FEATURES: – 2-in-1:Built-in Keyboard & Folding Leather Protective Case. – Stylish and high grade protective leather case designed for ePad. – With display stand for easy viewing – QWERTY keyboard – With LED indicators – Good touch feeling – Quiet keystrokes – Waterproof and dustproof design – Lightweight, compact, easy to carry and handle – Executive design – Easy operation, need no drive, just plug and play. – Ideal for businessman, students, travelers etc – Material: High-quality PU leather – Size: 9.06"L x 5.51"W x 1.18"H (230mm x 140mm x 30mm) – Color: Black PACKAGE INCLUDED: – 7" Leather keyboard case x1 (Tabletpc and USB RJ45 Ethernet port not included) – Stylus x1
- Innovative yet practical, quite a fantastic and considerate idea!
- What’s more, it has a stand to hold your touchpad, which helps you use your pad more comfortably and conveniently.
- If you prefer to type on a keyboard rather than use a touch screen or use TouchPad in a laptop position this protective case is the perfect accessory.
- We promise all products are totally Brand New. All parts are 100% guaranteed for quality. Please note Epad not included.
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- ASIN: B004TJJPG8
- Date first available at Amazon.com: March 24, 2011
Bottom line, this is a great looking case that works well. I would definately recommend it. After seeing and playing with this case my sister is ordering one for her Nook Color. (It also fits well in this case)
Great Case for COBY Kyros MID-7022
Case fits the 7022 perfectly without adjustment! Using the mini-to-full USB adapter that ships with the 7022, the keyboard functions perfectly and is detected by the tablet almost immediately. Keys have a nice responsive feel. Essentially, turns the tablet into a low-end netbook. Case is sturdy and has a nice look and feel…it will clearly protect the tablet from a lot of potential damage.
Key labels are not etched, etc., but are just sticker labels. Not sure how durable these will be if used for extensive typing. But hey, for less than $15 you can replace it every year if needed I guess. Would also be nice if the connector had both a full USB and Mini-USB connector split end for use with different types of devices (or a mini-USB connector only since that is what almost all tablets have).
For capacitive touch screen tablets, the included stylus is largely pointless. Still, it does provide a nice, readily available small point for use on the reset button as is sometimes needed on Android tablets. The stylus may also be useful when (re)calibrating the screen with more precision than via one’s finger.
works great with pandigital tablet
Excellent item, with a few caveats
After scouring Amazon, I landed on this keyboard case based on the reviews. The product shipped and arrived extremely fast (as in overnight instead of two days). And, true to my style, I immediately tore into the package. Upon first inspection, it looked pretty good. You won’t confuse it for anything “high end”, but at under ten bucks, I didn’t really expect it to. There is a bit of odor, typical of a lot of similar products, but be prepared for it.
Enough of the aesthetics, what really matters of course is how well this thing works. Overall it’s pretty good. The keys are surprisingly sturdy, with fairly little noise. It makes texting and emailing much easier than typing on the screen (at least for me). But, there are some caveats:
- Do not expect to type on this with the same proficiency of a larger keyboard. The keys are very close together (as you would expect in such a small space). It is very easy to make typos if you start typing too fast. Add stubby fingers like mine… let’s just say it takes a little getting used to. In my case, I keep one hand on home row and tap-type with the other. It is working pretty well.
- The space bar can get stuck if you hit it too hard. I avoid that by lightly tapping the left or right edge of it, instead of dead center like I do with my full-sized keyboard.
- If your tablet does not have a native USB host port (or you cannot put your USB port in host mode) you MUST get an OTG (On The Go) USB host cable for this to work. You can find them here on Amazon very easily for fairly cheap. My tablet came with them, so plugging in the keyboard was a dream.
As for the case itself, it holds my tablet fairly securely, though I would be careful as the case only uses prongs to hold the tablet in place.
Bottom line: this is a nice budget case especially if you have a “no name” tablet like mine that has few aftermarket options. The keyboard is a nice alternative to screen typing but is best for emails, searching, texting and other light typing.
For what it’s worth, this review was typed using this product – and I do not think I will type anything quite this long on it again.
Very, Very Happy with my Keyboard Case
I have to get use to the small size of the keyboard and use it more to get use to where the comma and the return key is, that’s a minor thing. I type without looking at the keyboard so I know where the keys are on a regular full size keyboard so this is nothing practice can’t solve. The function keys will take a little getting used to also, but honestly I don’t use those much on my Mac or my PC but i look forward to playing and learning with this case. Some of the function keys do different things from what they do on your laptop, but again a miner learning curve I look forward to.
As for the stylus that comes with it, PLEASE DON’T use it on your tablet, iPad or phone… first, it will not work because the tip is hard plastic but more important is it will scratch your screen. I keep mine in the case for show only. In no way does this thing resemble a finger tip, in feeling or in size… the rubber tip stylus are the way to go. I bought one (1) from BB for $15 and keep it attached to the magnetic closure when not in use. Should have checked Amazon first as they are offering three (3) rubber tip stylus for $6.99, aint that a blip. I ordered them just to have a few more.
As for the keyboard case itself, if any one is looking to turn their tablet into a cute mini laptop and protect your device either at home or on the road at the same time then this is your item.
Not Bad for What it Costs
The stylus is a nice touch. The tip is very fine, like the stylus from an old Palm PDA, which makes it very accurate and easy to use on the resistive screens of the lower end tablets. I find myself using it fairly often.
I have to agree with other reviewers that said that calling this case faux leather is a stretch. It feels very plasticky, like they weren’t even trying to mimic leather. The material isn’t bad, but the build quality isn’t so hot. The mounts for the tablet to sit on were crooked on mine and the whole thing is generally not assembled very precisely. Stitching is crooked and some parts aren’t quite right. But for the price, I guess it’s not much to complain about.
Bottom line: You probably aren’t going to be showing it off, but it certainly works like they say. Only thing keeping it from 5 stars is the so-so build quality.
Great case but with a flaw…
The keyboard is another matter. It is tiny and the keys lie flat. Therefore, if you have large hands, you will have difficulty typing on it, unless you don’t mind typing with just a couple of fingers. Also, if your tablet has a micro USB connection, you will need a micro USB to a USB adapter. The wires will stick out of the tablet and it can get in the way if you don’t tuck it behind the tablet.
One more thing, the keyboard uses your tablet’s battery to function. If your tablet has an issue with battery life (like mine), then you’ll see your battery life quickly reduced even more when using the keyboard.
If it weren’t for the missing side holders, I would have given it a 5 star rating.
Good, useful case.
Would buy again
Updated review – December 25,2011 – I purchased a second case as a gift but received one that did not have a spring-loaded top clip as the first one did. The first one was sold be Lan Zheng and the second one came from JK Games. Now I see the shipper is DigitalMic. I bought it for my Coby MID7022 7′ Tablet. The MID7022 is approximately 4 3/4″ wide so you have to make sure the top clip is spring-loaded if you are buying it for this tablet.