I just recently got my hands on the new Samsung Galaxy S8+ and I’ve gotta tell you guys, it’s fantastic. Worth every penny! I will likely blog some more, and probably make a short review video about the device soon. But right now, I wanted to write a post about an awesome accessory that Samsung has made for the S8 and S8+ devices: a detachable Keyboard Cover!
The keyboard cover heralds back to the days of Blackberry devices where hardware keyboards were a fixture of their brand. Samsung did a very nice job with this accessory! The cover itself attaches easily to the phone, allowing a screen protector to also exist on the front. It also recesses the camera a bit, which I like because it should reduce accidental scratching and fingerprints of the camera. The fingerprint and biometric sensors are also recessed though… not sure how that will affect usage yet.
Text input is so much easier and faster with the keyboard! It feels pretty good, too. Covered in a soft feeling plastic, with keys that give solid tactile feedback. They do make a popping noise as you type. This might be annoying to people around you in quiet environments.
Perhaps the best part is the excellent software integration that Samsung has done. You literally snap the keyboard on the front and the phone instantly adapts to the fact that it is there. The screen shrinks, and the on-screen keyboard is disabled all automatically. And there’s no battery or wireless connections to worry about! The keyboard just works. Samsung’s included manual is fairly spartan by way of any instructions, but after you try the keyboard out for a minute, you’ll understand why!
If you’re ready to pick up this awesome accessory for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, head on over to Amazon where you can grab one for $60. (It’s worth it guys, seriously!) Just make sure you buy the right model or else you’ll be disappointed when it doesn’t fit…
For the S8:
For the S8+ (S8 Plus):
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