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Android tablet - can you add an external keyboard?


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#1 tintoela

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:23 AM

Hi,  I have an android table I bought from Kmart - audiosonic brand and I am wanting to get a case with a keyboard.  Just wondering if anyone has successfully added a keyboard to their android tablet?  The ones I am looking at have a USB connection.  My tablet has both a mini usb port and a normal size USB port - would it matter which port I used?

Here is what I am looking at -

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10-Leather-Case...372288144277609



I just don't want to buy it and then find it doesn't work on my tablet.  Should it just plug in and work or will I have to load drivers or something?


Any help appreciated.




#2 lozoodle

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:38 AM

You could probably get a bluetooth keyboard or something?

I know I have a separate keyboard for my ipad which is bluetooth, I actually bought it at Aldi of all places. Love it.

#3 toosenuf

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:38 AM

i brought a samsung galaxy tab2 the other day, the next day i brought a Kensington keyboard that looks very similiar to your one on ebay, the kensington connects via bluetooth.  It was just under $100 from D8ckSmith, there was also a Belkin but it was about $20 dearer.

#4 joykey

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

I use a full size Bluetooth keyboard with my Android tablet, works like a charm, as does the Bluetooth mouse it comes with.  I bought them for my laptop when its keyboard died, but it works just as well with the tablet.

#5 tintoela

Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

thanks for your replies.  I have contacted the ebay seller and he says that the case i was looking at is not compatible with my tablet so I will go and have a look at some bluetooth keyboard options.



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