Larger Bluetooth Keyboard?

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  1. puma

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    While the typecover is great for mobile use.. when I am sitting home, it starts getting annoying to use when I am in a crunch and rushing.. anyone have any good keyboards they are using? Full size or not? I had tried the Microsoft Wedge but it was too small.
     
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    I don't know if there's such a thing as a "good" bluetooth keyboard.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchp...saas&keys=keys&st=logitech+bluetooth+keyboard

    Logitech has a ton of offerings, and [I guess] a reputation for quality. [Stay away from the solar one tho. A friend of mine bought one, the battery only lasted 20 minutes or so when in a dark room]

    My BEST advice is an external monitor, a USB hub, and a nice wired MECHANICAL keyboard.

    [Full disclosure: I am a mechanical keyboard zealot. As such my view on this topic may be SLIGHTLY biased]
     
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    I am the same way! I use a DAS keyboard, never could go back to anything less at the desktop. However love thinkpad keyboards
     
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    The Thinkpad Bluetooth keyboard is marginally wider than the Surface Pro 3. I'd say it is ruffly .25 inch wider. I like it a lot more than the Type Cover. The keys have a lot more throw. The shortcut keys all work well too.
     
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    I typically just type on-screen on my 10", I'm only a shade slower than on a full size keyboard, though not as accurate. But when in have to use a Bluetooth keyboard, I have an HP touchpad Bluetooth keyboard I picked up new for a couple of pounds, I love it despite no mouse or F buttons. And if I need full size, then my goto has always been my dinovo edge's.
     
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    +1 here - I would highly recommend having a USB hub / docking solution at home that lets you use a mechanical keyboard. No hassles with pairing, batteries, etc. And you typically can find a much cheaper, and nicer keyboard. I am still a Model M (Unicomp) zealot. While the Type Cover is pretty amazing for what it is, when I have to sit down and do full on production work, the SP3 is docked at home.
     
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    Just got this. WOW. I am a long time Thinkpad user. My search is over. This will replace my mouse and keyboard needs and still leave me an open USB port. Thanks again.
     

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