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Verbatim Wireless Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard Review

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Verbatim Wireless Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard Review
Using an iPad 2 for our testing, we’re able to automatically pair the Verbatim Wireless Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard without much fluff. However, for other devices like the HP TouchPad, it requires us to press a combination of numbers on the keyboard itself to pair completely. Once that’s all taken care of, the keyboard will automatically connect to the paired device – albeit, there is no support for simultaneous connections.

So how’s the actual typing experience with a device like the iPad 2? Well, it’s able to provide us with a sensational, yet comfortable experience that allows us to input text at a much faster rate than what we can achieve using its on-screen keyboard. Concurrently, the flexibility of having that physical response with a keyboard is undoubtedly appreciated since it eliminates a majority of hassles sometimes experience with virtual keyboard. Not only that, but we also find the extra set of media functions especially useful without having to rely on interacting with the iPad 2. Lastly, the home button on the keyboard enables us to execute the usual set of functions associated with it – like being able to access the multi-tasking menu. Overall, we’re undeniably satisfied with its performance, usefulness, and complementary functions.


Conclusion:

Taking into account the wonderful experience we’re able to get with the Verbatim Wireless Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard, there’s no reason why some people shouldn’t pick it up. However, some might find themselves at a complete halt when they look at its average $79.99 cost – mainly because it’s still on the pricey side of things. Needless to say, you can actually get a cutting-edge keyboard at that price, but after considering its compact form and portability, not to mention the added bonuses that are packed in as well, its premium price is surely warranted. Truth be told, it’ll make your life a lot more productive if you’re heavy on emails and more, but at the same time, it can almost replace you having to travel with your laptop everywhere.

Verbatim Wireless Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard Review:



Pros

  • Compact & portable
  • Spacious overall layout
  • Included smartphone stand

Cons

  • Pricey
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posted on 20 Jul 2011, 13:31

1. Darth_Shader (unregistered)


Please tell more about this keyboard's interactivity with Android. There is a glut of iOS keyboards out there and a dearth of Android. I don't care how it works with the iPad or iPhone... TELL ME HOW IT WORKS WITH MY ANDROID TABLET!!! Thanks

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 22:21

2. DK (unregistered)


Not good for blind typing -

* Numbers/Signs (top row) keys are severely misplaced - try hitting 1.. no, wrong, you got esc.. try again.. still no..
On standard keyboards, 1/! is on top and to the left of "q". On this one - not even close.
Just try typing in some numbers.
(If you can't do blind typing, and look at keys instead, you might not care)

* Tiny Backspace key, sharing space with Show/Hide On-Screen Keyboard.

Main alphabetic rows are mostly ok.

On the positive side - Home and Playback control buttons are nice.
iPhone stand gets top points - it can hold iPhone horizontally or vertically, and folds flat.

Conclusion - if only they kept top row standard, like on Apple Wireless Keyboard, it would be awesome.
As it is, I'm considering returning it.
The only compelling reason to keep it is the iPhone stand.

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 00:59

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posted on 22 Sep 2011, 09:23

6. Sheashguabe (unregistered)


Hi durden

I have the ACER aspire 4820T that comes with bluetooth inbuilt. I have the Microsoft bluetooth mouse 5000. I have always been using it with no problems. Suddenly it stopped working.

As usual, I thought I can just re-installing it by using the pairing function under the bluetooth panel "Add a device". Best part is the wizard just keeps going and never stops. My mouse is already in pairing mode.

Next check under devices/printers and believe it or not, it appears as indicated. However under the bluetooth control panel (Show Bluetooth devices), no mouse. In the devices & printers panel, the mouse shows up.

I cannot use the mouse or do a manual installation.

I have also tried to upgrade the drivers for the bluetooth and still not working. Tried the mouse with another computer and no problem. Can anybody advise how to do a reset of the bluetooth module or settings?

Short of a complete reinstallation of win 7 (which I hope to avoid just for one mouse), I have run out of ideas.

Hope somebody can render any insight as to how to resolve the issue.

Durden, did you contact Acer support about this? I tried to but they just blame the mouse and software? Any luck on your side?

Thanks for reading.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 09:43

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posted on 09 Jan 2014, 13:18

10. masonbrochill (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Jan 2014)


I personally have the Verbatim Mobile Bluetooth Keyboard, and it's been great. I've used it successfully with every bluetooth device I have, and it works flawlessly. That includes multiple Android devices, an iPad, a netbook running both Windows 7 and Mint Linux, a smart TV, and so on.

You might check out a video review of the keyboard too, and see what you think.

youtube.com/watch?v=NcxwiRphhZ8

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