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The packaging is very good with a dust/static cover in a box and has ...
December 13, 2016
Item is as described. The packaging is very good with a dust/static cover in a box and has an easy to follow instruction. After putting the AAA batteries bluetooth turned on right away and sync with tablet. There is an on/off switch to save batteries while is not in use. The keyboard is thin, easy to carry and does not take up a lot of space, the keys are thin enough but easy to type/press. My 9 years old has been using it for school for about 2 months now. I think this keyboard is good for both kids and adults. Very happy with purchase. It is very good for the price.
Better than expected!
August 1, 2016
For a Bluetooth keyboard in this price range, I wasn't expecting much. I'm in love with this thing. The keys produce a small "click" sound, at least when typing fast, otherwise it's very quiet. Very thin, about as tall as a penny near the top and about 1/16in thick near the bottom. The construction feels solid and is very light weight. I'm even writing this review while using the keyboard and I can pretty much type at full speed (60wpm) without lag. The keyboard requires two AAA batteries which I didn't realize prior to purchase, but that's my fault. (Batteries not included). It has quick search, brightness, volume, and playback controls integrated to the top row "F" keys. I can have my hands relaxed and type without issue. This keyboard is rated for 5 million clicks, but I'm sure I'll be buying another long before then as my wife will probably want one too. As you'll see in the picture, I purchased the tablet stand as well and highly recommend it to go along with the board.
1+ year-- more than awesome for a budget keyboard
March 18, 2016
I got the Anker Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard and owned it for 1 year and 4 months. I've used keyboard with many different devices that ran Android, iOS, and Windows 7. I've used it the most on Android to type entries on my phone and tablet. I used it on a Nexus 5, 6, 7, 6P, and OnePlus One for Android. They pretty much worked the same with its performance and functionality. The only issue i had with typing in Android and iOS was when it would press a letter multiple times when i actually pressed it once. It did not happen all the time, so it wasn't a let down for me enough to take away a star in its rating. You can access your volume, change your tracks, access your most recent apps, lock your phone/turn on the phone's screen, and more... One thing i do like that is exclusive for Android devices as of now, is you can use the arrow keys on the keyboard to navigate through the apps and select them by pressing enter. That gives you less touching on your devices' screen. The typing responsiveness is overall great--- there are no stutters or lags like that.
Now, on iOS... i've used this keyboard on an iPod Touch 5, iPhone 6 Plus & 6S, and iPad Air 2. You can guess that the keyboard worked the same on those devices. I've had the same issue from Android on here as well with the multiple presses, but was very occasional. The exclusive feature on iOS that i've experience was brightness control. Although, there are dedicated buttons to access them, for some reason they don't work on Android. Also, you can press and hold the home button on the keyboard to activate Siri. That is pretty much it for the experience on iOS. The changing tracks, accessing your volume, accessing your most recent apps, lock your phone/turn on the phone's screen, and more... are also on iOS. Performance is also no different--- smooth and responsive. On Windows 7, that is where i most least use this keyboard, but during my usage, i've experienced no issues. Performance and reliability is what you expect from any other wired keyboard. The rubber feet on the button of the keyboard is actually more durable than expected. It sticks pretty well on my wooden table. The clicks are great considering its size. They don't feel too stiff or flat. The keys are easy to get used to. Since this keyboard is compact, you should expect a short travel when typing. Oh, and this keyboard also features command and option buttons that will support Mac OS. The battery required are x2 AAA, which are not included. So far, i've only had to replace the batteries once which was when i reached about 8 months of usage. The connect button and on/off switch are pretty flat, so you won't accidentally press them when using the keyboard.
Now, the connecting experience is real easy. You press and hold the connect button for about 3 seconds, which activates pairing mode--- this also lights up the light on the front and blinks repeatedly. When a device is connected or not in pairing mode, the light stays off and CAPS lock turns the light green. Once you search your keyboard from your device, you tap on the keyboard's name and enter the temporary code provided on your keyboard from the device you are connecting it to, hit enter, then boom. On Windows, you actually have to wait for the drivers to install, so that process may take an extra 1 minute. When you turn your keyboard off and back on, you don't have to worry about entering a code again, unless you delete the device. It also reconnects to your last connected device under 3 seconds. Overall, i recommend this device for anyone looking for a budget bluetooth keyboard that has all the basic functions of a standard keyboard.
