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Portable Roll-Up wireless & waterproof keyboard – easy to use at any place

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These days most of us have a smartphone or a touchscreen tablet that can be used to write documents and send emails. The problem is that the virtual keyboards on the touchscreen displays make typing slow and error-prone. With this hands-on Scosche FreeKEY Roll-up Wireless Keyboard Review, we’ll see if there is a solution to this problem.

Scosche sent us a sample of their FreeKEY Bluetooth flexible keyboard to review, and we took it into the Geekoplex labs to test it out. According to Scosche, it works with the iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones, laptop computers, and other devices. We tried it with a Windows PC, iPhone 4, and Apple iPad, and it worked flawlessly with all of them.

Syncing with each of these devices was super easy. Just go into the Control Panel/Settings where you add a Bluetooth device on your computer/phone/tablet and then click the “connect” button on the FreeKEY. On your screen you should see the keyboard appear as a new Bluetooth device that you need to pair. You will be given a numeric code, which you enter onto the FreeKey, and then you are all set—you are securely paired and can start using the FreeKey as your keyboard.

The high quality silicone construction, which makes this keyboard flexible, roll-able and uber-portable, is also naturally water resistant. I wouldn’t be surprised if you could spill anything from coffee to a milkshake on it, and then just clean it off under water and have it as good as new. (Although I didn’t actually test this!)

Besides the portability, this Bluetooth keyboard is also very usable because of the excellent battery life. It can be used for up to 60 hours on a charge or last for up to 30 days of standby time. When it comes time for a recharge, just plug it into a USB port. It even comes with a compact retractable USB cable that you can easily keep on hand.

Scosche claims a wireless range of up to 30 feet. On many Bluetooth devices I have tested, the range is much smaller than 30 feet. However, I was surprised that when I took the FreeKey over 20 feet from my laptop, the keypresses were still registering. It works, but I’m not sure it’s a big benefit as I just don’t know when I would ever need to type from 20 feet away.

  • Wirelessly type on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, tablet, smartphone and more
  • Rugged high quality silicone material repels dust and liquids
  • Up to 60 hour battery life
  • Up to 30 days standby time
  • Up to 30 ft of wireless range
  • Supported OS: Mac OS, iOS, Android*, Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista & 7

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