Bluetooth and Battery
The Logitech PRO Keyboard for Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 has built-in Bluetooth and it's very easy to pair it with the tablet. Turn the keyboard on and it'll go into pairing mode automatically the first time and use your tablet to pair and connect with the keyboard. If your tablet is connected with the keyboard, a key press will wake up the tablet and you can use the keyboard immediately. If you turn off the keyboard at night and turn it back on in the morning, it'll remember the connection and automatically reconnect with the tablet quickly.
Logitech claims 3 months of usage time for the built-in battery and so far we found battery life to be very good. It's a shame that the keyboard's charging port doesn't match the charging port of the tablet. This means you'll need to carry an extra charging cable. The Logitech PRO comes with a short USB 2.0 charging cable.
With the roomy 11.97" expanse on the Logitech PRO keyboard, the touch-typing experience is as good as that of a 12" laptop. Logitech makes excellent tablet keyboards and the Logitech PRO is no exception. The keys have good travel, spacing is perfect and the key surface has a matte texture that prevents your fingertips from slipping. The keyboard has a standard layout with an additional row of multimedia controls, Android specific launcher keys (browser, calendar, music player, multi-tasking and more), as well as Fn keys for most used functions such as cut/paste, Google voice command, search and more. The keyboard also offers four discreet directional keys as well. If you're used to typing on a 12" or 13" notebook keyboard, you should have no learning curve with the Logitech PRO.
Unfortunately for those who often type in the darkness, Logitech's folio style case keyboards don't have backlighting. If you don't need a case, and only need a Bluetooth keyboard, Logitech's K810 Bluetooth keyboard that's designed for Windows, Android and iOS offers great typing experience as well as backlighting. One of the advantages of having the keyboard in a case is that the display is closely positioned near the keyboard so that it can shed some light onto the keyboard, and the shiny keyboard deck on the Logitech Pro helps reflect the display light a bit as well.
The Logitech PRO Keyboard for Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 is one of the few that are currently available for the new Galaxy Pro 12.2" tablets. The keyboard offers excellent typing experience thanks to the ample space, great key travel and standard keyboard layout. The Logitech PRO is also a very solid case that protects the entire tablet for either on your trips or just around the office. As with many Android keyboards, the Logitech PRO offers dedicated media playback controls, app launcher buttons as well as popular function keys. The built-in Bluetooth is very easy to use and the built-in battery offers excellent battery life. Caveats include no backlighting, the tablet holder groove isn't super steady and the keyboard case does add over a pound to your tablet.
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