Over the Christmas break, I went and got myself a gift. I’d been looking at the Nexus 9 for awhile now and decided to finally go out and buy myself one. I’d never had a 9 inch tablet before, so the first thing I noticed while using it was that it was too big for my hands. My tweets and tumblr posts for the past week have been an unintelligible mess and I thought that the best way for me to fix it (and keep from scratching up my tablet) would be the Keyboard Folio from the Google Play store.
The Keyboard Folio looks fairly nice, however it doesn’t actually hold the tablet in it. Instead it sticks to the back of the Nexus 9 by a magnet. While I don’t doubt the magnet’s ability to stick to the tablet under normal circumstances, I happen to be a very clumsy individual. So the keyboard folio would not work for me.
Luckily, someone who understands my clumsiness suggested that I buy a regular case and get a separate Bluetooth keyboard. That same someone then gifted me with the Logitech K480 keyboard.
I’ve been elated with the thing ever since I got it. It’s sized small enough that it isn’t too much of a hassle to bring along with me (it’s only slightly bigger than my Nexus 9), but it’s big enough for me to type comfortably on it. It’s buttons are raised, which helps prevent mistyping and it can be paired up with up to three devices which are easily connected to the keyboard. It also has a dial that makes switching between your devices easy. It also functions like a regular keyboard would. Most of the PC and Apple key commands can be used with the tablet.
If you have a tablet and do a lot of writing on the go, I’d suggest picking one up for about $50 on Amazon. Trust me, it’s worth the money.