They say that when you point a finger outward, there are four pointing back at yourself. Maybe the real point is that when slothing through an on-screen keyboard, you inevitably wind up neglecting 80 percent of your typing digits. Logitech and Apple respectively offer green and non-green wireless keyboards that are fine for desktops. Scosche's freeKEY is rechargeable, water-resistant and literally the most flexible Bluetooth keyboard out there. And there are others built into tablet stands and covers. But the Verbatim Wireless Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard is the best balance of compactness, solid typing and extra features.
To initiate pairing with your phone or tablet, you depress a tiny "reset-like" button. Once paired, you need only turn on the keyboard, which uses two AAA batteries (included). Honeycomb tablet (Android 3.0) and iPhone/iPad (iOS 4.0 and up) users will enjoy dedicated function, shortcut and 'hot' keys that wake your device; edit text; or instantly launch into your music, browser, email or home screen. Counterintuitively, it has an on-screen keyboard launch button. Not sure why you'd need that, when the keyboard has a good typing feel on either lap or desk. The smaller Shift and Backspace on the right side take a little getting used to. And you may not touch type along the bottom character row. But it does come with two last niceties: A cute little phone stand (don't even bother trying it with a tablet) that slides out of the right half of the keyboard and a handsome, magnetically closing leather carrying case.