It does what it needs to
June 25, 2014
I'm writing this review because I rely on honest reviews and If I like something I always want to give back and help others who may being looking to purchase.
I've used this 4 times a week for the past month and feel like I've gotten to know it well. My main use is when I plug my laptop into my HDTV and I'll surf the web or play games with this. I have windows 8.1 and it has no issues. The mac "command" key operates as the windows key.
First off this keyboard is "small" It is Identical in size to the on my 14" laptop. I appreciate this size because it fits flat. I kept the original minimalistic box in order to protect it when I toss it into a backpack. Looking at the construction it may not be necessary. The keys won't have problems with letters wearing off as they are lightly textured overlays. I also like the function keys, more on these later. The on/off switch has good feedback and works with big fingers.
Cons/things I'd change
I don't "hate" anything about this keyboard. I understand that it is designed as a product without bells and whistles that does what it needs to. It delivers exactly this with some limitations. I still rated 5 stars because Anker says very clearly that this is a minimalistic device. Firstly the keys present a rattle when shaken. Maybe I'm spoiled with my brand new laptop with anti-ghosting keys. The Anker keys feel good and have reasonable depth (things I never really understood until I went back to the fat old dell keyboards). In addition the batteries load 2 long and have some slack where they contact the plastic and make a non-premium noise. These two things really arent even issues, just things to note. The normal esc. f1, f2... row is default to the functions they perform and a single fn key in the bottom left is required. Makes some games a little hairy.
I am the kind of person willing to spend a few more $$$ on something of higher quality if it's what I want. This keyboard fits for me. Its minimalistic without being "cheap." i'd recommend to anyone who gets less than daily use of a bluetooth keyboard. A desktop user would imo be more happy with a number pad and maybe some backlit keys. Occasional users have no reason to look at any other keyboard. $20 is very impressive for a keyboard like this.
Great with iPad
June 10, 2014
As the title says, I use this with my iPad Air when I am on the go.
The best part of this, ironically, is the little sleeve case that "Cosmos" sells that fits this keyboard perfectly.
The keyboard itself is made of plastic and the standard "laptop-style" keys. They are a bit louder than the standard wired and wireless Apple keyboard found on the Mac Pro and Macbook Pro. The letters appear to be little stickers instead of laser-etched like high end mechanical keyboards.
The T300 is a basic copy of the Apple wireless keyboard but at a much lower price. It includes an on/off switch on the back which is great to save battery.
My only gripe comes either from the keyboard itself or bluetooth in general. Say, I am typing on this with my iPad for several seconds then take a small break, say to take a sip of my coffee, the keyboard/iOS goes into battery saving mode and I need to press any key more once then start typing before I see letters on the screen.
Now, it could be the fact that I am not pressing hard enough on the keyboard itself but again, I am not sure. It is not a HUGE pain, hence why I am still give the keyboard 5 stars, just a little annoying in some cases.
I would definitely recommend this keyboard for one not wishing to pay for Apple's but want something that mimics the same form factor.
The company sells a windows mechanical keyboard as well, if they made a Mac one, I'd pick it up in a heart beat, Anker is just that good!
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November 18, 2016
Good keyboard! it was delivered quickly and packaged with care. The keys on the keyboard are light and feel lighter than the keys on a Mac. This is very light and this plastic keyboard feels thin. To put a positive spin, it travels very light. You barely know that it's there. i just wouldnt put it with anything that has weight in case it might break this keyboard. I mainly bought this keyboard for my son to practice his typing. He connects it to his tablet and does very well with it. I dont take it anywhere so for what it is being used for, it's a great product.
