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Anker Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini, iPad 4 / 3 / 2, Galaxy Tab and other Tablets

  • Score : 4.3   (5,323 Customer Reviews)

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  • Product Specification:

    • Transmission Range Up to 10m / 33ft
    • Battery Type 2 AAA Batteries (not included)
    • Product Dimensions 284 x 122 x 6mm / 11.2 x 4.8 x 0.2in
    • Product Weight 9.2oz
    • System Requirements iPad / iPhone 4 & 4S / iPhone 3G & 3GS / iPod Touch / iMac / MacBook
      Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 OS, Mac OS X
      Android 3.0 and above
      Windows Mobile 5.0 and above
      Nokia S60 second edition and above
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Product Description

Tired of tapping at your screen? Sit back and type in added comfort with the Anker® Ultra-Slim Mini Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard.

A break from typos.

Trade in tapping for typing and experience the efficiency of a full keyboard to compliment your touchscreen. Sporting a super-slim profile (0.23in thin) and cord-free, keep the minimalistic, modern-aesthetic workspace - but get your work (or play) done faster.

Comfort is key.

The whisper-quiet, low-profile keys bring a whole new level of comfort to your fingertips. What's more, keep all your most-used functions and media controls closer than ever with our arsenal of Windows-dedicated hot keys.

Powerful perseverance.

Ultra-low power consumption keeps the keyboard going through 700 hours of continuous use. The automatic sleep mode adds even more perseverance - giving you up to half a year between battery changes.

Supports Bluetooth 3.0 and above devices including:

• Apple iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina Display, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini; iPhone 4 & 4S, iPhone 5; iPod Touch
• Bluetooth-enabled PCs or Laptops with Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
• Bluetooth-enabled iMac / Macbooks with Mac OS X 10.2.8 or above (note that some exceptions may apply: we guarantee hassle-free support and easy returns/exchanges)
• Smartphones and tablets with Android 3.0 and above (This keyboard may have compatibility issues with Android 4.3 and 4.4.)
• Windows Mobile 5.0 and above
• Not compatible with Mac mini

Note:

The keyboard will automatically go into power savings mode after 10 minutes of inactivity. Press any key and wait 2-3 seconds to wake the keyboard.

Customer Reviews

KShar
  • Great keyboard, sad it's a little flimsy
  • I really like the way this keyboard feels and sounds as you type. It's very easy to set up. It synced up to my iPad mini with retina display by just turning on the iPad Bluetooth and hitting the "connect" button on the back of the keyboard. I do find, however, that it doesn't always automatically connect when I turn it on, so I have to go into settings often.I had to knock off 2 stars because the tab key broke after a month. I wish this keyboard came with a case to protect it when not in use. I didn't drop it, the key became loose when I put it in a box while moving. A case or sturdier keys would have fixed that.
  • 2015-07-02

Amazon Customer "Julie Gumm, author "Adopt Wi
  • Good feel & feedback from the keys
  • Works well. Good feel & feedback from the keys. Connects fast and easy. High quality & reliable as expected from Anker.
  • 2015-07-02

Pen Name
  • I love Anker products
  • I love Anker products. I wish I had noticed that it wasn't a ten keyboard but it's still a good investment and doesn't blow through batteries.
  • 2015-07-02

Jenny Porter
  • ... for my daughters iPad and she loves it works great and great
  • I bought this for my daughters iPad and she loves it works great and great size
  • 2015-07-01

online learning evangelist
  • Love it
  • The keyboard was easy to set up -- put in batteries and pair it. No hassles. For the price, I don't think it can be beat. It replaced a dead Zagg keyboard and it considerably better, and the layout is much nicer. Top right key is delete. Top left escape to protect the user from accidentally turning off the iPad. I like the touch feeling too.
  • 2015-06-30
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Customer FAQ

