[maemo-users] External Keyboard Recommendations

From: Kate Alhola kate.alhola at nokia.com
Date: Mon Jun 23 15:36:34 EEST 2008
ext Hal Vaughan wrote:
> I had to shelve a lot of what I was doing and now I'm at the point where 
> I want to get an external keyboard to replace the iGo one I have, which 
> is cramped.  I know several people strongly recommended the iGo 
> Stowaway (not the Ultra Slim, but the regular one), however, within the 
> past few months, iGo has gone over to all power supplies and such.  I'm 
> trying to find a Stowaway, but the only dealer with one on Amazon has 
> poor ratings and the dealers I checked through Google that have them in 
> stock (or claim to) don't have good ratings either.  One does say it's 
> not in stock and they'll order it, but the people at iGo don't have 
> anymore, so I don't trust that.
> Yes, I'm trying eBay.  We'll see.
> So any recommendations on external keyboards?  What I liked about the 
> Stowaway was that it didn't just fold in half, so it'd fold to smaller 
> than my N770 and carrying both in a small case would be easy.  And, 
> even more importantly, from what I hear, it felt like a "real" keyboard 
> when in use.  I'm a writer and I don't like laptops and, when possible, 
> prefer a natural keyboard (yeah, like I'm going to find a folding 
> bluetooth natural keyboard!), so what I'd rather do is just find a good 
> keyboard to go with my N770 so I can head for the park or go down by 
> the river and be poetical in poetic places. ;-)
> So any recommendations on bluetooth external keyboards since the 
> Stowaway seems to have been taken off the market?  Or anyone want to 
> sell theirs if it's in good condition?
I have good experience with Apple wireless bluetooth keyboard.
It is not so small than these mobile keyboards but it
has full size keyboard feeling with reasonable size to carry with.

> I finally have time to do more than bust my tail at my computer while 
> wrestling with Perl, C++, or Java code and I just want to get out, but 
> I like being able to stop and write when I take breaks, so a good 
> keyboard with a good feel to it is a big deal to me.
> Thanks!
> Hal
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