[clug] Two questions about Tablets
ifb777 at tpg.com.au
Thu Dec 15 21:38:03 MST 2011
On 16/12/11 14:13, steve jenkin wrote:
> I saw someone with an ASUS Transformer TF101 - and they *loved* their
> detachable keyboard with it's extra battery...
> The comments I've seen said "no 3G in Oz" (a deal-breaker for me), but
> I've not actually checked that out properly.
> I'm not sure if I want to go that route, but I'd like to be able to use
> a tablet to properly type - which would mean a bluetooth keyboard (if
> smaller ones exist).
> My two questions:
> - Does anyone on-list use a Bluetooth keyboard with a Tablet (or with
> anything)? Are there "gotcha's" or other warnings/suggestions/comments?
> - For extra battery life, are tablets efficient in charging from USB?
> I've seen those battery+USB charger thingys and could cobble together
> something myself if I needed/wanted.
> Any war-stories or comments?
I have a 7" Telstra T Pad which I bought as an experiment and to get
familiar with Android. I was able to buy via E-bay a small Bluetooth
keyboard which is about the same size as a notebook keyboard. Whilst
getting the keyboard to work with the tablet is a 3 step process, it
does work adequately for those situations where the on screen keyboard
just doesn't cut it, like posting to my blog etc.
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