STYLE STATE­MENT

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH -

The Mi­crosoft Wedge key­board is a really stylish piece of equip­ment. But it is also very sturdy and min­i­mal­ist. With two AAA cells loaded into the small stand in the rear, the key­board has a nice in­cline that makes it easy to type on.

A very im­por­tant part of this ac­ces­sory is its hard rub­ber cover, which pro­tects the keys from spills and dust among other things. When the cover is locked in place it shuts down the key­board, thus sav­ing power. Take it off, and it can be used as a stand for the tablet. How­ever, with the cover the

en­tire package be­comes a bit heavy.

There are on/off but­tons and the key­board is ready and dis­cov­er­able as soon as the cover is off. Since this is go­ing to be paired more with tablets than lap­tops, there are ded­i­cated keys for the Win­dows 8 charms menu in­stead of func­tion keys. Though there are no ex­tra keys or even a mil­lime­tre of ex­tra space, the key­board is not small or cramped by any means. The ac­cu­racy lev­els were very good when we typed on it. The keys also have the right amount of travel and are not stub­born like many of the ex­ter­nal key­boards.

One good thing about this key­board is that it is not lim­ited for use on Win­dows de­vices. We used it with a iPad, though quite a few of the keys had noth­ing to do there.

If you are look­ing for just a good typ­ing ac­ces­sory for any tablet, then look no fur­ther.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT?

Great ke­board, but a bit too pricey.

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