Type a lot but don’t want to bother with a laptop? How about a foldable full-size keyboard for your smartphone or tablet? That’s the question iWerkz answers with its new Universal Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard.
Roughly the same size as the Mac keyboard I’m using to type this, minus the calculator buttons and a few others, the QWERTY iWerkz keyboard feels solid and looks solid. I’m pretty picky about how my keyboards feel, and this one felt natural to my fingers and eyes.
The best part? When you’re done typing, the iWerkz folds in half to roughly the size and shape of a very light smartphone. That makes it easy to throw into your purse, laptop bag or backpack. It’s a rugged accessory for your Android, iOS or Windows device.
Because it connects to your device via Bluetooth 3.0, you don’t need to worry about keeping the keyboard physically tethered to your device; in fact, you can be up to 30 feet away from your device. An interesting and welcome addition to the overall package is an included stand that can hold up your tablet or smartphone so you much more easily see what you’re typing on your screen. What’s more, this heavy plastic sand also can serve as a protective shell for transporting the keyboard.
iWerkz paid attention to style with this product, with white keys on a royal blue background (there are also red, pink black and white versions), and an aluminum back. OS-specific Quick-Start keys (Android, Windows, iOS) tailor usage to your preferred operating system.
The iWerkz keyboard uses a rechargeable lithium battery that the company claims has a running time of 44 hours, with a standby time of 30 days. When it needs a charge, the included USB-to-micro USB cable comes to the rescue; we found that the charging process took two hours. In another nod to energy efficiency, the keyboard goes into sleep mode after 15 minutes of inactivity.
Recommended for the traveling writer, blogger, emailer, social media addict, student and more!
The iWerkz keyboard can be purchased online from four different vendors: