May 17, 2011 in Gadgets
Just a quick review of the keyboard I picked up for my iPad. I was not looking for any thing special, it just had to work, I wanted it to be (or nearly be) full size, and I did not need (or necessarily want) it to be part of a case. I was not looking for a keyboard that was mobile or portable. I really just needed something for when I am at my desk. Things like updating documents or blogging can be kind of cumbersome when using the on screen keyboard.
I was in Best Buy looking at a number of different models ranging in price from $59 for a Taurus keyboard, to $69 for the Apple keyboard, to the $99 Zagg. These were all specifically designed to be used with the iPad. All of them are nice and will probably do a fine job but I noticed a Bluetooth keyboard on an end cap for just $49, the Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard 6000. The helpful Best Buy employee didn’t think it would work – I mean it didn’t say so on the box – but I did a quick Google search on my phone that returned results from others using it without issue. I also found that I could have got it for a few bucks cheaper online, but I was already in the store so it went home with me.