Bluetooth Keyboards – Untethered Technology

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April 5, 2016      No Comments

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Wireless technology has come a long way in the past 60 years. In 1956, Zenith Corporation introduced the world to the possibilities of wireless technology in the form of a remote control for your television. They called this the “Zenith Space Command.” This first iteration of wireless communication between devices relied on mechanical buttons within the remote. Each time a button was pressed, it would make contact with a metal bar. Each bar triggered a different ultrasound frequency, which would have corresponding function, such as channel up/down or volume controls. The resulting sound was a discernable “click” and the “clicker” was born.
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Over time, remotes evolved to using infrared technology to communicate with devices, and the audible “click” was reduced to the silence of a soft button. The colloquial name “clicker” lives on, but few remotes will actually give you that satisfaction anymore. Nonetheless, this is where wireless technology entered the mainstream, appearing in homes across the country, allowing users to control bulky devices from across the room.

Today, wireless technology has advanced at a staggering rate. Lose your remote? Your smartphone likely has an app that can take care of that for you. Despite being more connected as a society than we ever have been before, wires seems to be on the decline. From charging devices, to streaming music, to typing complex spreadsheets – there is a wireless solution for you.

The proliferation of touchscreen tablets, especially the various iPad models, has been both a blessing and a curse to tech savvy power users. The iPad, in any form, is a technological marvel. It has the power of a desktop computer residing within its sleek and slim frame. In fact, iPads are so capable, the only limiting factor for productivity is the on-screen keyboard.

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While this style of typing is effective for short conversations or directing your web browser to your favorite website, it can become tiring to produce long documents, spreadsheets, or even have long text based chats with friends or coworkers. Not only does the on-screen keyboard slow you down, it also makes you more prone to typing errors.

 

 

Is there a solution? Well, you could go get yourself a full-featured laptop like a MacBook Pro, but even the most budget oriented model will set you back over $1,000. For a more budget conscious approach, iPad owners can virtually turn their tablet into a laptop with a Bluetooth keyboard case.
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Bluetooth technology uses short-wavelength UHF radio waves to communicate between two bluetooth equipped devices. This means no wired connection is necessary to add a full physical keyboard to your iPad. Best of all, you can return your iPad to the sleek, svelte, thin, fancy device it once was at any time.

One such Bluetooth keyboard case is the MobilePal Flip 360 Bluetooth Keyboard Case for the iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 snaps into this case, with precise cutouts for volume, power, webcam, and other buttons that run along the sides of the iPad Air 2. Once the iPad Air 2 is installed in the case, it can be rotated a full 360 degrees for your viewing preference.
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The internal lithium-polymer battery can last up to 6 months on a single charge, and recharges using a standard micro-USB cable. This keyboard case gives you the power of a full, physical QWERTY keyboard in addition to superior protection for your iPad. Utilizing strong, textured ABS plastics, the MobilePal Flip 360 Bluetooth Keyboard case will protect your iPad from harm.

Typing can be an even bigger issue on smaller tablets. Take the iPad Mini 4, for example. This modern miracle is 6.1mm thin, weighs just a little over 9 ounces, and packs in 2GB of RAM and a powerful dual core 64-bit Cortex A8 processor. The iPad Mini 4 lacks nothing in terms of power and performance, but with its’ 7.9 inch touchscreen, using the on-screen keyboard becomes an even more trying task. Thankfully, Bluetooth keyboard cases are also available for this small, yet powerful tablet. The MobilePal Pivot 360 Bluetooth Keyboard Case for the iPad Mini 4 transforms this impressive little device into a productivity suite, while also providing protection and style. Both the MobilePal Flip 360 and Pivot 360 Bluetooth Keyboard cases utilize the latest Bluetooth 3.0 technology from Broadcom, which means reliable and responsive typing even at a distance of up to 30 feet.

The MobilePal Pivot 360 also allows you to view your iPad Mini 4 from virtually any angle and orientation. This case supports both portrait and landscape viewing, in addition to fully-flat and laptop-style orientations.

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