Zagg flex keyboard?

http://www.zagg.com/accessories/zagg...oard-stand.php

Looks like a nice lightweight keyboard option. I know it doesn't give a laptop effect like you would get with a keyboardcase or transformer dock but portability was one of the main selling points of the Nexus 7 for me so I think I would go this option. maybe get a separate case maybe not. also it's cheaper from amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/ZAGG-FOLZKFLEX...=IEBVJVY46SSS8

Nice find!

I will highly consider this...
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I ordered the Logitech Android Bluetooth Keyboard. I got it off of ebay for around $30 shipped (refurb). I'm sort of dubious that a keyboard that could fit into a case would also be a keyboard that would benefit typing over and above an onscreen keyboard.

Read the reviews on that Amazon page, they're pretty great. I think the logitech keyboard is small enough to be always in my bag, but big enough to give me a significant jump in my ability to type things if/when I'm in a note taking station.

went through several bluetooth keyboards before finally getting this one. By far the best I've used; about 90% of regular keyboard size and logitech quality. I'd recommend it over any other bluetooth keyboard on the market. Check logitech's outlet site for dented box for a good deal with full warranty. Don't waste your time with a keyboard case though; even on a 10" tablet the keyboard is way too small for human hands (I tried 3 different ones for the Galaxy tab 10.1 and all were unusable).
8th July 2012, 10:09 AM |#11  
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Back in the good old Palm PDA days in early 2000s, I had a logitech foldable keyboard, it was pretty sweet. http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-TypeA.../dp/B00006B9CO Here is hoping 7in tablets revive that line of great products again.

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