It’s pretty easy to find Bluetooth keyboards if you want to a keyboard to type more easily and faster on your phone. They have two small inconveniences however: they need to be paired, and need to be recharged. The first one is not really a problem, but the second can be. If your phone supports NFC, you can now get One2Touch Softpad C1 or S2 wireless keyboard using NFC technology. These do not require pairing, nor charging (but uses CR2025 batteries).
Softpad S1 is similar to C1, expect there’s space in the middle of the keyboard to insert your phone. S1 has recently been (quickly) reviewed by Android Central. To make the keyboard work with your Android smartphone, you’ll need to download the drivers from Google Play, and you’re ready to go.
You can watch the video below for some of the use cases with Softpad C1.
I could not find Softpad C1 for sale, but Softpad S1 is available for $99.99 from Brookstone which ship to the US (for free) and abroad. That’s about 3 times more expensive that some of the Bluetooth keyboards I’ve seen for sale. It’s supposed;y available from some other partners too, in Japan and Norway.
You can find more information, including user’s manuals, on One2Touch website.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.