For me, the only inconvenient part about a tablet can be typing. No matter how many breakthroughs touch screen tech can make, I don't think it will ever be quite as satisfying as a keyboard.
A few attempts have been made to come out with tablet-compatible keyboards. They tend to be pricey, restricted by battery life and usually a little too small for comfort. In the wake of massive Microsoft layoffs, however, the company might just have a winner in its latest product.
It's called the Universal Mobile Keyboard, and it seems like it will come packed in with one important feature: Working with everything. Compatibility issues are no fun, and I know I've received more than one gift for a mobile device that I discovered was incompatible with my gadget.
The Universal Mobile Keyboard works with iOS, Android and Windows Phone operating systems. All you need to connect it to your device is to tether it to your phone, tablet and laptop. From there, opening the keyboard's protective cover automatically turns it on.
It will pair with your devices and works. It's as easy as that. Typing an email with your cellphone can waste a lot of time and leave you open for typos. With this keyboard, you'll be able to write with any one of your devices at any time.
As a lifelong typist with more than 65 words per minute, I might just be buying this gadget on day one.