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Tmart Wireless Keyboard For iPad Product Review

Recently I was approached by the folks at Tmart.com to review one of the many products that they have in their online store. Given my penchant for all-things-technological, they asked if I would take a look at a Bluetooth enabled wireless keyboard -- compatible with all sorts of mobile devices.

As it happens, I have been in the market for a wireless keyboard for my iPad. I have been looking for something that I could easily carry with me to and from the many meetings that I attend on a daily basis at work.

They sent me this Bluetooth V3.0 Wireless Keyboard for iPad 1/2 iPad Silver White:



The coupon booklet was a nice bonus:



The product was wrapped very well in it's box -- which came in a larger USPS envelope (not pictured):



The keyboard came with the coupon book as well as an easy-to-read user manual:



The only complaint that I have -- and it is a minor one to boot -- is that I thought that I would be getting a keyboard that would charge the internal battery via micro-USB. As you can see here, this keyboard operates by using two AAA batteries:



Why did I think that I was getting a micro-USB rechargeable keyboard? Well, the instruction booklet that came with the device said so:



Again, it's a minor thing that I have worked around. I am simply substituting the USB recharging capability with some rechargeable AAA batteries. No sweat.

I think that it is also worth noting that the product listing on Tmart.com's website correctly indicates that the power is from two AAA batteries. It is just the user manual that is incorrect.

As to the actual function of keyboard, it works great. I have used it for the past week or so in meetings and at my desk. The device is extremely lightweight and has a great "solid" feel to it. I don't worry that typing too hard will break any of the keys. Taking down notes is a lot easier when you don't have to use the on-screen keyboard on the iPad (avid Apple users will know what I'm talking about).

The keyboard is smaller than my desktop computer's keyboard. However, I do not feel that any of the functionality is lost. I can type just as fast and easily on the wireless keyboard as I can at my desk. Additionally, the smaller size of the wireless keyboard means that it is not only lightweight, but it fits into the pockets on my backpack quite nicely as well.

If you are interested in iPad keyboards, or thousands of other products ranging from apparel to home goods, check out Tmart.com.