A good, basic Bluetooth keyboard, compatible with Android devices
April 8, 2015
I actually bought this keyboard to use NOT with an iPad but with a 2013 Nexus 7 Android tablet, and it works flawlessly with that device. I've had it for a couple of months now. It's good for typing long passages of text, though not the equal of higher-end laptop keyboards or the mechanical keyboard I use with my desktop at home. Battery life is good (I've yet to have to replace the batteries). It connects easily and doesn't disconnect during normal use. There are times where a letter is missed or duplicated here or there, but I've seen that issue with every Bluetooth keyboard I've ever used, from the least expensive bargain one up to the most expensive name brand model.
If what you want is a relatively thin, "pocketable" (fits in my winter coat pocket and back jeans pocket), inexpensive keyboard with decent typing performance and good battery life, you could do far worse than this one. I'd like it better if the keys were more like those on my Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus (or an Apple MacBook), but they're not bad. I'd like it if it was backlit also, but I use a different Bluetooth keyboard (much more expensive) in cases where I need that. I keep this one in my desk drawer at work, so I can write up a quick blog post or story over lunch in the cafeteria (so backlight isn't a big deal there).
Overall Good Buy!
January 23, 2014
I use this keyboard with my 2013 11" Macbook Air (hooked up to a 24" Dell Monitor) and so far it works great! I haven't had any problems with the Bluetooth connectivity so far - neither have I had any issues with any other aspect of the keyboard. The only thing I would improve on is making the build a little bit more sturdy (although this isn't really an issue either). Overall very sleek, comfortable design and for this price you can't really get much better!
Great space saver, pretty good keyboard.
March 10, 2013
Before you read this lenghtly review, be aware that I am using this keyboard on a computer running Mac OS X. I am not using it for an iOS device, Windows device, Android device or any other device. My review will be from the perspective of a Mac OS X user and will heavily compare the keyboard to official Apple keyboards, as that is what I typically use. I've divided the review into 6 categories: Form Factor, Look/Style, Feel, Usability, Durability, and Value. I intentionally left out battery life from this review as I haven't had enough time with the device to know how it is on battery. The entire review was written using the keyboard.
Overall: 4/5. THE JIST OF MY REVIEW
The form factor is amazing and exactly what I was looking for. The look is nice, but not perfect. The feel is nice, but not as nice as an Apple keyboard. The usability is good, but there are issues a Mac OS X user should definitely consider before buying. The durability is questionable; a key already fell off of my keyboard which arrived today. The value is pretty phenomenal.
Form Factor: 5/5 EXCELLENT
I have a pretty busy desk; I also have a pretty small desk; and both of these facts are probably not going to change any time soon. This means the addition of the number pad on my keyboard can be pretty frustrating, as 95% of the time it's just wasted space to me. That's where the form factor of this keyboard is key. It's hugely important to me to feel organized and productive in an environment that exists solely for me to feel organized and productive.
Look/style: 4/5 GOOD
I opted for the black version of the keyboard (bluetooth). I was hoping it would look like the keyboard on the black Macbooks Apple used to make. It doesn't. It actually looks a lot more like the keyboard I used to have on a Sony Vaio E series laptop I used to own. The text of the letters aren't centered on the keys, but sit at the top left of each key instead. Also the letters have an dark black outline that differs from the black of the keyboard itself somehow. It makes it look like each letter was cheaply ironed on rather than printed or painted on. Another thing I noticed is that the font they use on the keyboard is just a boring, ugly, old-looking sans-serif font, as opposed to the pretty, modern font that you see on the new Apple keyboards. With all of that said, I still can't call this an ugly keyboard; It still has the most important aspects of what makes Apple keyboards so beautiful: The island-style chiclet keys, the minimalist F keys that double as actual functions, and the tiny form factor. In short--if this was a man, it would be the gorgeous guy across the street, not the flawless model I wish I was.
Feel: 3/5 ALRIGHT
If you're a fan of the island-style Apple keyboards, this isn't far off. But it IS off. Firstly, the overall feel of the keyboard is just different. The spring of each key feels less confirming somehow; each key feels a little less solidly attached to its mechanism, making it possible to pivot/tilt the key without actually pushing it in; and overall each key feels a little less on/off, and has a little more give before being triggered. These aren't absolutely horrible flaws though, but they are flaws. For me personally, they're minor, but they detract from my overall enjoyment of writing, making me concentrate on the agility of my fingers and accuracy of the keyboard feedback more than I would like to when I'm trying to get thoughts out of my head.
