Review: Folding Bluetooth Keyboard

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by sparksd, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. sparksd macrumors 68000

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    I have the Apple Smart Keyboard for my 10.5" iPP but I just don’t like the ASK as a case so I have tried a number of Bluetooth keyboards instead. I got the Joyzy folding keyboard yesterday and so far (only one day) I like it –

    https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Joyzy-Full-size-Bluetooth-Smartphones/dp/B0799LKCLJ/

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    Size: Small when closed, smaller than the Microsoft Folding Keyboard I also have - same width, slightly thicker, but about 1” shorter as the MS has a wider “bezel”. The MS has a wide gap between the keys at the fold but the Joyzy does not, a huge plus. Open, the Joyzy is about the same size in width as my Logitech K360, with almost the same key spacing. It feels about the same weight as the MS – very lightweight.

    Build: Feels real solid, with a quality feel to it. Keys have a good, natural feel and appear to be scissor switch. Has a micro USB charge port on the left side.

    Connectivity: Connected immediately to my 10.5” iPad Pro, no problem. Disconnects when closed, automatically reconnects when opened. No typing lag.

    Using: Feels real natural but like with any new keyboard, takes a little bit to get used to. It has a full set of working function keys.

    Versatile: Also works with my Android tablet and Windows 10 laptop. Functionality switching possible through iOS, Android, and Windows labelled function keys.

    So, for me it’s a great deal at $25.99 (especially when compared to the pricey MS keyboard) and a good replacement for the Apple Smart Keyboard – like I said, I don’t like the ASK as a case and this has the plus of the function keys. So if you are looking for an alternative as I did, this is worth looking at.
     
  2. ericwn macrumors 68020

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    Thanks much for sharing, this looks like a very interesting product!
     
  3. DoubleFlyaway macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for that— really interesting alternative to think about. I’ve never looked at a folding keyboard, and I like the idea that it could just live in my purse. How would it be on battery life if it just lived in a bag most of the time? How often do you think I’d need to charge it?
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    Oh, I see you’ve only had it one day. Maybe report back on battery life at some point if you don’t mind?
     
  4. sparksd thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't know as I haven't had it long enough but my experience with other keyboards is that they seem to last for months without use. I have never had one go empty (or even close).
     
  5. sparksd thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'll report back after having it a while.
     
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  7. sparksd thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Only had it for 10 days but it's still going with the first charge. As I mentioned above, I've found Bluetooth keyboards (without backlighting) to have excellent battery life and I have yet to have one run to empty even with irregular charging.
     
  8. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Still liking it? I’m looking into maybe buying one
     
  9. sparksd thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, it's worked great for me.
     
  10. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Thanks. Looking for maybe this option with a 12.9 ipp.
     

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