Nimblstand hands on: Improve tablet productivity with the Apple Wireless Keyboard

Nimblstand hands on: Improve tablet productivity with the Apple Wireless Keyboard

Summary: The $69 Apple Wireless Keyboard is fantastic and with the Nimblstand you can extend that experience to your iPad, Nexus, Samsung, or other tablet.


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  • 5mm nib on the end of the Bamboo stylus

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Topics: Mobility, Google, iPad, Reviews, Samsung, Tablets

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  • Re: Nimblstand Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and Tablet Productivity....

    On the face of it is an extremely compelling product. I use the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard on a daily basis with my iMac so I am aware of its qualities.

    However although it would seem to be the ideal solution it is going to be a hard sell no matter what its qualities as there are so many Apple Haters out there which is the reason they choose to work with Android. So to attach an Apple product will be too much for some.

    Time for Samsung to copy AGAIN me thinks.
    • Nice way to spin some facts

      "there are so many Apple Haters out there which is the reason they choose to work with Android."

      Right. So it's not that they choose Android over iOS as they found Android is the better choice for them, they do it strictly because they are "Apple Haters".

      So using that logic, you can ignore the shortcoming of the iPad, which brought them Android in the first place.

      How is that helpful?
      • Re: Nice way to spin some facts....

        Don't kid yourself. There is plenty of evidence here on ZDnet covering many articles on iOS or anything Apple that the Haters come out with their pathetic Android bitching.

        I was merely attempting to point out that it is highly unlikely such individuals are going to purchase an Apple product regardless of if it improves their productivity or not.
    • Very few people are actually fanboys of Android

      You see a lot more on forums like this so it seems they are everywhere but if you go out in the "real world" there are very few Android fanboys. Most people buy Android because its inexpensive, has a feature like stylus or larger screens, etc but most are not married to the OS.

      I think Apple owners are more inclined to be brand aware and loyal. If you are going to pay the premium prices Apple charges or if you are peer conscious, there is a built in need to justify or show off that premium tech.

      Personally I use all devices and OSs. I have a iMac that came with a wireless keyboard and since I have a Mac wired keyboard for my Mac (I bootcame so I need the CTR key on boot) I use my Mac wireless keyboard for my various tablets. Its nice and works, I have even used on my Surface RT.
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  • What for?

    I can see why this will be useful for some iPad users, or some users of an older tablet who already have this keyboard for some other reason.

    However, this seems to be a much inferior alternative to the myrad of tablets that have an optional keyboard dock - if you don't know what I'm talking about, google "ASUS Transformer", that seems to be the most widespread kind of keyboard dock, and similar devices are available from other brands and OS'es.

    The keyboard dock usually doubles the battery life of the tablet and has nearly the same weight as the bluetooth keyboard and stand mentioned in this article. The tablet can be used without the dock or attached to the dock and then it works exactly the same as a netbook, which is usually preferrable to carrying a tablet, a keyboard and a stand, which can only be used to type on a table.

    I can see the advantage of a different solution as long as it's significantly lighter and still attaches to the tablet and can be carried with the tablet as a single item, i.e. some iPad keyboard covers, or the Surface.
  • Tablet Add-On(s)

    Cool....nothing like paying 3 times the cost of a regular desktop system to do the same work on a tablet....Doh!
  • Huh?

    I trying to wrap my head around the reason the product was photographed on a sidewalk in Slides 4 & 5.

    OK. I get you don't work for an agency hired to do "beauty" shots of products. But a sidewalk? Really?