Usability: 2/5 WEAK: APPLIES TO OS X USERS ONLY
The good thing is that you still get the overall Apple style: 'Command' key, 'option' key instead of the windows/super key and 'alt' key you typically see on PC keyboards. You also get the volume control keys, brightness keys, and playback control keys mac users are accustomed to. The bad thing is that this keyboard wasn't made with purely OS X users in mind. In my short time using it, I've noticed that certain functions seem to be altered, difficult, or missing altogether. Here are the notable differences between this keyboard and an Apple keyboard:
1. The 'esc' key is not an escape key, unless you hold the 'fn' key down when you use it. This can be annoying when, say, you are done looking through Facebook pictures and want to go back to your Facebook feed via the escape key. With this keyboard, you are going to have to hold down the fn key and then press the escape key to do so. It's also annoyed me when leaving fullscreen youtube videos, canceling a spotlight search, leaving context menus (file, edit, etc), and opening up the Force Quit dialogue box using 'command' + 'option' + 'esc', which doesn't seem to work on this keyboard at all, even if you hold the 'fn' key along with them.
2. The eject key is not an eject key; it's a lock key that doubles as a 'Del' key when the 'fn' button is being held. This can be really aggravating for a mac user and especially troublesome for a mac user that doesn't know the finder shortcut 'command' + 'E' to eject a disc. For me however, I don't even have a cd/dvd drive (custom hackintosh) so I don't mind the difference.
3. Holding down 'fn' and pressing 'delete' is not the shortcut for forward delete; in fact, it's not a shortcut at all. Instead, use 'fn' + the key that would normally be eject.
4. The 'F3', 'F4' and 'F5' keys host completely different functions than stock Apple keyboards, and seem to have no function in OS X at all.
Durability: ? UNDETERMINED
I actually added in this part of the review after I was just about finished writing it all out. As I was finishing up, I noticed the F4 key (a key that I haven't really used yet since getting the keyboard, and luckily a key I don't PLAN on using) became disjointed and fell off. After studying the key, it seems that it's not securely fashioned to the hinge mechanism, and is extremely susceptible to falling off with very (and I mean VERY) slight upward pressure. Luckily this is not the case with any other key on the keyboard (that I'm aware of) but I thought that it was a pretty important aspect of the keyboard to leave out of the review.
As you can tell by the review so far, I'm definitely used to the traditional Apple keyboards. But I also definitely did NOT want to pay the extra 40-50 dollars just to get an official one. This gives you a pretty solid alternative (for once in the Apple world) to the keyboard offered by Apple. It has all of the most important aspects to an apple keyboard: bluetooth, form-factor, 'command' and 'option' keys, music control keys, volume keys, etc. while being available in a different price range and in slightly different styles. Even in face of the keyboards flaws, if this it costed $30, I would still have to say that it would be worth the money.
The value of this keyboard is overall what makes it phenomenal, despite it's design flaws. If you're wanting an Apple style keyboard without having to pay Apple prices, this may be the keyboard for you. If you're wanting the Apple experience without sacrifice, you are definitely going to want to pay full price and grab a genuine Apple keyboard instead. I bought this keyboard as an experiment to see if this would be something I'd be willing to sell with the Macs that I refurbish. I'm not quite sure I'm sold on the idea. It's a good aftermarket keyboard, but I wouldn't want customers to be calling me telling me that a key already fell off the keyboard the day they bought it, as was my experience. We'll see.
