Pros: fast entry, easy to use, lightweight to carry
Cons: wish it had a usb slot for charging as I go thru a lot of batteries
For a speed / touch typist, this keyboard is a God-Send! I can carry it and compose emails, notes, enter contacts, etc. with ease while Im sitting in a doctors office or in a class or on the airplane.
I realize most have gotten use to using their thumbs but Ive been a trained typist for almost 50 years and just cant get used to looking at the keyboard. My nails tend to slip off the keys and if you grow them longer for the holidays, they really make typing a challenge.
This mini-keyboard is a head-turner ... even guys will stop and ask me about it.
Sharlene in Atlanta
User: Dave Jarosiewicz, Nov 26, 2009
Glad I bought it. Of the many uses, its great to be on my laptop and have my storm hooked up and be able to navigate through all my music and still be able to get any calls textsemails,without exiting out of the program Im in on the lap. It responds great to all the apps that I want to get into and works flawlessly. A great portable keyboard to have, setup was very easy.
Love it, simple to use, great battery life, Couldnt be happier
Have been using this for almost 8 months now on my Storm. Have had no major issues. At first i couldnt get it to connect to my BB, but i just went to the "troubleshooting" section and did the one thing it had listed and it paired immediately. Now it pairs fine everytime on the first try. No issues, i dont think the low rating reviewers tried this or they would have been fine. Dont be scared by their reviews, honest.
Gets amazing battery life, only changed batteries once since i got it and i have it paired for 8 hours a night every night, using it for like 3-5 hours of typing. Slight lag sometimes when typing, but always catches up fast.
My only gripes are the placement of the ? key. Odd spot. And the repeat rate setting and delay setting. I had the keyboard freak out on me at first thinking i hit any key like 90 times. If you hit Shift backspace it would try to delete my contacts in IM+, and the keyboard would keep hitting ok, though i was pushing No on the screen. Had to turn off keyboard and set Repeat Rate to 1 and Repeat Delay to 100. Been fine ever since. Just dont change those settings from there. Can still type wicked fast. I love it. Makes typing on a Storm a true breeze.
Overall great keyboard and well worth its price. I couldnt part with this if i tried. So dont be scared of low reviews, no offense to them but i dont think they knew what they were doing.
Freedom Universal Bluetooth Keyboard for BlackBerry Storm 9530
User: George Vandervort, May 26, 2009
Pros: easy to install and Setup Works great
Cons: Instruction manual Small Font print
Quick Delivery and Worked first time Right out of the Box..
easy to setup and Keyboard large enough to fit my Fat Fingers grin
Im Glad I bought it..
User: Chris C, Apr 12, 2009
Pros: Ease of use, OTA Driver DL
Cons: Weird "?" placement
Reading the other reviews, I was a bit scared to buy this...but I took the plunge anyways and all I can say is that Im glad I did!
Ive had absolutely no connectivity issues with this device on my Storm. There is a very slight delay when typing, but it is easy to get used to.
The only con is that they placed the question mark on the wrong side of the left shift key...I have no idea what the reasoning on that was!