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Hi folk, this is my first thread so let see how it goes.
I am getting my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) in two weeks and my question is, do you think a carry case with a built in keyboard is a better option than a stand alone keyboard? This is my first tablet so i need all the advice i can get.
- 02-21-2014, 02:26 AM #2
Many of us are looking for such an accessory. The answer is probably yes, just make sure you are comfy with the size. The Tab 3-10.1 from Logitech is nice, but it is just a bit too small and the Note 2014 a bit too fat.
Sent via my Note 8
- 02-21-2014, 03:09 AM #3
- 02-21-2014, 06:36 AM #4
Re: Keyboards???Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1/2014/32gb/Black
Samsung Galaxy Note 3/32gb/Black
Samsung Galaxy Gear Black
Sony MDR 1RBTMK2
Harman Kardon BT
74, old, dirty and fast!!
- 02-21-2014, 10:40 AM #5
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Why do you feel you need a external keyboard.... Thought whole idea of tablets where to get away from large cumbersome accessories (keyboard and mouse).... I know, it depends on your uses... I looked at all sorts of accessories before Santa actually delivered my tablet, and so far have not even though about (or purchased) accessories, other than maybe a messenger bag (pack) to carry it in...
My though would be to get unit in your hands and play with it for awhile before you plunge into a accessory you may not really want....
Last edited by Dale_M; 02-21-2014 at 11:04 AM.Diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
- 02-21-2014, 10:43 AM #6
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My 2014 accoutrement
Here's what I have experienced to date- I decided to go all out to start. First, I ordered a SHARKK Portable Fold-Up Stand- great product under $10. I like 'working' with the 2014 sans case and simply perched in the stand; coffee shop, kitchen, desk- couldn’t be better. Adding to this I ordered the Anker Ultra-Slim Mini Bluetooth 3.0 Wireless Keyboard, +/- $24. Slim, lightweight- free of connect/ disconnect issues other have described using the case/ keyboard. I simply carry (traveling) an extra AAA battery (not a game changer). These two items allow me mobility and efficiency.
I have a MoKo Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Case ($16) which protects the device and doubles as a stand, but it is slightly on the bulky side. Nevertheless, I feel it keeps the day-to-day bumps and movements from damaging the device and the orange leather (my choice, its my Creamsicle coating on a white 2014!) looks great- lots of comments.
Last- I picked up a Jackery Giant High-capacity Premium Aluminum Portable Charger 10400mAh External Battery ($39)- need this for traveling as the 2014 sucks the juice. Yes, I can do more to save power but I am still learning, too lazy and have yet to review this great site more so as to implement secrets.
I have the 2014 since December- love it. Thought I would use the S-Pen more (hummm, honest moment here ...), but VERY happy its there when I need it.
If/ when I carry these items with the 2014, my messenger bags manages all perfectly. Very light, don’t know I have anything in the bag whatsoever. Better than ALL THOSE YEARS of carrying laptops weighing more than my first born and dealing with Microsoft.
- 02-21-2014, 01:02 PM #7
Dale, I use an external keyboard for about 15 hours a week. The keyboard is faster and more accurate than the finger.
Via my Note 3
- 02-23-2014, 03:51 PM #8
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