Terrible battery cover, works well on Nexus 7
February 7, 2013
This is a great keyboard. It synced quickly with my Nexus 7 and works seamlessly. It's lightweight, large enough for my big hands, but still small enough to be portable. My only real complaint is centered on the battery cover door. When I first took it off to put batteries in, I could not get the battery door cover to stay back on. So, like an old remote control, I have some scotch tape holding the door on. Not a major complaint, I just wish it could have lasted a little longer than the first use. Also, I wish there were some Android specific buttons, but I know this is a wireless keyboard for anything, not just Android. So that isn't a real complaint. I was pleasantly suprised that the volume buttons and the play buttons worked with my tablet. All in all, I definitely recommend this keyboard, but caution that you may need tape to keep the battery cover on.
EDIT: After using this for several months, and tossing it in my bag, I have noticed another flaw. The keys fall off fairly easily, especially if you just carry the keyboard around in a bag.
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Quality Control Issues, but Good Customer Care
May 4, 2017
Second Anker bluetooth keyboard I've owned and despite choosing a different model, it has ended up with an identical problem within the first six months: barely connects, and when it does, enters random characters alongside every key press. Very disappointed.
I'm using a Fintie keyboard that came with a faux leather tablet case I've owned for years to type this review. You have to hold down the function key to type apostrophes. I occasionally use it to prop open a window in my room. At least it still works!
[UPDATE: I've received a response from Anker's customer satisfaction team, who have offered a replacement unit. I will raise my score in the event that the new keyboard is satisfactory.]
January 11, 2017
I received this keyboard about 4 months ago. I use it Monday through Friday every day at work. The last month and a half it has difficulty connecting to my iPad. I have to turn it off and on multiple times a day for it to reconnect to my iPad. I have put new batteries in it and it still disconnects me throughout the day. It is very frustrating and disappointing. I have several Anker products and absolutely love them .
Bluettooth keyboard doesnt stay connected to desktop computer. Sleep mode is anoying. Anker sent free replacement 2.4ghz.
May 15, 2016
This is the first Anker product I am disappointed in. It is a blue-tooth keyboard and I found it to be useless for my computer as it doesn't stay connected. It should come with a dedicated blue-tooth usb receiver that needs no setup. The last Anker keyboard was a 2.4ghz one that was wonderful. I'll keep it for the tablet but for now it will live in the drawer. Every other Anker product has been spot on.
Anker responded to my complaint and sent their wonderful 2.4ghz keyboard at no cost and allowed me to keep the blue-tooth keyboard.
Anker is one of the best products on the market and their customer service is FIRST RATE!!!
May 22, 2014
The only issue I had with this keyboard is that it arrived with one damaged key. The outer packaging was adequate, so I surmise that it was done before putting the keyboard Into it. The broken key had fallen out into the inner packing bag so I retrieved it and reinserted it into the slot. Part of the clip to keep it in was damaged so it would likely fall out. One other key was displaced but I reinserted that one. I am an engineer and techy, so I did this because I could. Otherwise were I not, I would have been really pissed. Having said all that, I inserted the batteries, turned it on and paired it with my iPad, incredibly easily. It is working very well so far. Re the broken key, I usually cover my keyboards to protect the keys so the key is unlikely to pop out. For the price ....ok.
Died Quickly - But Great Response from Anker
November 15, 2013
I paired this the first time without incident. When I tried to air the second time - nothing. Did everything the manual says - reboot iPad, remove/reinstall batteries, etc. No success. Successfully paired another device with my iPad Air to verify its Bluetooth was working, but this would still not connect. Sent Anker a tech support email - awaiting response. I'm thinking this is $20 down the drain since I'm not spending an hour plus repackaging, driving to UPS/FEDEX, etc. plus the gas to get there and the shipping charges. Perhaps I'll enjoy some cathartic relief when I smash it.
27 Nov update...
Following my initial review Anker customer support sent me an email requesting I send them the serial number printed on the back of the keyboard. I did so, and they immediately shipped me a replacement without further question. I received the new one in a couple of days and so far, so good - it paired initially very quickly, and it's reconnected every time since. I upped my previous review from one star to three stars. I took apart the old one to see if I could see any physical damage that might account for the pairing problem but saw nothing obvious.
