Logitech K480 Bluetooth Keyboard
The K480 easily connects to Android, Windows, Chrome, IOS and MacOS machines to allow efficient typing on your phone or tablet.
I found myself in a situation where it would be nice to have a real keyboard for my android phone. I was going to be sequestered for the day away from my personal computer. The location did not have open WIFI. However, my Verizon plan is a grandfathered unlimited data plan. One possibility would be to bring my laptop and tether. I found a solution in the Logitech K480 Bluetooth Keyboard.
Another solution was to use a keyboard with my phone. However, any amount of typing is tedious and voice to text was not an option.
I had some old Bluetooth keyboards but could not remember exactly where they were. The one I did find would not take a charge.
The K480 met all of my needs. The keyboard is decently sized and has a good ‘feel’ for me.
The pairing went smoothly. There is a dial on the left side that allows you to choose up to three devices to pair with.
There is a groove above the keyboard that will allow you to place your phone or tablet at a good angle.
I found that the phone’s onboard keyboard doesn’t work when you are paired to the K480. That isn’t a big deal once you realize that fact.
I also found that, for my purposes, using the phone in the portrait position worked best. It took me a little time to realize that the keyboard shortcuts would work for things such as copying and pasting.
The device is powered by two AAA cells. They should last for a good while but having a spare set available is probably prudent. For more information, check out the Logitech K480 page.
SUMMARY – This was definitely a worthwhile purchase. The cost is less than $30. I had a $10 coupon from Staples which resulted in a net price of under $20.
PRO TIP – Save early and save often. The interaction between the phone and keyboard might take some time to learn.
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