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Review: TechOrbits Bluetooth keyboard – Surprisingly not bad

If you find yourself fumbling over your phone or tablets screen when typing, TechOrbits Bluetooth keyboard will save you the aggravation.

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Stop if me I sound like a broken record here, but I'll say it again, typing on smartphone sucks. Hell, I'll even say typing on tablet sucks too. Phones are more obvious, but if you think about it, most people who actually know how to type on a keyboard get frustrated when they're on a tablet because the layout is all out there. The only problem is the spacing between the letters - this usually slows people down. I know it does for me.

Well, for people like me and all alike, compact bluetooth keyboards are the way to go. Their lightweight, small, and generally are easy to use. We got our hands on one from TechOrbits and decided to take it out for a try.

Tech orbits bluetooth keyboard

Here's the key details: 

  • Ultra Slim Design: less than 6 ounces in weight and 10 inches in width
  • Responsive Trackpad: double click, right click and highlight just like you would with a mouse
  • Long Battery Life: 2 Days (50 hours) of continues working with no need to recharge; 30 days on standby
  • Latest Version Bluetooth: the latest 3.0 Bluetooth version; 32 feet range

Now if you're someone who gets their rocks off a keyboard review, keep reading on. If not, I'll try to keep this short and sweet as possible. I mean, after all, this is a keyboard and not some intricate piece of technology.

So for obvious reasons I decided to write this review on the actual keyboard I was reviewing and I must say, so far, this thing is working like a dream. Unlike most of the bluetooth keyboards you find out there, most of them are tiny. Given that this is about 10 inches in width, it's pretty comparable to my Macbook Pro's keyboard, more or less. The point I'm trying to make here is that I didn't have any learning curve like you do with most keyboards.

Techorbits Bluetooth keyboard

To get an idea of what I'm talking about, try this: type on a Mac keyboard and immediately head over to a traditional PC and you'll get an idea of what I'm trying to describe. But hey, maybe it's just me.

Ok, so moving on: The keyboard does its job, for the most part. In my testing, I found that some of the keys didn't actually work. For example, anytime I would hold Ctrl+C, it simply didn't do anything. Maybe it's because I'm running on a Mac, maybe it's not, who knows. Is it the end of the world? Not really, but I guess I can learn to live without it and just utilize the keyboard trackpad.

Speaking of the keyboards trackpad, I'm not fan of it. I mean, it works great and all, but the placement of it gets in the way when I'm typing, which can be real annoying sometimes. Earlier, when I was writing the intro for this review, I deleted everything I had because my palm must have swiped the trackpad and the next keystroke deleted everything. As you can imagine, I wasn't happy. Placing a post-it note over it should resolve the issue.

Bluetooth keyboard

I'm not going to proclaim this as the best bluetooth keyboard on the market, but at the same time I'm not going to say it's the worst. It did its job and more. It's simple to set up, lightweight, and a hundred times easier to type on than my smartphone.

I'll say this, if you're someone who likes to save money by bypassing your manufactures Bluetooth keyboard, then this is what you're looking for. For people who travel a lot and utilize their tablet or smartphone as their primary computer, this is a must have. And for the price, you can't go wrong. 

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The Good
Easy setup, considering I'm running on a Mac and this is ideally made for Windows
Really lightweight
Perfect for travelers or someone who hates typing on their phone or tablet
Impressive battery life
The Bad
Doesn't really adopt well to Mac
Ctrl button does nothing
The keyboard's trackpad gets in the way a lot.
8
Overall
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