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    12 dollar Amazon keyboard

    If you already have a keyboard, and you like yours, nevermind. If you DON'T have a keyboard for your Thrive, at least consider this one:

    http://www.amazon.com/Synthetic-Leat...hrive+keyboard

    I finally picked it up after several months with a Thrive, and becoming frustrated any time I wanted to type on it. Using the touch screen drives a 40 word per minute + guy crazy. Having said that, I read a newspaper article of some tech junkie (who actually promoted the Thrive, and soon after I got one) who said he picked this keyboard up on a whim, figuring that at the worst he'd be out 12 bucks. The guy then claims what a treat 12 dollars buys! So I ordered one too. The one listed above. It arrived with little fanfare. Tucked neatly in a bag. I open it up, slip the Thrive in (the keyboard includes a black leather portfolio like folder) and plug up the keyboard. Yes, it is USB, no, I really barely notice. The USB jack is the smallest I've ever seen. It barely protrudes from the leather jacket one connected.

    So how does it work? Well, I find it is simple to type on. It is smaller than a normal keyboard, but I've found no growing pains in using it. First go I was typing away quickly. It includes all the keys you want, and many you'll never push. (Windows button?) (Function keys!?) I assume this was meant for a Windows machine, but the Thrive does fit in fairly nicely. You can tell it wasn't quite made with the Thrive in mind, however the Thrive fits very well into it. 4 little clips secure the tablet. Two on the bottom, one on the left (which almost blocks the camera) and one on the top. Finally a little elastic strap holds the top right corner. Thrive isn't going anywhere. The keyboard folds shut and is held that way with a little magnetic flap that folds across the top. Takes some use before this works well as the magnet is weak, but it works with time.

    Finally there is a kickstand on the back, much like a picture frame kickstand. Holds the tablet at a very nice viewing angle, even in your lap. Of course the stand resting on your knee is a little obnoxious.


    My opinion is that the keyboard is a great addition to a Thrive. Takes the pain out of typing on the tablet.

    DirtyRat
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyRat View Post
    If you already have a keyboard, and you like yours, nevermind. If you DON'T have a keyboard for your Thrive, at least consider this one:

    http://www.amazon.com/Synthetic-Leat...hrive+keyboard

    I finally picked it up after several months with a Thrive, and becoming frustrated any time I wanted to type on it. Using the touch screen drives a 40 word per minute + guy crazy. Having said that, I read a newspaper article of some tech junkie (who actually promoted the Thrive, and soon after I got one) who said he picked this keyboard up on a whim, figuring that at the worst he'd be out 12 bucks. The guy then claims what a treat 12 dollars buys! So I ordered one too. The one listed above. It arrived with little fanfare. Tucked neatly in a bag. I open it up, slip the Thrive in (the keyboard includes a black leather portfolio like folder) and plug up the keyboard. Yes, it is USB, no, I really barely notice. The USB jack is the smallest I've ever seen. It barely protrudes from the leather jacket one connected.

    So how does it work? Well, I find it is simple to type on. It is smaller than a normal keyboard, but I've found no growing pains in using it. First go I was typing away quickly. It includes all the keys you want, and many you'll never push. (Windows button?) (Function keys!?) I assume this was meant for a Windows machine, but the Thrive does fit in fairly nicely. You can tell it wasn't quite made with the Thrive in mind, however the Thrive fits very well into it. 4 little clips secure the tablet. Two on the bottom, one on the left (which almost blocks the camera) and one on the top. Finally a little elastic strap holds the top right corner. Thrive isn't going anywhere. The keyboard folds shut and is held that way with a little magnetic flap that folds across the top. Takes some use before this works well as the magnet is weak, but it works with time.

    Finally there is a kickstand on the back, much like a picture frame kickstand. Holds the tablet at a very nice viewing angle, even in your lap. Of course the stand resting on your knee is a little obnoxious.


    My opinion is that the keyboard is a great addition to a Thrive. Takes the pain out of typing on the tablet.

    DirtyRat
    Yea, I hate how they claim these are android keyboards but they have the windows key....lmao....a home and back button would be great instead of a windows key.... but either way, nice deal, I'm actually thinking of buying one for when I'm at work.... it gets quite dusty when we do drywall jobs so I won't have to sacrifice my Logitech Bluetooth keyboard at work anymore if I get this

    Sent from my A500 using Tapatalk 2

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    I don't use it.
    FYI, the link is now listed at $10.00 If I didn't already have a keyboard, I'd jump on it.
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    I picked one of these up a couple months ago, for the price it was hard to pass up . It fits the thrive pretty good and I've never had a problem with it . For typing its great . This one is made out of what they call synthetic leather with what I believe is cardboard in the middle there is no problem with it but I don't think it would handle a lot of abuse.

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    I got this keyboard a couple of months ago & thought it was a great deal when I paid $13. At $10 I'm thinking about buying a spare. The keyboard works great & it's nice to have the kick stand. I'm very pleased with this purchase.

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    Figured i would try it out for $10. Ordered it today.

    Rockin' it with my Maxx, iKream and T-Talk
    Happy Thrive user running CM10 Jellybean.


 


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