Q1.  The wrong characters are coming out when I type. Why is this?
Please make sure that no water or other liquid has gotten inside of the keyboard, and that it has not been subjected to any rough physical treatment, as doing so may cause internal components to be misplaced.
Q2.  My Bluetooth keyboard is experiencing limited coverage. Why is this?
Please make sure that there is no interference from other devices, then try pairing again.
Q3.  Why isn’t my Bluetooth keyboard working?
The Bluetooth keyboard will not work without a Bluetooth HID profile or driver installed. Please make sure that your device is properly equipped.
Q4.  My Bluetooth keyboard keeps disconnecting from my device. Why is this?
Please check that the keyboard still has sufficient power, and that it is not experiencing any interference from other devices, then try pairing again.
Q5.  Why isn’t my Bluetooth keyboard working with my Android-equipped device?
The Bluetooth keyboard is only compatible with Android 3.0 and above. Please upgrade your system if needed.
Q6.  Can I use my Apple keyboard and regular keyboard interchangeably?
Both keyboards may be used, given the keyboard is compatible with your operating system. There are some minor differences with regard to control keys, however, such as the Command key on the Apple keyboard and the Windows key on the regular keyboard. For example, when using a regular keyboard with a Mac, the Command key function will no longer have any use.
Q7.  Why is the Anker keyboard so expensive?
We incorporate top-quality chips and other raw materials into our products to ensure maximum performance. We have strict manufacturing standards and require quality inspection of all of our finished products. All defective goods are sent back for reprocessing, as we believe that higher costs during the manufacturing process result in a better customer experience. Moreover, we have one of the world’s most professional customer service teams standing behind each of our products.
Q8.  How do I know the keyboard is low on power?
The LED on the keyboard will blink red.
Q9.  How do I Print Screen on this keyboard?
For Mac: Command+Shift+3. For Windows: No shortcut available.
Q10.  What might be the cause of my keyboard missing the first keystroke?
This issue may occur when the keyboard is waking from sleep mode. The Bluetooth connection will take 1 or 2 seconds to reconnect and if you type during this time then the keystroke may not be registered. It's advised to hit a key to wake the keyboard first and then begin typing.
Q11.  How long will is take (idle time) for my keyboard to enter sleep mode and how long should it take to wake?
Idle time depends on the batteries' remaining voltage. The lower the voltage the quicker the keyboard will enter sleep mode. On average, idle time is around 10 minutes before the keyboard enters sleep mode. When in sleep mode the keyboard will take at most 2 seconds to reconnect after a key is struck.
Q12.  Do I need drivers for my keyboard to work?
You do not need any keyboard drivers for this keyboard to work. All you need is a Bluetooth connection on the host device.
Q13.  Why is my keyboard disconnecting when in sleep mode and how should I connect it back?
When in sleep mode the keyboard will not be shown as paired with the host device. Hitting any key will reinitialize the previous connection.
Q14.  Is there a shortcut list for Android available?
For an Android shortcut list, please reference by searching "Android Keyboard Shortcuts: All The Hotkeys You Need" on PCWorld website.
Q15.  Why can't I get the keyboard to pair with my device?
a. Turn off both devices (host device and also the Anker keyboard).
b. Turn on Anker keyboard and push the connect button for 3 seconds until you see a flashing blue light.
c. Turn on the host device and turn on Bluetooth.
d. In the Bluetooth devices menu, select Anker keyboard, this will cause the host device to show a 'Pairing Code'. Enter the code using the Anker keyboard then hit return/enter and the keyboard will be paired with your device.

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Latest Post

Power won't stay on

Brand new keyboard.  Put in two new batteries.  Turned on with switch and blue light comes on, but goes off within two seconds.  Tried different brand new batteries and same result.  Please advise.  

Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Jul 1, 2015 at 10:25 PM
Gabrielkbkim

it might be because it is not connected or might be defective 

Please contact support@ianker.com 

Reply Report as spam Jul 2, 2015 at 8:08 AM
ANKER Team
Sorry to hear about this! Please contact our friendly service team at support@ianker.com and they will make this right for you.
Reply Report as spam Jul 3, 2015 at 4:00 AM
Pairs then disconnects

Hi,

My keyboard (model K1280C) will pair with devices, but then disconnects and will not connect again.  The behavior is identical on a windows 7 PC, iPhone 5s and iPad 3.  What should I do?