Before Anker's response I purchased a Sharkk Bluetooth keyboard, so I'm providing some comparison notes. The Sharkk is smaller and thinner, and the Sharkk keys are commensurately smaller. The Anker keys are about the same size as the Dell 15" laptop on which I'm currently typing. For some the Sharkk's smaller size will be a bonus, but for me I prefer the slightly larger Anker. My hands are fairly large (I'm 6'#"), and I can type fairly well on the Anker. So my much smaller wife gets the Sharkk, and I'll keep the Anker.
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Don't get this if you use a lot of keyboard shortcuts
May 19, 2017
The Ctrl, Windows, and Alt keys are shifted over a place from standard keyboards to make room for the Function key. I'm constantly minimizing when I'm trying use keyboard shortcuts in Chrome and opening the Start menu when I'm trying to Alt-Tab between windows. This might be something I'd get used to it if I were using it on a flat surface but I'm using this for a media computer from the couch. The keyboard is otherwise OK but the layout of those keys is so obnoxious, I'm looking for non-Anker replacements for living room use.
December 19, 2015
To be honest I am only giving it a review of two stars because it will not enter pairing mode and I cannot return it any longer. I assumed that it was an operator error but it paired one time with my phone and then never paired with any device again. The lights won't even come on. I have got it to do that before for brief time but the keyboard is not responsive when I try to. With any devices. I know it is not the batteries, because I can get the lights to light up when I push all the buttons on the keyboard it wants and it appears to be in discovery mode, and my devices do recognize it, but I cannot enter any numbers on the keyboard to make it work. BricKed
works at first, now it works about 30% of the time
April 23, 2015
I am trying to like this keyboard. It worked well for me for the first few months but would intermittently start typing the same letter continuously or insert spaces about once or twice a day. I chose to ignore this. Now it is getting to the point where my work is inhibited because I literally cannot type. It is working as I write this, but about 30 seconds ago my review looked like this:
I T R III EEEED TO L I K E T H ISSSSSSSSSSSSS KE Y B
I threw it at full force against my desk and it broke some of the plastic pieces off but started working again. I'm about to throw it against the wall but my prime shipping will take 2 days to deliver a new keyboard so I unfortunately cannot do that.
I will definitely be looking for a new keyboard ASAP. I'm giving it 2 stars for the 3 months that it worked pretty well.
If only it connected more reliably
February 28, 2015
When this works, it's pretty good. Nowhere near as good as the Apple Extended Keyboard II that has been my everyday use keyboard for over a decade and still going strong, but for about 1/10th the price, I thought the Anker would be a good mobile solution with my Nexus 7 (2013) and at home with my Mac laptops. However, it doesn't seem to like pairing with my main MBPro (2011) as it does with the old one (2006) that I still use for web browsing and some admin duties. The pairing thing really bugs me since it takes a few minutes finagling with settings each time to get it connected and then it drops the connection regularly if I take any break from using it. Reliability of the connection with the tablet is somewhere between the two laptops- I don't have to pull up the settings like I do on the newer machine, but it doesn't always pair immediately the way it does with the older one. Since it was so cheap and I am usually in the office and using my wired keyboard when I am really on a deadline, I'll keep it around, but I would go for something more reliable in the future if I were to buy again. Four stars when it works, but not connecting reliably and staying connected is a pretty big knock.
Smaller than you expect, bluetooth profiles becoming glitchy and annoying and not working properly
October 23, 2014
It used to work right away, now it hardly gets recognized by my computer, I have to keep resetting it in the bluetooth settings, which only happened after it being "default" for quite some time and then some kind of glitch is happening where even if I try and delete it from the settings and start the process from scratch, the same problem persists and never goes back to the way it was working when I first got it. I mean that sure sometimes after this process it will "work" but it should stay "logged in" and i should just turn it on and as long as my bluetooth is on and the profile is still there it should just work, however that is not the case, and It won't work, I have to do this long process of trying to reset my computer, reset bluetooth profiles, turn off and turn on bluetooth capabilities on my computer to see what was the culprit (I'm a computer pro and build my own computers, I am not computer illiterate in the slightest amount, many people come to me for computer help) at first I never had to do this, after a few months I would have to do it...every single time. Maybe once in a blue moon is fine, but everytime and it gets annoying fast.
also the whole function set up is dumb and I hate how small it is. I thought it was a regular computer bluetooth keyboard but found its some silly mini keyboard thats designed differently than every keyboard out there.
