Most of the time we think about using a bluetooth keyboard with the iPad or Android tablets, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pair your iPhone with a Bluetooth keyboard to speed up data and text entry on the go.
Recently a friend who runs a very mobile business, a party bus service, asked for some keyboards he can use with his iPhone. His goal is to, “be able to type and input data faster.” The great news is that there are a number of keyboards that can pair with the iPhone and meet his needs.
You can get a keyboard designed specifically for the iPhone or iPad, which will come with keys that control iPhone functions, or universal bluetooth keyboards that work with pretty much any bluetooth enabled computer or smartphone.
Apple Wireless Keyboard – $69
The standard Apple Bluetooth keyboard is probably the most popular iPhone portable keyboard to use. This slim Bluetooth keyboard connects to your iPhone without any wires and is small enough to stow in a small bag or to keep in your car.
If you choose this keyboard, you may want to keep an eye on the Wingstand, which looks like an awesome way to keep your iPhone connected to your keyboard while you type.
Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard 6000 – $36
Yes, the Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard 6000 will work with your iPhone and iPad, and best fo all it’s half the price of Apple’s keyboard. In addition to cutting the price, the Microsoft Bluetooth keyboard is curved in order to deliver a more comfortable typing experience.
Keep in mind that this keyboard can’t control the media on your iPhone, like other keyboards might, but at this price you may be willing to make that sacrifice.
HiPPiH iPhone Folding Wireless Keyboard – $99
The HiPPiH iPhone Folding Wireless Keyboard is pretty expensive, but it does fold up into a very small package in order to go wherever you go. If mobility is key, you’ll like that this keyboard can fit in a cargo pants pocket, small bag or a purse.
Folding keyboards are typically a bit less sturdy than other keyboards, and this one is no different according to reviews on Apple.com. That said, it still earns pretty high ratings from users.
Verbatim Foldable iPhone Keyboard – $57
Another interesting foldable keyboard is the Verbatim Bluetooth Foldable keyboard for the iPhone. This keyboard is also compact enough to fit in a purse or pocket and delivers a full set of keys to speed up your typing.
The keyboard has a retractable stand for the iPhone built right into the keyboard so you don’t need to carry anything else when you want to use this keyboard.
ThinkGeek iPhone Case With Flipout Keyboard – $40
The ThinkGeek TK-421 is an iPhone case that includes a swivel out bluetooth keyboard. This keyboard is the smallest in our roundup and delivers a very mobile package. If you are in need of an iPhone keyboard to use while you are standing or very mobile, this would be the one to look at.
Most users will still prefer the larger size of the other bluetooth iPhone keyboards in this roundup.