Thanks,
Matt

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Gabrielkbkim

Quote From m100psi: instruction should tell you how 

Reply Report as spam Jul 2, 2015 at 8:05 AM
Gabrielkbkim

reset the keyboard and remove the keyboard bluetooth connection 

And reconnect them 

Reply Report as spam Jun 20, 2015 at 7:59 PM
ecmv

I'm having the same problem. How do I reset the keyboard? I've tried turning my iPad off, clicked forget device and it still won't reconnect

Reply Report as spam Jun 24, 2015 at 9:33 AM
m100psi

+1 on how do you reset this thing?  If you mean, "Delete the BT connections on the devices, then hold the Connect button on the keyboard until the battery light on the front blinks," then that's what I have been doing.

Thanks,
Matt

Reply Report as spam Jun 28, 2015 at 1:07 PM
Anger key board functions

What keys are use to move curser ? No mouse or trackpad .

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Gabrielkbkim

if you are using tablet YOUR SCREEN!!

or arrow key for moving the bar looking like this-> |

Reply Report as spam Jun 19, 2015 at 9:00 PM
ANKER Team
The cursor can be moved by using the arrow keys. We hope you enjoy the new keyboard!
Reply Report as spam Jun 24, 2015 at 1:30 AM
Ergonomic Bluetooth Keyboard for Mac Air

Good day.

Please advise which Ergonomic Bluetooth Keyboard do Anker have which uses e.g AAA battries, rather than recharge cable.  

As I do lot of travelling.

I would appreciate if you can provide me the various sizes you may have.

Thank you

Woulfe

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ANKER Team
Thanks for taking an interest in our keyboards! At the moment, we offer the following 2 keyboards that match your hopes:

1. Anker Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini, iPad 4 / 3 / 2, Galaxy Tab and other Tablets
http://www.ianker.com/product/98ANSLM78-WBTA

2. Anker Ultra Slim Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows
http://www.ianker.com/product/A7726121
Reply Report as spam Jun 17, 2015 at 12:30 AM
Gabrielkbkim

Recharging is better than changing battery 

Reply Report as spam Jun 17, 2015 at 7:56 PM
Will this work with the current Apple TV

Apple TV can now pair with bluetooth.  will this device work?

Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam May 21, 2015 at 7:43 AM
Gabrielkbkim

Yes it will 

I tested it and it works

 

Reply Report as spam May 21, 2015 at 9:49 AM
Sleep Mode

I have this keyboard and it works well apart from the fact the 'Sleep mode' function doesn't work in the way that is stated in the instructions. When the keyboard sleeps I always have to cycle the power switch in order for it to exit sleep mode. Should it do this or is it defective?

Replies(4) Collapse Report as spam Mar 30, 2015 at 8:53 AM
Rhyno

I have the exact same problem, confirmed on two macbook pros.  10.10+  Doesn't happen with my Apple keyboard, but who wants one of those? ;)

Reply Report as spam Apr 28, 2015 at 11:53 PM
TechToyWizard

Please contact the tech staff at support@ianker.com so they can evaluate the issue and that the proper action. Thanks.

Reply Report as spam Mar 30, 2015 at 10:27 AM
Gabrielkbkim

Contact Support@ianker.com for the issue to be fixed

Reply Report as spam Mar 30, 2015 at 3:47 PM
ANKER Team
Try changing the batteries and pairing it with another device, this will confirm if the issue is with the keyboard.

For further help contact our customer service team at support@ianker.com for further help.
Reply Report as spam Mar 30, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Won't workWith Mac mini?

I have a Mac mini (model ID Macmini 7,1) which has Bluetooth 4.0 & is running the Yosemite OS. Will the K1280 keyboard really not work on this machine & why not?

Roman

 

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ANKER Team
We're not 100% sure, we just know the Mac Mini doesn't like it!
Reply Report as spam Mar 6, 2015 at 1:00 AM
Gabrielkbkim

not sure but give it a try 

Reply Report as spam Mar 30, 2015 at 3:48 PM
100% recommended

Disclaimer: DISCLAIMER: I was supplied a sample for test and evaluation. Nonetheless, my review is fair and all words I'm writing express my honest opinion.
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When I got this keyboard for testing I immediately knew I'd be a happy camper.

