Bluetooth keyboards are not new and but the Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard from EC Technology offers a wider range of compatibility in an ultra-portable size that won’t weigh you down. When in use it opens to a comfortable size of about 10″ x 3.6″ x 0.7″ with keys that are only slightly smaller than those on my 15.6″ Asus Laptop. It offers a very comfortable typing experience with the quickness and accuracy which is lacking on many devices with a standard on-screen keyboard.
This cross platform Bluetooth keyboard from EC Technology is compatible with Windows, Android, and iOS operating systems. Features and special function keys are supported for each platform on your smartphone, tablet, or PC. The keyboard is a particular blessing for entering contacts or typing messages on your smartphone instead of using the onscreen keyboard.
When you unfold the keyboard, it automatically powers on and displays a green power indicator which will light up for a few seconds and then go out. When charging the keyboard, that same led will be red to indicate the charging has commenced. A second LED will flash blue to indicate it is ready to pair with a device.
Bluetooth pairing with some devices can sometimes be a challenge but the foldable keyboard was the exception. It was immediately found by every device I used and pairing was quickly accomplished. Once the keyboard has been recognized and paired with a device, it will seamlessly connect for future sessions when turned on and in close proximity to that device.
A simple User Manual provides step-by step instructions for pairing your keyboard for the first time. This is particularly helpful for those who have never worked with Bluetooth before. You will also find Troubleshooting tips, should you need them as well as how to contact available support options.
The keyboard is divided into 3 sections with the largest in the center and 2 smaller that fold over the central piece. The sturdy and lightweight aluminum keyboard folds into a very portable 5.8″ x 3.6″ x 0.7″ size which will slide neatly into your computer bag or briefcase for easy transport. A microUSB port for charging the built-in rechargeable battery can be found on the top edge of the keyboard. Charging time is only about 2 hours, Battery life is exceptionally good with the average usage on a single charge estimated to be more than 60 hours. I’ve been using the keyboard for several months and have only charge it once in all that time. The extended battery life is at least in part due to the keyboards dropping into Power Save mode after 10 minutes of inactivity. It will awake when you press any key for a couple of seconds.
Although this is a smallish keyboard, the keys are large enough to offer a comfortably typing experience with just the right amount of spring and click to each keystroke. A firm work surface is best to support all 3 sections of the keyboard in the open position.
The keyboard is beautifully designed and thoughtfully constructed in aircraft-grade aluminum to provide years of reliable service. It is attractive, durable, and ultra-portable allowing you to travel light and still enjoy the ultimate typing experience on your mobile devices. It is compatible with a wide variety of smartphones, tablets, notebooks and other Bluetooth capable computers with iOS, Android, or Windows operating systems with the exception of Windows 8 Mobile. The Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard from EC Technology is available on Amazon for $32.99 and is eligible for free shipping for Prime subscribers. I received this product for my honest evaluation which I have provided here.