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Add a Keyboard to Google Nexus 7 Android Tablet

I’m trying to replace my laptop with my Nexus 7, but it really needs a keyboard. As expected there are serious limitations to this concept. For example sometimes I need (or want) to type and post a quick article and my tablet just won’t cooperate.

I had accepted this until I saw my buddy’s Microsoft Surface Tablet. It totally replaced his laptop for home use and for work. Damn, I hate him.

His Microsoft Surface Tablet has an add-on keyboard, so that got me to thinking. While I’ve used a USB keyboard and touchpad (Micro USB adapter required) with my Nexus 7 a million times, I’ve never tried to use on the go. This is an idea worth testing.

I ordered the KHOMO Black PU Leather 360 Degree Rotating Bluetooth Keyboard Case Cover Stand for Google Nexus 7. It feels a bit cheap, but does the job. It makes my tablet about the size of a small hard bound book, but still much smaller than my laptop. It makes typing a breeze, or at least is more manageable than the on screen keyboard, and has numerous hot keys exclusively for the android platform (that’s a plus).

I could almost pull this off as a work device if I could do video-out for presentations, but the Nexus 7 doesn’t support that. Sigh.

I guess I’ll have to buy a Microsoft Surface Tablet for work, but for quick blog postings and other casual use the KHOMO Black PU Leather 360 Degree Rotating Bluetooth Keyboard Case Cover Stand for Google Nexus 7 isn’t a bad deal at all.

There are a million Tablet Keyboards on the market, so choose the one that works for you!

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