If you want the flexibility of a tablet with the more traditional professional functionality of a laptop the Zaggkeys Flex offers the best of both worlds in a neat little package.

The Zaggkeys Flex is a wonderful Bluetooth 3.0 keyboard that is a breeze to connect to your Apple iPad or Android tablet – even with the iPhone or other smartphones. Its cover easily snaps into a handy tablet or smartphone stand.

The keyboard is smaller than the Apple-built Wireless Keyboard or iPad Keyboard Dock or larger non-Apple alternatives for Android devices. But it doesn’t feel cramped, and is akin to a 10-inch netbook’s keyboard.

Better still it includes special function keys for tablets – some iOS (iPad or iPhone) or Android specific.

Zaggkeys Flex special function keys:

Works with both iOS and Android:

Home: Displays the device home screen

Search: Displays the device search screen

Cut Cuts selected text to clipboard

Copy Copies selected text to clipboard

Paste Pastes clipboard content in selected field

Previous Track Skips to previous track on current playlist

Play/Pause Starts or stops current playlist

Next Track Skips to the next track on the current playlist

Mute Mutes audio

Volume Down Decreases volume

Volume Up Increases volume



iOS only:

Slide-Show: Plays a slide-show of saved pictures

Keyboard Hide/Show: Hides or shows device on-screen keyboard

Lock: Activates and deactivates device sleep mode

International Keyboard :Toggles between international keyboards (if selected in iPad settings)



Android only:

Menu: Shows and hides drop down menu

Back: Takes you back to previous activity

The Zaggkeys Flex isn’t a protective case for your tablet like its big brother the Zagg Folio, but it does come with a case for the keyboard that doubles up as a stand for the tablet or smartphone.

ZaggKeys Flex keyboard for tablets and smartphones

ZaggKeys Flex: Specs

  • Works with Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices, Galaxy Tabs, Android devices, and some smartphones.
  • Works with Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices, Galaxy Tabs, Android devices, and some smartphones.

OUR VERDICT

In many ways the Zaggkeys Flex is superior to a full tablet keyboard case as it’s likely you’ll appreciate the occasional need for a keyboard rather than more frequent laptop-style use. If you occasionally desire a physical keyboard for your iPad, Android tablet or smartphone the Zaggkeys Flex is lightweight and small enough to slip into your case or handbag ready for action in a minute.

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