conpact blue tooth keyboard for IOS?

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hi i hope everyones staying safe. I have an iPod touch and iPhone, please can anyone recommend a conpact bluetooth keyboard for use with my IOS devices thanks for all your help everyone.

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Submitted by Blind Canuck on Friday, May 29, 2020

Well... it depends on what you mean by compact. If you are referring to something you can fold up, not quite sure what to recommend, but if you mean a small compact keyboard, then I would recommend the Logitech K380.

I first heard of this keyboard from both the Double Tap Canada podcast and the RNIB Tech Talk podcast. I quickly decided to pick one up and haven't regreted the purchase.

It's a rather inexpensive, small keyboard that is well built and can be paired with 3 different devices, whether it be an iOS, Mac OS, Android or Windows device. One of the nice things that I personally like is... it uses 2 AAA batteries, so when your batteries wear down and are unusable, you simply remove them and replace them with 2 new batteries. No having to buy a brand new keyboard.

HTH!

Submitted by WellF on Friday, May 29, 2020

In reply to by Blind Canuck

What is the size of this k380 model compared to a standard PC keyboard?

Submitted by Scott Davert on Saturday, May 30, 2020

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

I'm not sure I would put the K-380 in the category of "compact" as it's not something you can fit in a pocket or anything. A laptop bag or backpack, for sure, but not anything smaller. Full-sized PC keyboards come in a lot of sizes and sometimes offer other functionality, yet others do not, it's hard for me to compare it. I have a USB keyboard in front of me, and it is certainly smaller than that. The K-380 is maybe half the size. That said, it does not have a number pad. I do like the keyboard a lot, I've had mine for over 4 years and it is still functioning as it should.

Submitted by SeasonKing on Saturday, May 30, 2020

Does this keyboard has a Numpad like most of desktop keyboards? I am learning Audio-Editing using Reaper and lots of keyboard shortcuts are easier with a numpad.
Thanks,