Ok, when I first decided to do the written review on this keyboard, I almost used the keyboard on my desktop to write it. I stopped myself before I got too far along and thought, “If I am going to write a review about a Bluetooth keyboard, why not use that keyboard to write it. So that is exactly what I am doing.
I want to introduce you to the Perixx Periboard 805LW II Bluetooth keyboard. It is light weight, easy to use and while it is small, it has all the features of a larger sized keyboard. All of the normal features of a much larger keyboard are there and including the feel. And it does thing that are sometimes nearly impossible to do with onscreen keyboards, like using the arrow keys to move around in the text, to correct mistakes more quickly.
Here is the Unboxing Video
There are special function keys, some work with computers instead of android tablets, and that is ok. You will learn how your device handles each once you put them to the test. I am still learning. In fact, during my video, you will hear me say I do not know the function of the three ID buttons located on the right half of the keyboard which are linked to the “Y,U,and I” keys. Well, fear not, I have learned what they are for. They are wonderful and are a part of pairing. For more information see page 10-11 of your user’s manual. Pages 5 and 6 go over the various function keys.
I may have said this before, but the company that brings this keyboard to you are really wonderful. I have worked with them on another product review and they were outstanding in their customer support. In fact with this keyboard they were no less so. I asked a question, since I have never used an “Option” key before, and they were more than happy to tell me it was what Mac’s call the ALT key. I learned something new.
I love this keyboard. I actually plan to use it a great deal now that I have it. I find that I can comfortably type fairly well on it just the same as when I am using it, I am able to spend more time actually typing and less time fussing with a keyboard that every time I use the space bar, I somehow end up pressing the Home button and dumping myself out of the document. I can also type while looking at the book I might use for college easier. I like that.
I do have a few things I wish were different. The first I guess I wish for all keyboards, and that is why do we have to have caps lock right next to the “A” key which is sort of hidden from view by my pinky? I keep hitting that and it drives me nuts. I do somewhat two hand type, (not correctly) and by the time I manage to look up at the screen, I have to delete so much stuff that I just did in all caps. The other is it would be nice if the keys could be back lit. I tend to need the lights on when I type as I type more by sight than touch. It would be a nice added feature.
Aside from all that, I do like this keyboard, and I am sure you will as well. And see, I just finished typing the entire review using the keyboard I am reviewing. I love it.
I have worked in and around many different types of computers. In the Navy, I used a magtape drive computer that was a step down from pen and paper. I later worked for a big computer company and after that, taught computer class’s nation wide. I had the privilege of teaching 14,000 students in a 2 years period of time. Afterwards, I owned a small computer training and repair shop for a few years. I have owned C-64’s, Pc’s of various types, Amiga’s, and even Mac’s. I now have included the android to my collection. At any time, I have close to 15-20 computers or combinations of computers and game systems in the house. I look forward to more.