The touch keyboard present in your Smartphone or tablet might be enough for messaging. But what if you need to write documents or send long emails then the touch keyboard will not work in your case. Luckily, foldable keyboards are an alternative to the touch keyboard which can increase your productivity as you will be able to write documents and long emails on the go. There are lots of foldable keyboards available for Smartphones and Tablets. You can carry these keyboards with you as you can easily fold them into small size and keep them in pocket. These foldable keyboards can easily be connected to your Smartphone or Tablet using Bluetooth.
In this article, I shall be mentioning 5 best foldable keyboards for your Smartphone or tablet.
1. iwerkz Universal Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard
The iwerkz Universal Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard is a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard which can be used with Smartphones and tablet. This keyboard can be charged by an USB-to-micro USB cable which is included with the keyboard. The charging time generally takes about 2 hours. It comes with a protective sleeve which can also be used as a stand for Smartphones and tablets. It is compatible with Bluetooth-enabled tablet & Smartphones including iPad and iPhone. It is fully compatible with android, windows and iOS.
The keyboard gets folded into the size and shape of a very light Smartphone. This makes it very easy to keep in your purse or bag to carry around. This keyboard has windows icons which will give you feeling of using laptop or your desktop while typing.
The size of this keyboard is 11.5 x 3.5 x 0.25 in. (when open); 5.87 x 3.5 x .88 in. (when folded). The full width of keys is 9.56 inch. The weight is 10.4 ounces.
There is a rechargeable lithium battery in iWerkz keyboard and according to iwerkz; it has a running time of 44 hours, with a standby time of 30 days. As of 2nd July 2015, it has an average rating of 3.9/5 on Amazon. With a lot of 5 star ratings, iwerkz Universal Foldable keyboard ranks #1 in our list. You can get this tablet in 6 colors including white and red.
Some other cools features of this foldable keyboard are mentioned below:-
- Energy Efficient – The keyboard goes into sleep mode after 15 minutes of inactivity.
- One of the cheapest in the market.
2. Perixx Periboard-805L
Perixx Periboard-805L is Bluetooth-enabled folding keyboard with Magnetic Foldable Design. It has large desktop size keys. It supports HID (Human Interface Device – It is a method by which a human interacts with an electronic information system either by inputting data or providing output). It fits in the pocket very well and has a Li-on Rechargeable Battery. Like the iwerkz Universal Foldable Bluetooth there is a micro-USB port for recharging the keyboard.
The size of the key board is 12.5 x 3.75 x 0.31 inch (when open) and 6.75 x 3.75 x 0.62 inch (when closed) and it weighs 8.8 ounces. It folds easily and nicely into a small unit.
It has got High Quality X Type Scissor Keys which results in comfortable typing. You can use this keyboard with Windows, Android, Mac and iOS too. There is no lock provided in the keyboard to prevent it from folding back again. This should not be an issue for those who keep their keyboard on desk while typing. As of 2nd July, this keyboard has got a rating of 4.1/5 on Amazon, thus, ranking #2 in our list.
Note: I have not used this keyboard myself but I have read reviews and noticed that some of the users have not liked the escape key, as it’s size is little bigger, so if you are tying to use ! or 1 you may end up pressing esc.
3. Zagg Pocket Keyboard
Zagg has world-wide reputation of producing products in innovative design, so, it should not be a surprise if I would say that Zagg Pocket wireless Bluetooth keyboard folds horizontally rather than vertically. It has a fold-out stand into the keyboard unit itself i.e. no external case/stand to carry. You can put your Smartphone or tablet into the fold-out stand and use the keyboard. When using this keyboard it becomes more comfortable for work as you can get the feeling of using a laptop because of the fold-out design.
You can expect natural typing experience from this keyboard as it maintains over 85 percent the typing space of a desktop keyboard, thus delivering the same experience as using a desktop keyboard.
The size of the key board is 8.75 x 6.87 x 0.3 inch (when open) and 8.75 x 2.12 x 0.5inch (when closed) and it weighs 6.9 ounces.
Because of its fold-out design you can’t carry the keyboard in your pockets however it can be carried in small purse or bags. One of the unique features of this keyboard is that it powers on and off automatically when you open and close the keyboard, which is really nice.
Some other cool features of this keyboard are:-
- It has strong magnets that keep the keyboard folded.
- It comes with a powerful lithium polymer battery that lasts up to 30 hours in a single charge.
Overall, Zagg is a good choice with no separate case, thus, relaxing you from carrying more than a keyboard. It is also the least bulky keyboard in our list. As of 2nd July, this keyboard has a rating of 3.9/5 on Amazon; Zagg Pocket Keyboard is ranked #3 in our list.
Note: It is a basic device, doesn’t have a page up, down or end keys, You may not really need these keys so much on smartphone as one needs them on a desktop keyboard.
4. Targus Universal Foldable Keyboard for Android
Despite having an OS-specific name, Targus Universal Foldable Keyboard works with other OS too. It is a Bluetooth-enabled wireless foldable keyboard which can be carried all over around. With lightweight design, you can easily carry this foldable keyboard in your pockets. It has full sized and optimized keyboard which eases while typing.
It comes with a case that can be converted into a stand for landscape/portrait viewing. It also supports Bluetooth 3.0 for easy pairing. It has got a lot of shortcut buttons which will surely enhance your experience.
The size of the keyboard is 11.6 x 3.75 x 0.25 inch (when open) and 6.0 x 4.0 x 0.75 inch (when closed) and it weighs 10.6 ounces.
This keyboard comes with a rechargeable lithium battery. This battery can be charged with the USB to Micro USB charging cable which is included.
Overall, Targus Universal Foldable Keyboard is a good choice if you are less on budget as this is the cheapest foldable keyboard in our list. As of 2nd July, this keyboard has an average rating of 3.6/5 on Amazon, Targus Universal Foldable Keyboard ranks #4 in our list.
5. Verbatim Wireless Bluetooth Folding Keyboard
Verbatim Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard is designed to work with your Bluetooth-enabled devices. It works with Android, iOS and Windows. This keyboard features an ultra-compact design which when folded converts into the size of your Smartphone, thus, enabling you to easily carry it around. It comes with a carrying case that can be used as a stand that allows you even greater freedom and mobility.
The size of the keyboard is 23.3 x 16.2 x 5.1 cm and it weighs 15.69 ounces.
The keyboard comes with a “lock” switch which provides stable typing. This lock switch prevents the keyboard from folding up while in use. This keyboard has got a built-in media console that allows you to play, pause and control your digital music with the touch of a button.
Some other cool features of this keyboard are:-
- It has got Ultra-Compact Design.
- It has got low profile soft-touch keys, which provide crisp, responsive feel when typing.
- In the box – you will find keyboard with a built in iphone stand & a carrying case.
Overall, Verbatim Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard is a good foldable keyboard with lots of features. . As of 2nd July, this keyboard has an average rating of 3.5/5 on Amazon, Verbatim Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard rank #5 in our list.
I came across a detailed review of this keyboard, which may be of use, if you are thinking of buying this.
Getting a foldable keyboard is necessary if you want to increase your productivity, while working with smarphones The major benefit of foldable keyboard is that you can easily carry them wherever you go. Some keyboards like Zagg’s one provides you the feel of using a laptop.
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