Kanex Foldable Travel Bluetooth Keyboard for Typing on the Go

Typing on an iPhone or even an iPad is less than ideal, but carrying around a full-size keyboard would be a hassle. The MultiSync Foldable Travel Keyboard ($49.95) from Kanex is a super slim, low-cost Bluetooth keyboard that pairs with both iOS and macOS devices. In fact, it can sync with up to four devices, so you can use it with your iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and iMac, as needed. 

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When folded, it uses magnets to stay shut and it automatically turns on or off. When unfolded, it expands to be larger than the keyboard on a MacBook. It does require using the included microUSB charging cable instead of Lightning,  so that's another cable to remember. 

Pros

  • Super slim
  • Syncs to up to four devices
  • Mac and iOS compatible
  • Folds open to keyboard larger than a MacBook keyboard
  • Magnetic closure

Cons

  • Requires microUSB charging cable (included)

Final Verdict

If you type on iOS devices with any frequency, you will want the Kanex MultiSync Foldable Travel Keyboard. 

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