Pros: Lightweight, small footprint.
Cons: Small keys can be hard for those with large fingers.
Bottom line: Good traveling keyboard for multiple Bluetooth devices
The diminutive $45 AVS Gear Zippy BT-500 Bluetooth Keyboard is an unobtrusive traveling companion aimed at smartphone and tablet users. Due to its small size, itâ€™s not the best choice for long-term typing. While the 82 keys are packed tightly into an 8.9-by-3.9-inch footprint, the typing experience is better than one might expect. At just under an inch thick and weighing just two thirds of a pound, the Zippy BT-500 barely makes a bulge in a suitcase.
All 12 function keys are present and, like the larger AVS Gear BT-637, the unit can pair with up to six Bluetooth devices. Touch typing was easy, but since youâ€™ll need to adjust your posture slightly to get your hands in the right position, you may not be comfortable typing long documents but you should be able to get through a dayâ€™s worth of meeting or classes. AVS Gear keyboards are also marketed under the Noah Company brand.