BTKeyMini full review

The Macally keyboard suffers from the same issues as the Cygnett KeyPad. The physical size of the keys could be a major issue if you don’t have small hands – the ergonomics of keyboards in this class will always be an important part of the debate. The keyboard itself is well built and comes with a protective case that many other keyboards of its type lack.

In use, the keys have good travel but were a bit rattly for our taste. For more extensive emails or note taking, you could use this keyboard for long periods – it just wouldn’t be a great experience.

It is possible to use the keyboard with just your thumbs, but touch typists may find that their accuracy suffers. If you do decide to hold the keyboard in both hands, it’s light and rigid.

The BTKeyMini also boasts an integrated stand: a slot accommodates your iPad in either landscape or portrait orientation. The viewing angle could be a little better, but having a stand and keyboard together is a real bonus for portable working. But the overall package feels a bit too plasticky, with the makers having made no attempt to inject any design flair into their keyboard and stand.

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