For some, smart phones and tablets are a godsend, but they don’t like using the on-screen keyboard because they are much smaller than standard (or even laptop-sized) keyboards that they are used to typing on. Fortunately, there are a few options that those unhappy with on-screen keyboards may be able to use:
A stylus can be an affordable way to type more accurately on a smart phone or tablet screen. Many cell phone providers offer styluses for sale, but there are also much more affordable options online at sites like eBay and Amazon. Be sure to read the reviews, but usually these are a fraction of the cost and provide the same job that a more expensive name-brand stylus might do.
Tablets (and some smart phones) can be hooked up to Bluetooth keyboards for typing emails, documents, or just surfing the web. The keyboard can be part of a case or just carried separately. While these can get quite costly (usually $50 and up), it is important to spend the money on one that is high-quality and can stay connected to the device for long periods of time.
Some newer phones still offer actual physical keyboards that users might like more than a touchscreen keyboards. Blackberry phones are still carried by most mobile phone service providers and are well-known for their actual keyboard.
These are just some of the options when it comes to figuring out the best way to type on your smart phone or tablet. If you have other options, please let us know in the comments.
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