Most of the latest high-end tablets include a Micro USB port to give greater device flexibility in relation to learning and entertainment. By investing in an adapter it is possible to connect the tablet to a wide range of USB accessories. A practical use for this port is the ability to connect the tablet to a large screen for ease in checking out presentation files for work, watching a movie on the large screen, or to share photos with others.
A tablet hooked up to a wireless Bluetooth keyboard makes it possible to complete a wide range of tasks that are usually left for the desktop computer or laptop. An external keyboard increases the function of the tablet and improves productivity to get things done easily and quicker. They are particularly useful if planning to write a long report or email away from the office. Plus, the keyboards designed for a specific tablet will often include several one-touch shortcut keys to further enhance the use of the device.
The modern tablet doesn’t have the longest battery life and requires a regular recharge to keep going. Batteries are depleted even faster when watching movies or playing fast-paced games. A simple solution to keep the tablet powered up is to invest in an external battery. They have the potential to significantly extend the usage life of the tablet and keep it running for the nearly the entire day.
What can you expect from a mechanical keyboard, as opposed to a membrane type? If you’re like your gaming gear to have a quick response, and what gamer doesn’t? Then you might want to add a mechanical keyboard to your arsenal of computer gear. A mechanical keyboard has a very precise and short keypress. The tactile feedback on whether or not your key has indeed been pressed can be useful in gaming where milliseconds count. It also rewards you with a satisfying mechanical “click” not only tactile but audible. Now, to some, that click can be annoying, esp. while you’re frantically pressing macro keys during an intense moment in your game. However, most people find it quite satisfying, even helpful to their game.
Many gamers never return to membrane type keyboards with their somewhat muddy and silent keys. The quality of membrane keyboards can sometimes be lower since that is why they are made… to save money. One advantage of membrane type keyboards is that they are often more water resistant than mechanical keys. Overall, there is something about even the cheaper mechanical keyboards that make them feel better for gaming in most cases.
On a conventional membrane keyboard, beneath the keys are plastic membranes which connect the circuits linking your key and your keyboard electronics before transmitting out the keypress to your PC. These are very economical to produce and therefore the membrane keyboard has become standard for modern PC gear.
On a mechanical keyboard, each key is directly attached to an electronic switch which instantly transmits the signal as soon as it’s pushed to your machine. This differs from the membrane keyboard, in that it usually requires pushing the key all the way down before it making a complete circuit, then transmits the signal. The mechanical switch requires less distance before the switch is engaged and the signal sent resulting in tangible feedback upon keypress.