It works well with iOS, PC and Mac. The keys are large enough for fingers but not too large to make this a long keyboard. Typing in it is nice and the keyboard is very responsive, even when using key combinations such as shift+Option+arrows.

There' a little button on the back of the keyboard to switch on/off and a place to put the 2 AAA batteries in.  The battery insertion slot great because it makes the keyboard to be higher on the rear part and, therefore, "wrist-friendly" 

On the front side, there is a little blue light that indicates whether the bluetooth is on/of and to activate/deactivate the bluetooth you push Fn+Z. I quite like this as opposed to have control on a number-pad key or as a hidden button as I've seen in some keyboards.

The bluetooth works well (as expected) and connecting it with my devices was very easy. Must confess that it was much easier on iOS and MacOX devices though.  

The instructions are so well thought they eve bring a few tables with the combinations for the various systems (iOS, Android, PC, Mac OS). If you're using iOS there is also a key that leads you the home screen. Cool!

here are minor changes I'd suggest though.

One is related to batteries. Personal preference maybe, but I prefer to have lithium batteries (charged through mini-USB) rather than AAA batteries. The keyboard is made of plastic and though it is very comfortable the plastic-feeling is in there. And finally the keys are a bit noisy when pushed.

Nonetheless, I feel 100% confident in recommending this product if you are looking for a compact, light and responsive keyboard. Love it and for sure it will be my travelling companion.

Overall rate: 5 stars! 

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AndreC

Thank you! It's always a pleasure to test nice devices such as this one (it totally got a place in my backpack!)

 

Quote From Gabrielkbkim:

Reply Report as spam Apr 2, 2015 at 3:21 AM
TechToyWizard

Very details and helpful review. I've compare mine side-by-side to the Apple version (until theirs broke) and the Anker is an excellent value.

Reply Report as spam Mar 3, 2015 at 6:24 PM
ANKER Team
Thanks so much for the kind words.

We do try to offer a selection of keyboards, some with Lithium and some that accept AAA batteries. We'd expect you to get so much lifetime from either battery that hopefully the batteries won't be too much of an annoyance.
Reply Report as spam Mar 3, 2015 at 8:30 PM
Gabrielkbkim

Wow Long 5 Star feedback thanks

Reply Report as spam Mar 30, 2015 at 3:50 PM
Power saving

I just got the keyboard today and realsie that it would not awake from the sleeping mode power saving mode by pressing key. Does that mean that it is faulty. THat case ill just return it.

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TechToyWizard

Returning it is always an option. However you bought it for a reason and if it has the features you want and you otherwise like it, why not take advantage of the customer support that everyone here speaks so highly of? Maybe it's something really simple and Anker can help you keep a keyboard you really want. I own one of these and Ithink it is the best in the price range and I like it a lot better than the one with the Apple name on it. You can reach Anker at support@ianker.com

Reply Report as spam Feb 27, 2015 at 5:51 PM
Chris Chan

im not saying the keyboard is not bad the problem that it wouldnt wake while i am using my mac is very annoying and if anyone can tell me the soultion i would be very happy. 

Reply Report as spam Feb 28, 2015 at 9:51 AM
ANKER Team
We're sorry to say that it may be defective.

Please give our customer service team a shout at support@ianker.com, they'll get you back up and running.
Reply Report as spam Mar 1, 2015 at 9:30 PM
Gabrielkbkim

Contact Support@ianker.com 

They will help you 

 

Reply Report as spam Mar 30, 2015 at 3:51 PM
Connection error bw keyboard to tablet.

As discribed in the title. Keyboard is K1280 and the tablet is Galaxy Tap III Lite

My tablet can detect the keyboard, but they cannot be hooked. When I try it following the instruction, following error message pops:

To pair with:

Anker Bluetooth Keyoard

Type on it:

xxxxxx, then press Return or Enter

 

'xxxxxx' is 6 digits number, which changes in every try. 

Please give me any idea, or I have to return it.

 

Thanks,

Young

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ANKER Team
Type in the code that is displayed on the keyboard and then press Enter.

If this doesn't work then give our customer service team a shout at support@ianker.com, they'll be ready and waiting to help out further.
Reply Report as spam Feb 25, 2015 at 2:00 AM
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