Bluetooth keyboard recommendations

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Hi guys! Well, my favorite keyboard in the world for iOS has bit the dust. I am a huge fan of the Amazon basics Bluetooth keyboard. The size of the keyboard is perfect, the size of the keys is great and the paring process is farely painless. I could certainly do without entering a code, but that's ok. I also have a pocket bluetooth one but the keys are a bit closer together than I'd like. Can anyone come up with a keyboard that's anything close to the Amazon basics? I would order another one in a second but after doing a search on Amazon it's currently unavailable. It reminds me of a regular, full-size keyboard but in a small, portable form factor. So I would want something in the way of a full size keyboard, yet it's portable. I'd prefer not to spend more than like $40 if possible. I know some keyboards are more expensive than others. Believe me, any suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks guys!

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Submitted by OldBear on Friday, September 15, 2017

I've been using a Zagg Universal since 2014. It's a little more than you would like to spend.
It works out really well for me, as far as the design and feel. The battery lasts a long, long time before I have to recharge. I have a problem with my specific keyboard, though, one of the option keys next to the space bar never worked and I didn't realize it until it was too late. Some of the VO comands are a little difficult to make, but that would just be my keyboard.
One other thing, it's very easy to pair with my phone. There aren't any codes you have to try to type in or anything like that.

Submitted by Toonhead on Friday, September 15, 2017

Thanks, i'll see if that one is still around, it might be a bit more than I'd like to spend but it sounds like it's worth it!

Submitted by alex wallis on Friday, September 15, 2017

Is the zag universal pocketable? or are there any pocketable keyboards that people can recommend?

Submitted by Toonhead on Friday, September 15, 2017

In reply to by alex wallis

Zagg also has a foldable, pocket keyboard and it's great, but some of the keys are really close together. I have smaller hannds and even I have trouble with it at times so you'll want to be careful. It's a nice keyboard just very cramped. I far prefer the full size bluetooth keyboards. Yep,, i'm picky what can I ssay! LOL

Submitted by Mani on Friday, September 15, 2017

I am looking for a full size BT keyboard with the Control key on the right. Matias is the only one I found so far but it is way beyond my budget. Any other recommendations on that ? Thanks.

Submitted by Morgan Watkins on Friday, September 15, 2017

Member of the AppleVis Blog Team

The logitech Keys-To-Go keyboard is my favorite. Ever so slightly smaller keys, but it is very thin, only needs charging perhaps once a month, is water/food resistant except where the right hand port and switch are located. The model for iOS is important to specify. Easy initial pairing. I even keep one in our van's glove compartment. When I have seen them in stores, they list for about $75, but I once bought two of them through Amazon for half that price.

Submitted by Toonhead on Saturday, September 16, 2017

Thanks to Morgan and others, I've just ordered the Logitech Keys to go. In the meantime, I've been looking at a whole bunch of others on Amazon and I have to say there's a trend going on that I partially like, but have reservations about as well. There are a few keyboards from Logitech that offer the nice feature of being able to pare it with up to 3 different devices. However, all these keyboards have builtin stands. I can see that working for my iPad, but not really my iPhone. If I'm going to get a keyboard, I really don't need a stand to go with it, builtin or otherwise. This is why I chose the Keys to go, because it fits all my needs. I'm still hoping that the Amazon Basics will make a return. I looked for the Zagg keys universal as well, but it was only available used on Amazon and I didn't want to take a chance of it going bust right after I got it. So I'll report back in a few days with some thoughts about the Keys To Go. It's the one that has a cloth cover over the keys, so that should work beautifully to prevent any spills that might happen. This is a good thing.