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Default [Q] Bluetooth keyborad with case

Hi guys,

what do you think on the following:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bluetooth-Ke...item3cda1edd7b

seems to be a slim case with keyboard...

any other ideas?

my dream is to have one of the Logitech products to fit our tablet....
 
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Hi guys,

what do you think on the following:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bluetooth-Ke...item3cda1edd7b

seems to be a slim case with keyboard...

any other ideas?

my dream is to have one of the Logitech products to fit our tablet....
I just bought one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Kensington-Key...ti-Angle+Folio

It's a cheap case at $20 and the keyboard is made of cheap plastic (definitely doesn't feel as sleek as the Logitech ones). The black fabric case is also not real leather (and definitely does not feel like real leather).

BUT, the important thing is that the samsung galaxy note 10.1 (2014) edition WILL fit this case. Since the galaxy is about .07" wider than an ipad 4 (retina), you can fit (albeit tightly) your samsung note into the plastic slide holders that this case has for the ipad. (It will fit, you just have to shimmy it in carefully).

Mine just arrived this morning and i was able to pair it with my samsung without any issues. Even after the tablet screen goes blank, it seems to keep the bluetooth pairing, so I'm very happy. Only downside that I have seen is that there is no cutout for the microusb charging port (but I might take an exacto blade to it and try to make my own.)
Will be taking the case and tablet with me for the holidays and see how well it works with continued usage.
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can you tell us your experiences with bluetooth keyboard and battery drain? i dont know whether to decide a case with/without external.
 
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can you tell us your experiences with bluetooth keyboard and battery drain? i dont know whether to decide a case with/without external.
Hmm. I haven't spent a full day with my tablet on bluetooth. I do notice that if the auto-sleep functionality works, then there is minimal battery drain even if I leave bluetooth on. The issue tends to be if I have a case that doesn't fit perfectly (like the kensington one above), then the auto-wake gets triggered, making the battery drain overnight. I usually lose about 30% over 6-8 hours in that case.

I will keep a closer eye on it and report back. I've also been playing around with having an external thumb keyboard (rather than a full-blown keyboard), because those are much smaller and more convenient to carry around. I did also pick up one of the logitech external keyboards (http://www.logitech.com/en-us/produc...-keyboard-ipad) with the stand, but I'm not sure if I'm going to keep that one since the keyboard is huge (but excellent build quality) and not very portable IMHO.
 
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Hi guys,

what do you think on the following:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bluetooth-Ke...item3cda1edd7b

seems to be a slim case with keyboard...

any other ideas?

my dream is to have one of the Logitech products to fit our tablet....
Bought one from another seller. I will be getting mine tomorrow and will let you know how it goes. It took over a month to get this as the seller mentioned the first batch they received wasn't up to their standards and they resent it to the manufacturer.

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Bought one from another seller. I will be getting mine tomorrow and will let you know how it goes. It took over a month to get this as the seller mentioned the first batch they received wasn't up to their standards and they resent it to the manufacturer.

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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...8&postcount=56
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Do you have a link to the seller you purchased your keyboard from? Great review, btw. Thanks!

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can you tell us your experiences with bluetooth keyboard and battery drain? i dont know whether to decide a case with/without external.
As an update, I switched over to the logitech keyboard that is a separate keyboard with no case (http://www.logitech.com/en-us/produc...-keyboard-ipad). Battery drain with bluetooth on has been pretty minimal. I'm happy with the battery life - the primary drain is still going to come from the screen and not from having the BT on. I can still go several hours with the BT keyboard connected so no complaints here.
 
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Do you have a link to the seller you purchased your keyboard from? Great review, btw. Thanks!
It's in that thread. Just need to go back 5-10 posts.
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Here you go

eBay: http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=271327702944

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Logitech just announced their Case+Keyboard combo at CES for their PRO line. I read a comment on Engadget that they also announced one coming for our 10.1 but cannot find anything solid on it.

Heres their press release;

http://blog.logitech.com/2014/01/06/...d-new-tablets/

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