1byone Bluetooth Keyboard Review: VIDEO
This time around we are looking at the Bluetooth keyboard that costs just below $20 and it is made by a company named 1byone and it can be purchased via Amazon (see the links at the end of this article).
The device comes in a simple packaging and the contents include the Bluetooth keyboard, micro USB cable and instruction manuals.
The keyboard itself is made of quality plastic material and the back of it is made of brushed metal. Also, there are 4 silicone pads to prevent the keyboard from slipping and a little power on/off switch.
On the right side there is a micro USB charging port but you are not going to be using it a lot since the embedded 280mAh battery is said to last up to 4 months in standby mode and up to 90 days of continuous use.Overall, the build quality and the choice of materials are very good, the keys have a great tactile response and the keyboard is very light and portable.
In order to pair the keyboard with the device, you all you have to do is to turn on the keyboard, press FN + C buttons to turn the keyboard into the pairing mode and then connect it to the device of your choice like any other Bluetooth gadget.
As far as functionality goes, the keyboard is compatible with most of the Bluetooth devices. I’ve tested it with the iPad, Android phone, Macbook and Windows computer and it works just fine. There are 3 switch keys and you may want to use them to switch between the operating systems you work on to get the best user experience.
There is no lag between typing and the letters appearing on the screen, the Bluetooth range of 10 meters is good and I didn’t have any connectivity issues. Basically, I have no complaints with this keyboard. Well, I couldn’t test it if the battery can really last you up to 90 days of continuous use but so far I wasn’t able to kill it on a heavy use in two weeks.
Overall, the 1byone Bluetooth keyboard may not be the only one on the market but for $20 you are getting a well built, light and portable keyboard that is compatible with most of the Bluetooth devices.