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Faulty, Hit or Miss
February 10, 2017
When I got this thing the first time i opened it wouldn't work, next 2 or 3 times it did work. After that never worked again. I tried everything changing batteries restarting my tablet etc.unfortunate
I guess you get what you pay for
Garbage product - No connectivity & feels cheap.
December 21, 2016
Product is garbage. Keys feel cheap and ready to break the minute you buy it.
Keyboard has a compartment for a USB receiver but does not come with one for some reason. Also this may be the first device I've bought since 1998 that didn't come with batteries.
Also, the Bluetooth won't connect easily to my computer. Took 45 minutes of fiddling with my setting and downloading new drivers.
Cherry on top? The bluetooth drops after 5-10 minutes of not using the keyboard, making you go through the trouble reconnecting it again.
Don't waste your time with this product.
Doesn't work properly w/ Macbook i7 2.7GHz non-Retina 2013
June 1, 2014
I bought this since most reviews were positive, even though many reported that some keys did not type or had to be retyped or were duplicated, and that keyboard went to sleep too quickly but did not wake up as soon as first key is typed. Indeed I'm having these issues after pairing it with my Macbook and after a couple of days trying to adapt to it I gave up. I was planning to use two monitors and the lid closed and decided to use only one external monitor on top of the Macbook with its lid open, using its own keyboard and Apple's magic mouse, which works great. Unfortunately I feel that should have paid more for the original Apple keyboard instead of a non-functional clone that costed me a third of its price but it's useless.
Don't waste your money. Used to be okay (not perfect, but fine)...and then it died.
October 7, 2013
My original review, from October 2013, is below. This keyboard was just fine for the price (see below complaints) - until 2 days ago, when it stopped pairing with my computer. It no longer works at all. When I turn it on after it's been off for a few hours, the "connecting" light flashes like crazy, then it can't find my computer, and then the keyboard shuts itself off. If I turn it off and on again, nothing happens. Total waste of a purchase.
This keyboard is lightweight and works well with my MacBook Pro. But it doesn't wake up from sleep instantly - sometimes if it's been asleep for too long, it can take 30-60 seconds to wake. I find that it wakes up and connects much faster if I actually switch it off when I walk away from my computer. It also sometimes misses the first letter after I pause while typing, especially when I'm typing quickly. I suspect the Apple keyboard would be better than the Anker; I have an Apple Bluetooth trackpad that seems to turn on instantly and always connects perfectly. But it's still a good keyboard and I'm happy with it, especially for the price.
Wont stay connected
September 30, 2013
Disconnects ever few sec...Hard to wake up....Wasted my $$..I expected a little more really I mean you can't set the sleep time to a longer setting or something..
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The keyboard is the first design so far in the world. All in one design, ultrathin, fashion, portable. The back and sides are made by aluminum and the front side is made by high-quality ABS plastic
Product size: 329.6*110.0*17.9mm; Touch Pad size ： 93.2*80.4mm; Weight: 240g
Bluetooth 3.0, two AAA batteries; Working distance: within 10 meters; Normal working voltage: 1.9V-3.0V
Multi-touchpad and Scroll Bar--allows for scrolling, screen flip, mouse click and Smart Phone
Please kindly note that the touchpad part is NOT suitable for ipad iphone, but the keyboard part fits
Cross Compatible: Works with iOS, Android, Mac and Windows, with shortcut keys for all four systems.
Lightweight & Compact: A third smaller than traditional clunky keyboards and as light as a billiard ball (6.7oz).
Comfortable Keys: Type quietly and effortlessly on comfortable, low-profile keys.
Low Power Consumption: Lasts over three months (based on two hours use per day) with power-saving mode and space for two AAA batteries (not included).
What You Get: Anker Bluetooth Ultra Slim Bluetooth Keyboard, welcome guide, our fan-favorite 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.
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