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Samsung keyboard vs. Logitech PRO

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2nd May 2014, 01:05 AM   |  #1  
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Hello, I read that many people like the Logitech PRO keyboard. It seems to be a bit heavy. Generally speaking, which is better? The official samsung keyboard or the Logitech PRO keyboard?
2nd May 2014, 09:52 AM   |  #2  
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Depends on your use. I prefer the Samsung one, much thinner. The logitech makes the whole package too thick.
On the other hand the Logitech has the better keyboard and offers better protection for bothe the front and back.

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2nd May 2014, 04:27 PM   |  #3  
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Thanks. Do both of them have automatic on/off, copy and paste keys?
3rd May 2014, 11:59 AM   |  #4  
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The Logitech Pro definitely makes the entire package more book-like, and it also only has one angle setting AND it does not support portrait mode. Those are the only knocks against it, though. I love the keyboard. I use my Note PRO 12.2 for work and having a keyboard every bit as good as a laptop's is the critical feature for me.

The only thing I'm struggling with is trying to remap the hotkeys to my preferred apps. I want the internet key to launch Habit Browser not stock browser, for example. I know it's doable but I haven't had time to really grapple with it.
4th May 2014, 02:51 PM   |  #5  
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Hello, unfortunately my options for keyboards are limited. The Logitech PRO is not available in my city.

This is my first tablet. How useful it is to have Android keys on the keyboard? There are two main types:

1) Android specific keyboards such as:

a) Samsung Galaxy Bluetooth keyboard (0.8lb)
http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/gal...BKB-10USWEGXAR

b) Samsung Compact Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard(not sure if the spec is correct 0.96lb)
http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/p.../AA-SK7PWBB/US
I tried this one. It is very light but the keys are a bit too close. Easy to make mistakes.

2) Android compatible keyboards such as:

Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810
http://www.logitech.com/en-us/produc...d-k810?crid=26
I tried it today. Not sure about the weight compared with the Samsung's but the keys are very comfortable to type.

I am trying to choose between these three. Any suggestion?
10th May 2014, 02:40 AM   |  #6  
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Hello,

Which of the following two Samsung keyboard is comfortable to type and lightweight?

1. Samsung Galaxy Bluetooth Keyboard EE-BT550
http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/gal...EE-BT550UBEGUJ

2. Samsung Galaxy Bluetooth Keyboard BKB-10USWEGXAR
http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/gal...BKB-10USWEGXAR

I tried the NotePRO 12.2 Keyboard Cover with keyboard. Although it is light, it is not comfortable to type on due to the long raised strip from the ctrl key to the end arrow key. See the photo:

http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/gal...EE-CP905UWEGUJ

Does the Logitech PRO keyboard has this problem? Too bad they don't make a white version. My device is in white color.

The Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 is very comfortable to type on but heavier to carry than the above mentioned Samsung keyboards.


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10th May 2014, 11:10 PM   |  #7  
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As a writer, I've been using the samsung bkb10 bt kb and love it. It's light, fast, with great tactile feel, and it has a number of hot keys for the note pro 12.2. It's white and I use it with the great samsung s action mouse. My black 32 gb tab is in a black moko slim case. I didn't want a permanent case-kb like the logitech. I can fit my tab, kb and mouse in a bag a little over an inch thick. Together, the case, kb and mouse cost me $65.00. It's a great set up.



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Hello,

Which of the following two Samsung keyboard is comfortable to type and lightweight?

1. Samsung Galaxy Bluetooth Keyboard EE-BT550
http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/gal...EE-BT550UBEGUJ

2. Samsung Galaxy Bluetooth Keyboard BKB-10USWEGXAR
http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/gal...BKB-10USWEGXAR

I tried the NotePRO 12.2 Keyboard Cover with keyboard. Although it is light, it is not comfortable to type on due to the long raised strip from the ctrl key to the end arrow key. See the photo:

http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/gal...EE-CP905UWEGUJ

Does the Logitech PRO keyboard has this problem? Too bad they don't make a white version. My device is in white color.

The Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 is very comfortable to type on but heavier to carry than the above mentioned Samsung keyboards.


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I too am a writer and I'm trying to get by with the Logitech Pro. I opted against the Samsung keyboard because of its raised edges on the lower corners. So far it's a mixed bag. It's just fast enough for me, comfortable and quiet. However, it doesn't put the device to sleep when you close it, doesn't have an obvious (or possibly any) way to reassign macro buttons and the browser macro button always asks you to choose the browser you want if you have more than one installed.
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doesn't have an obvious (or possibly any) way to reassign macro buttons and the browser macro button always asks you to choose the browser you want if you have more than one installed.

You can try External Keyboard Helper Pro for that
12th May 2014, 05:31 PM   |  #10  
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Spere, do you say that because you've found it to work? Frankly, I grabbed the demo and am entirely confused by it. I don't see anything about how to reassign buttons. I tried to scan the keyboard scan code but it doesn't work. Instead of providing a scan code it just loads the app Logitech assigned. Makes me think it's hard-coded.

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