The Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio is the first official accessory available for Google’s new tablet. It’s also more than likely going to be the most expensive. At $129, this Bluetooth-connected keyboard-case-combo is going to be tough for most to justify buying without any knowledge of its capabilities, quality, etc., so we went ahead and took the plunge for you, just like we do with almost all of the important Nexus accessories.
To kick off our coverage of the Keyboard Folio, we wanted to first put together an overview/first look and tour of the device, so that we are all on the same page and know exactly what we are dealing with here. This is also a chance for us to share initial impressions, many of which tend to stick through to the end of a review cycle. (more…)
Look! The HTC Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio is finally available for purchase on Google Play! At $129, it certainly isn’t cheap, but it does attach magnetically and wirelessly to your tablet, so that its mechanical keys can let you “type with confidence.” It also lasts for up to five months on a single charge, which is kind of neat, and it should offer some sort of screen protection.
But dat price doe.
Any takers? We ordered one, as we almost always do with Nexus accessories, so we’ll report back shortly with our thoughts. (more…)
Add Swiftkey to the list of players participating in this year’s Black Friday weekend. Starting today at 9AM Pacific, the popular keyboard that recently received a major performance improving update, will see discounts in its theme store by up to 66% for US consumers, which means a drop for all themes from $2.99 to $0.99.
You will find packs like the Premier pack (10 themes), Minimal pack (5 themes), and the newly introduced Material pack (5 themes) all a part of the weekend deals.
If you are outside of the US, Swiftkey is also discounting theme packs by 50% for a limited time. (more…)
An update is rolling out to SwiftKey users this morning, bringing improved performance, as well as new language support. As for what’s so different in the performance department, users will see the keyboard appear quicker, disappear quicker, and a more responsive typing experience.
And languages? Well, there are 12 new ones, including Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali, and Sinhala.
Full changelog can be viewed below. (more…)
SwiftKey users can head on into the SwiftKey Store this morning and grab the latest theme pack available. Inside, you will find a treasure trove of Material Design themes, including various colors for both Light and Dark themes. (more…)
Users of SwiftKey, the extremely popular third party keyboard, can apply newly updated themes inspired by Google’s latest Android release, Lollipop. Material Dark and Material Light are the first two in a promised series of Material Design-inspired skins. (more…)
An unlikely company is testing the waters of Android Wear app development, and quite surprisingly, their work is actually pretty cool. Microsoft has released an experimental keyboard application for Google’s smartwatch platform, one which focuses entirely on handwriting. (more…)
Murmurings of a keyboard case for the upcoming HTC-made Nexus 9 may have finally come to bear, as photos of what seem to be the accessory, emerged online following certification by the NCC (the Taiwanese equivalent of the FCC). (more…)