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Best Keyboard for the Google Nexus 10 Tablet

Updated on October 24, 2014

Best Keyboard for the Google Nexus 10 Tablet

The Google Nexus 10 Tablet is compatible with many different bluetooth keyboards. However, I feel that a good keyboard should feel comfortable to use and it should be very accurate. On this page, I will highlight the best keyboards for use with the Google Nexus 10 tablet.

I took this picture of my Nexus 10 tablet with the HP Touchpad Keyboard. It's a fine full-size bluetooth keyboard. I am also using the Arkon Portable Fold-Up Stand. Altogether this is a pretty lightweight set-up for easy portable tablet computing.

My Setup

Google Samsung Nexus 10 with Keyboard and Stand
Google Samsung Nexus 10 with Keyboard and Stand

This is the Keyboard Pictured Above - HP Touchpad Keyboard - Full Size Keyboard Compatible with the Nexus 10

HP TouchPad Wireless Keyboard
HP TouchPad Wireless Keyboard

I am quite pleased with its design and function. It's lightweight, feels high quality, and consistently works correctly.

This keyboard is about an inch wider than the Nexus 10. There is plenty of space between the keys for easy typing. It runs on AA batteries which power down when not in use. It has a slanted surface which makes it somewhat ergonomic.

All of the numbers and letters work as one would expect. Additionally, most of the function buttons work too. Movies can be controlled with the play/pause, fast forward, and rewind keys. The volume up and down keys work, although not the mute button. However, a long press on the volume down key will mute it.

Composing email in gmail works well. The tab key moves the cursor to the next field and the arrows and return keys work to select from your contacts list.

The arrows can also be used to move around the home screen or scroll down the page in the chrome browser. The power key sleeps and awakes the Nexus 10.

It's easy to pair with Nexus 10. Simply turn the keyboard on, and then go to the bluetooth settings and follow the instructions.

 

This is the Stand I'm Using

Arkon Folding Tablet Stand for iPad Air iPad mini iPad and Android Tablet
Arkon Folding Tablet Stand for iPad Air iPad mini iPad and Android Tablet

This stand folds up for easy storage. It can easily fit into an accessory pocket on a tablet bag. Perfect for traveling. The angle is easily adjustable.

This stand is compatible with many sizes of tablets. Above, you can see how it looks with my Nexus 10. I've also used it with my 7 inch Blackberry Playbook.

 

More Bluetooth Keyboards to Consider

The following keyboards have positive reviews from customers using them with Android tablets.

The Nexus 10 tablet runs Android 4.2, and below are some more high quality keyboards designed to work with Android tablets. I've also included keyboards that aren't specifically for Android, yet still garnish positive reviews from Android users.

Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard for Android - Over 200 Reviews, Highly Recommended

Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Android 3.0+ (Keyboard-and-Stand Combo)
Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Android 3.0+ (Keyboard-and-Stand Combo)

This keyboard comes with a carrying case which doubles as a stand. The stand can display your tablet in landscape or portrait mode.

It features the standard keys as well as keys for controlling music and video.

Bluetooth is supposed to be able to reach up to 30 feet away!

 

Full Size Keyboard with Multi-Touch Trackpad - Designed for Android Tablets with Specific Android Keys

Motorola Wireless Keyboard
Motorola Wireless Keyboard

This motorola bluetooth keyboard has a slide-out touchpad that recognizes multi-touch, so you can use your fingers to zoom in and out and navigate. This eliminates the need to touch your screen while working. Your hands can stay all in the same general area, which should increase speed and productivity. It's a nice alternative to buying a separate android mouse.

 

Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard 6000 - Ergonomic Full Size Bluetooth Keyboard

Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard 6000
Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard 6000

Microsoft made a winner here. This full size keyboard is compatible with Android 3.0+, and it's also pretty cheap. It's flat and curved in a way that many find to be ergonomic. It doesn't fold up or come with a case, but for what it is, it works well. In fact, one reviewer compared it to the Apple Wireless Keyboard and found that it worked just as well, for half the price.

 

What not to buy

If you see an all-in-one case with a built-in keyboard, I'd generally recommend NOT buying it.

Most of these that I've seen on Amazon get bad reviews... the keys just don't work consistently. Who needs that kind of aggravation?!

Do you have a bluetooth keyboard for your Nexus 10? - I'd love to know which ones work - and which to avoid.

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      hotbrain 

      5 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      @anonymous: Looks pretty good... I've never seen it before but there's nothing to make me think that it won't work. If you do try it out, I'd love to hear how it works with the Nexus 10.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I'm thinking about getting this one: Perixx PERIBOARD-805, Bluetooth Folding Keyboard - Wireless Bluetooth 3.0 Technology - Up to 30 Ft Operating Range - Black Foldable Design - 5.70"x3.58"x0.63" Pocket Size - Compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows - Silent X Type Scissor Keys - On/Off Switch. the main reason for wanting to buy this one is that it is small and can fit in your pocket. What's your take on it?

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