Google Nexus 7 2013 Accessory: Universal Bluetooth Tablet Keyboard Dock

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Google Nexus 7 2013 Accessory

The Google Nexus 7 2013 may have only been out a couple of weeks, but that hasn’t stopped designers pushing out accessories double quick.

Our friends at Gearzap have sent us a package with a couple of accessories to show you for the Google Nexus 7 2013: A Bluetooth Keyboard and The Ultimate Google Nexus 7 2013 Accessory pack. This article is about the Keyboard. Find the article about the Accessory pack here.

Universal Tablet Keyboard Dock:

Although you will find this under the Google Nexus 7 2013 Accessory page on Gearzap, this keyboard is actually pretty much universal. That is, it will work with any tablet or phone which has Bluetooth, but this one will work best with Android devices. You can also get an iOS and Windows phone equivalent.

This keyboard is very simple in design, and slightly smaller than a full keyboard typically found on a 11-inch laptop/netbook. There is no need for AAA batteries, as it has its own rechargeable battery.

Weiging in at 510g, it’s light enough to be portable in a ruck sack/briefcase. Measuring 276.6 mm long, 157.2 mm tall and only 2.19 mm thick, it’s not a big keyboard either, so won’t take up too much room. The slot at the top will accommodate any device up to 10 inches in either portrait or landscape orientation.

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Key Functions:

As part of the attraction of this device is that it has OS specific keys at the top of the keyboard (much like an Apple keyboard does). This is why I said it works best with Android, as this keyboard has the OS keys for Android tablets (although it works just as well with an iOS device, it’s just the OS keys won’t).

Instead of an escape button at the top right, there is a “Home” button, which will take you back to the main screen when in an app. There is also a “Back” key, which acts just as though you’d press the back key on the device. There are also keys for turning the volume up and down as well as copy, cut and paste, Media keys and calculator keys.

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Conclusion:

This is a very good keyboard for any Android device, or any device without OS functionality. It could, in theory, also be used with a standard computer which had a Bluetooth connection. For £44.95 ($73.54 or €54.37), this is a very reasonable Bluetooth keyboard for anything up to 10 inch devices.

You can find this Google Nexus 7 2013 Accessory and others at GearzApp.

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