Havit is known for making very nice portable devices, and a Bluetooth portable keyboard for tablets was obviously going to be on their list, but how easy is it to work with and most importantly, how portable is portable when you are talking about comfort?
I will go over this and more in this review, for now take a look how it looks and at the unboxing and use of this portable keyboard.
So, it looks pretty nice all boxed up and you got to see how it looks during the unboxing and how it works. It’s not bad at all and is a pretty nice size.
I did fumble a bit with the power slider, not because it was difficult but because I have never seen it, you can learn from my mistake. Here is a look at it up close.
That’s the power slider for ON/OFF and the USB port to plug it in to charge. It has a battery that last for about 2 hours, it’s a very slim and very light device weighing only 350mg so much more than 2 hours it would have to get a bit heavier and there goes the portability.
Here is also the CONNECT button to pair devices up.
You have to hold it for 3 seconds to start the pairing and when it does the little Bluetooth light on the front of the keyboard starts blinking. It will continue blinking for about a minute or until it has been paired properly.
Once the device shows up on the tablet or phone, a message will come up prompting you to enter a set of keys on the keyboard and finally pressing enter to send it to the device, once complete, the devices are paired, literally takes under a minute.
And when charging the battery light is a solid red.
When fully charged, it should last you around 2 hours or longer when not in use it will not factor in those 2 hours. It has a great feel to it, being a full QWERTY keyboard with amazing feeling keys, using its Scissor-Switch Technology and really feels like a full sized keyboard.
It can feel like a full keyboard and be small because it gets rid of the excess keys a regular keyboard hard and moves things in a better location without losing functionality. This video might help explain things.
So you see, essentially a full sized keyboard, but nice and small. It is 11.26 in length, 4.8 inches deep and only 0.23 inches wide, it’s a very tiny device.
Also as mentioned in the videos, it is compatible with Bluetooth enabled PC’s and laptops running Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 8.1 as well as Bluetooth enabled iMacs and Macbooks using Mac OS X 10.2.8 and above. It is also compatible with Smartphones or Tablets with Android 3.0 and above, Windows Mobile 5.0 and above and iPad’s, iPhones and iPod touches. It is not compatible though with the Mac Mini or Moto RAZR.
While this is not a desktop or laptop replacement, this is the perfect solution for when you are on the run but still need to get some work done and don’t have hours to have auto correct, correct you or doom you. Thumbs were not meant for typing, your fingertips where. Can you imaging writing up a lengthy document on your phone or tablet while you wait in the hotel room? It would take you a very long time, with this keyboard it would take you as long as it would on your desktop or laptop.
I give this a 4.5 out of 5. While the price is great, I don’t think it would cost much more to include a little carrying case, something to not get the keys stuck on something when traveling although it is very well built and very affordable.