Small won­der?

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH - By Nidhi Sin­gal

THE AD­VENT OF TABLETS gave way to Blue­tooth key­boards that could be used with touch smart­phones too. But the ones for the tablets were way too big to carry. Amkette has come up with a com­pact key­board that of­fers in­built stand to place a phone. Straight out of the box, I was im­pressed by the sheer looks. It was com­pact, light weight that made it easy to carry. The in­built stand made was com­fort­ably able to hold the iPhone while typ­ing. But the ma­jor prob­lem with the key­board is the place­ment of keys. Cer­tain keys need to be pressed twice for them to work, and on a few oc­ca­sions, even a sin­gle press would en­ter the al­pha­bet twice. That's not the end of it - the key spac­ing is a hug is­sue. I un­der­stand that the whole idea is porta­bil­ity but a trade off with func­tion­al­ity ren­ders the de­vice al­most use­less and added weight as the func­tion­al­ity and uses are any which ways limited in the first place. But af­ter us­ing it for a few days, I got a hang of the keys. How­ever, car­ry­ing this de­vice to just type your emails faster, or work on doc­u­ments is a lit­tle cum­ber­some as you will have to re­visit the doc­u­ments. The key­board has got short keys for Play/Pause, Next, Pre­vi­ous and Vol­ume Up and Down. It is ac­com­pa­nied with a car­ry­ing case too.

Com­pact­size makes it easy to

carry Built-in stand for hold­ing phones phort-cut con­trols on

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