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from Apex, NC on 9/2/2011
Durable, Functional, Lightweight
I bought this keyboard dock when I got my Galaxy Tab 10.1. It works great, has a fantastic touch and has a great set of function keys that make working with the Tab very easy
Great keyboard for Tab, still buggy integration issues with Android soft KBs
from Arlington, VA on 8/28/2011
The integration with the Galaxy Tab itself is excellent. It has all of the features to fully utilize the tablet capabilities, holds the device at the right angle, and has Android smart keys built in. I am very impressed with it in general. However, part of the reason I am on this site tonight was to get troubleshooting support on the challenges I am having with the default Android browser and apps and the soft KBs built into the Android OS and Galaxy Tab. When the Galaxy Tab is inserted into the hard KB platform, the soft KBs should be turned off, and I should never see them. Howver, I continue to get sporadic presentation of the soft KBs when I click on a blank in a form or a web page. Also web page navigation could be made smoother. The Tab, Return, and arrow keys, while convenient do not allow a keyboard based flow through a web form. So the user had to touch the screen, then go back to the keyboard. All in all...I love it for writing longer comments...blog entries, emails, documents, etc...
Very nice, but missing a few things.
from Oklahoma City, OK on 6/22/2011
extra shortcut keys, Great feel, Lightweight, lots of feature buttons
lack of sd card slot, missed and stuck key presses, No HDMI port, on screen keyboard pop-up, typing lag
Overall this keyboard gives the Galaxy Tab 10.1 a huge upgrade - making it feel more powerful like a netbook or small laptop - yet still having the portability and flexibility of a tablet. It has many quick access feature keys like brightness, volume control, and music controls to name a few. It definately makes using a tablet worthwhile. One of the largest annoyances, however, is that any time a text field is selected onscreen with the tablet docked, the onscreen keyboard still pops up taking half the screen. Fortunately there is a keyboard show/hide button, but this is still highly annoying and will hopefully be resolved with a software update. The other issue here is that it requires that you have the Samsung onscreen keyboard enabled in order to use the keyboard. I find this unacceptable as I prefer to use "thumb keyboard" when I am not docked and do not want to have to change keyboards every time I dock the tablet. I will also tell you that I see a small bit of lag as well as a missed key press while typing. The latter issue is less frequent, but is there none-the-less. I also occasionaly havvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee an issue where a key "sticks" even though it is noooooooooooooooot being pressed. (I did not correct this sentence so that you could actually see a demonstration of what I am talking about. This is a legitimate error above, I did not do that myself.) It may be that I have a defective keyboard, but I am just reporting *my* experience with this unit - so please take it with a grain of salt as it may not be the case with all units. I will be exchanging this one to be sure. Now if it were a perfect world, I would like to have seen an HDMI port and a micro SD card slot built in to this keyboard - especially since the tablet has neither. I know that an adapter will be coming, but how nice would it have been to see perhaps a second version of this keyboard that included these features for a small bit more. Overall, I would say it is a good purchase, and definately makes the tablet more versatile. I would like to have seen a few additional features and less glitches, but that would be a perfect world. *It should also be noted that I typed this entire review using the keyboard dock.