Get A Portable Keyboard To Work With Your PDA

By: Ron Hel-Or

IF you've been around a PDA for more than a few seconds, you understand that this device is a great invention. It has very little disadvantages. But one distinct disadvantage is the fact that it's almost impossible to write more than a few words on the PDA's keyboard. It's too small and completely un comfortable. That why the PDA keyboards were introduced to the market. It's a simple solution. You get yourself a portable, wireless keyboard, sync it with your Palm iPAQ, or whatever PDA you're using and that's it. You now can type all day long like you do on your PC and get all that fed right into your PDA for later use. And the keyboards are not expansive – less than $50 will get you a great wireless keyboard that will serve you well.

There are quite a few keyboard models on the market, and it's best to do a little research before buying. You'll be wise to check a few parameters before you buy yourself a PDA keyboard, to make sure you're choosing the right product.

1.Is it wireless? Most keyboards on today's market are wireless. Sure you can get one with a wire but it makes no sense. Why limit yourself? You'll want to use the keyboard in all kinds of situations, maybe with the PDA tucked down inside your handbag? Go for wireless – the price gap in insignificant.
2.Is it comfortable? Not all keyboards are nice and comfortable, and not all of them are agronomic. If possible, try to use a few keyboards before buying. Choose the one that is the most comfortable for you, even if costs a little more. You'll thank yourself later.
3.Does it allow you to type as fast as you like to? If you chose a keyboard that is comfortable for you, typing fast will be easy.
4.What kind of power source does it need? Most keyboards need a few standard batteries to operate. Make sure your chosen keyboard doesn't need anything exotic.
5.Installation – make sure the installation process is easy. Make sure your version of the PDA and it's Operating System support this keyboard. This sounds trivial but you'll be amazed how many times people over look this.

Getting a portable keyboard will make your life a lot easier that having to get along with out one. In fact, many users claim that buying a $45 keyboard to add to their PDA saved then investing $1200 in buying a new notebook computer. So consider getting that keyboard – you'll never understand how you managed without it.

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