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I have a Galaxy Note 4, and sometimes it's nice to be able to do proper typing on it, and saving having to carry a laptop around.

I'd like a Bluetooth keyboard I can carry with me (doesn't have to fit in my pocket, it can stay in my bag).

Requirements:

  • Responsive keyboard. I.e. soft keys aren't going to suit.
  • Full/large sized. I have large hands, and I need to be able to touch type.
  • That said, as small as possible. A standard desktop keyboard sized keyboard isn't going to suit.
  • Numpad, F-keys etc, aren't needed. Just letters, number row, shift, space and enter.
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The Anker® Bluetooth Ultra-Slim Keyboard is a very small, cheap, and light Bluetooth keyboard, and it seems to be a good fit for your needs. It has full sized keys, and retails for 16.00. It also comes in both black and white. You can buy one here.

Another slightly more expensive option is the Jelly Comb Universal Back-lit keyboard. It retails for 20$, has all the same features as the Anker® keyboard, and is backlit. Coincidentally, this keyboard also comes in both white and black. You can buy one here.

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iClever keyboard seems to fit your requirements.

Number row is included. To use with Android you just have to choose Fn + Q.

It is lightweight (0.39lbs =~ 176.9 grams) and tri-folding which makes it perfect for travel (size: 145mm x 95mm x 15mm).

To sum up:

  • compact size
  • keyboard spacing is not cramped
  • aluminum body
  • rubber feet on the bottom (for anti-skid)
  • bluetooth range: 10 meters
  • iOS, Windows and Android compatibility

Cons:

  • size & placement of the backspace button (mentioned in the second review linked below).

Check the review here and here:

I have a few bluetooth keyboards and the iClever Tri-folding Magnetic keyboard is the best for travel. It is the smallest and most compact keyboard I've seen while maintaining a standard keyboard layout (roughly an 11" laptop). The backspace key is too small for my preference so that will take some getting used to. Other than that, this keyboard is everything I want when I travel. The keyboard spacing is not too cramped. It is only an inch less in length compared to my 13" laptop (my main laptop). The keyboard unfolds easily and only when you want it to. Due to the magnets and hinge design, it won't happen on accident. It tucks into itself so it is very easy to pack for travel. The keys themselve have good feedback. There are many shortcut keys that are activated with the typical Fn key (which is full size and appropriately placed, thank goodness). There are no external switches or keys to turn the keyboard on/off or enable sync (which is a great thing. You hit the Fn key and letter C for BT sync shortcut). As soon as you unfold the keyboard, it will turn on and connect to the paired device. My devices found the keyboard immediately and connected reliable throughout my testing.

  • Instead of linking to reviews, try to quote them in your answer to support your argument for why this product is better. – Zizouz212 Oct 10 '15 at 2:47
  • It is a simple product and the review is posted as a video. I will edit my answer to add part of another review. – belford Oct 10 '15 at 7:44
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I don't see a price range (and its a little pricy) but the microsoft universa1 foldable keyboard meets many of your requirements.

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  • Responsive keyboard. I.e. soft keys aren't going to suit.

Its chicklet style, and the same sort of switches as the MS surface typing keyboard. Tested has a mini review that suggests it has a decent amount of travel

  • Full/large sized. I have large hands, and I need to be able to touch type. 80% full sized keys, though there's a split inbetween

  • That said, as small as possible. A standard desktop keyboard sized keyboard isn't going to suit.

Its flat but wide. It should fold up to a pretty small size

  • Numpad, F-keys etc, aren't needed. Just letters, number row, shift, space and enter.

Yup 10keyless

Additional neat stuff?

  • It can pair with more than one device, and is compatible with the big 2 phone OSes, and windows and OS X. Not sure if its linux compatible

  • water resistant

  • BT 4.0 based so you wouldn't need another dongle with many modern devices.

    RRP is ~99usd, tho you might be able to get it for ~70 usd according to tested.

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    That is cool. It folds! Would it be hard to type with that break in the middle? – Rubyjunk Oct 14 '15 at 23:53
  • It really depends. I suspect it would be a small learning curve, but its about the only way to do it. The other keyboard I was thinking of is vaporware – Journeyman Geek Oct 14 '15 at 23:55
  • The OP said that he could fit it in his backpack... So it doesn't need to be tiny, although I can't help but admit that foldable keyboards are awesome ;-) – Rubyjunk Oct 14 '15 at 23:57
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This seems like a really cool product. Projects a laser keyboard and uses infrared to detect where your fingers are. You could actually fit it in your pocket. Only problem is the price, $90, which may be slightly over your price range.

You can buy it here.

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