Tablets are needed and used for all different reasons. But when used, as it is often done, for chatting, social media, and sometimes even for document files, the smaller the tablet the smaller the keyboard and the bigger the frustration will be.
When a person is accustomed to the usual and proper typing method, a change in the standard size of keyboard will be a huge factor in word per minute count or work efficiency. Not to mention that some tablets alter the space bar size as well as other keys surrounding the letters of the keyboards. This can easily be avoided by knowing what you need a tablet for before making the purchase, or knowing if the tablet you choose can be keyboard compatible when needed be.
When the surge of the tablets came to its peak of popularity, issues started to arise, one of them being the difficulty that some people face in typing with a virtual, on screen keyboard. A quick response was one by Windows who was the first to develop a tablet with a compatible and detachable keyboard for easier use. Students and businessmen flocked towards this until the innovation was quickly replicated by other big company names such as Samsung. There are other ways however, to make tablet typing somewhat easier:
- Detachable keyboards (http://www.computershopper.com/holidayguide/2013/2013-guide-the-best-convertible-laptops) – Tablets that come with detachable keyboards will only be compatible with that particular brand of tablet, but then again why would you need further compatibility if that’s what you have? These days, a lot of tablet brands will have the option of detachable keyboards.
- Bluetooth Keyboards (http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/bluetooth-illuminated-keyboard-k810)– created by computer accessory companies like Logitech, this keyboard will be available for use by any tablet that has Bluetooth (which is probably every tablet ever made)
- The Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard (http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-ph/p/wedge-mobile-keyboard)– This is Windows’ new device compatible with Windows, iOS, and Android tablets or smartphones. It uses batteries so the need to charge is irrelevant. It is standard sized and so is comfortable to use with people who type on a daily basis.
- Wireless Solar keyboard (http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/k750-keyboard) – this is a new innovation by Logitech for people who find it a hassle to maintain battery charging or replace batteries. It is Bluetooth compatible and very portable and can be used with smartphones and tablets.
- Wireless Virtual Keyboard (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2ZncquvNEc)– this started with a company called Celluon. This is very portable and would easily fit in your purse. Using Bluetooth and infrared technology, this device flashes a virtual keyboard with light on any surface allowing the user to type on a tablet or smartphone.
Typing frustration may have been more prevalent a few years ago, but with the speedy development of technology, these problems were resolved quickly and now with a myriad of choices on how to solve your typing problems. Lugging around a laptop for the sake of the keyboard doesn’t need to be the case; the convenience of a tablet can still be utilized with these new typing tools that will make your life and job easier.