I often review bits of tech gear on Daves Travel Pages that I find useful, and so here we have a bluetooth keyboard review on the Periboard-805, which I purchased through Amazon. (I have included a link in this review to the Amazon site, and should you wish to buy one, I will receive a small commission which helps keep this travel blog running).
The reason for buying it, was that instead of taking a laptop with me to the TBEX Dublin 2013 conference, I wanted to take a tablet computer in order to save weight and space in my hand luggage. The problem was, that whilst a tablet computer might be ok to type on from time to time, it's not that great if you are trying to write longer articles and blog posts – hence the need for a bluetooth keyboard.
Bluetooth Keyboard Review
The Periboard-805 has a lithium ion battery (non accessible) which charges with a micro-USB cable. This is quite handy for me, as a lot of my gear uses the same leads, and means that when I am travelling, I don't need to take multiple chargers. Plugging it in made a red light come on, which went off in just over an hour. Although it would have been nice to have a green light to say that the keyboard was charged, or even on, the Periboard-805 doesn't have this feature (possibly to save battery drainage?). It's a little bit annoying as when switching the keyboard off, you never know if it is “really” off or not.
The Periboard-805 Bluetooth Keyboard
Overall, I would give the Periboard-805 in this bluetooth keyboard review an 8/10. If they could sort out the on off lights, and even up the split keyboard it would get a straight 10. It looks like it might be a nice addition to my tech gear when I leave on my next cycling expedition around the world in 2015, but overall, I think a laptop is still better to work on, especially when it comes to photos and writing for hours on end. If you are interested in buying it, please use the link below.