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My keyboard is blue …

9 Apr

I’m back at the office with real colleagues, a desk, a badge, … the whole shebang.

I’m flying light and my weapons of choice are the iPhone, iPad, airPods, a rite in the rain notebook and a space pen.

It was time for me to upgrade to a keyboard … a bluetooth keyboard that I could use to type as fast as light on my iPhone and iPad.

And at the end, there was ONE … the K480 bluetooth keyboard by Logitech.

The K480 allows the connections of up to 3 bluetooth devices.

Let’s unpack the “beast”.

There’s 2 colors to chose from: black or white with a lime trim.

I went for black, it looks more “serious” (don’t want to stress my new colleagues).

The yellow area is intended to be used as a stand for the cell phone or tablet.
I guess it depends on the cover protecting your devices … mines are too thick so I prefer to use it to store my pen or my airPods buds …

The connection between the keyboard and the bluetooth devices couldn’t be easier.

Just keep pushing the bluetooth button and look for the keyboard in the “bluetooth devices” list proposed on your phone and tablet.
You just connected your first device!

Then turn the dial ring to 2 and connect your second device.

You can even connect your computer.
I don’t have one so 2 devices will do.

The keyboard is cool and right now I’m learning its shortcuts … all different depending if you are connected to the phone or tablet and depending on the app you are in … it takes a bit of time to get used to it, but it’s cool.

Switch from one device to another by turning the wheel.

Then the virtual keyboard disappear from the screen of your device and the keyboard is the lead.
You still need your fingers to tap on the screen where you need to start writing.

The autonomy of the keyboard is supposed to last up to 2 years on 2 AA batteries.
There’s a button on the back of the keyboard to switch it on and off.

It’s is worth it’s $29?

Yes, because

1/ it rests my wrists, and gives a break to my thumbs

2/ it’s easy to use and it’s efficient
BUT
3/ it’s made for the office and not on the go (it’s too heavy and there’s no keyboard protection)

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