Bastron iPad/Tablet Mechanical Keyboard & Mouse
Bastron iPad/Tablet Mechanical Keyboard & Mouse
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If you love using your tablet, but hate typing on it, Bastron has come up with a portable solution. This mechanical keyboard and mouse combo connect to your tablet over wireless 2.4 Ghz or Bluetooth, with no wires necessary Read More
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Batwing
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May 2, 2018
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I *wish* I could enjoy this more, but the only good thing about it is how the keys feel. There are some connection and driver issues (keys getting "stuck" even though they aren't being pressed down, etc.), and because it has no off switch, you can't just reset it when this happens. You also have to use the included screwdriver to open the battery compartment, so you can't pop the batteries out that easily either. I really tried to use it for a while since, again, I love how the keys feel, but it wasn't worth it.
And the mouse was just no good, dropped it immediately. Do not buy this if the mouse is important to you.
May 2, 2018
Jcarchy
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Apr 27, 2018
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I'd like a refund. This product is subpar.
Apr 27, 2018
Psyres
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Apr 24, 2018
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Good typing feel on the blue switches, but lack of important features for portability (on/off switch or protective case, relatively large sized) make it a poor case for a portable keyboard. Keys are also a tad too widely spaced apart. Lack of dedicated arrow and home/end keys makes these better for typing novels than working on spreadsheets or programming.
AA batteries for keyboard, AAA for mouse -I personally do not mind as rechargeables allow me to use these for the longer term (good switches outlast lithiums). I would prefer if it was standardized AA or AAA across both accessories though. Not being able to charge rechargeable batteries directly is a minus, but one that is understood given the additional complexity to guard against people charging alkaline batteries without thinking.
Additional buttons on the mouse seem to be non-programmable, so it is just a lightweight basic wireless mouse that works through the included dongle.
Lack of a comprehensive instruction manual to help the typical consumer troubleshoot and get it to work is a major minus; as the typical consumer, spoilt by designer products, wouldn't spend much time or effort trying to get a non-intuitively designed accessory working.
QC seems to be a hit or miss based on other reviews - the good news is, people aren't paying a limb for a combination of features that aren't easy to find. So it would work as an introduction into the world of mechanical keyboards.
Apr 24, 2018
me0wmix
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Apr 23, 2018
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Switches are good quality, they look and feel like gateron blues. The ability for your mouse and keyboard to share the same bluetooth signal with your device is pretty cool but not the most heavily needed feature (especially since IOS does not support mouse input). Feels hollow but durable, it could probably take a couple drops and be fine.
Major disappointment in a lack of wired options. No way to manually connect the keyboard to a computer, it is bluetooth or nothing. Battery power only too, so you can't charge (or even power) via USB. Connectivity is decent but not perfect, I would get ghost charecters a couple times per use. I have this around as an emergency bluetooth keyboard, but a lack options to connect via USB were an unforseen dealbreaker at time of purchase.
Apr 23, 2018
mark.h
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Apr 20, 2018
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The keys have a nice tactile feel, but it really lacks a lot of the thought that are put into mechanical keyboards. Ultimately this makes it disappointing.
I don't understand why manufacturers still make devices that use AA batteries. The lack of arrow keys make it hard to edit text. If you hit a key it stays on until it automatically shuts off.
Apr 20, 2018
Phuocbd
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Apr 19, 2018
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This worked for a couple of months but then one of the keys broke off. The mouse is definitely useless and that its difficult to connect. I didn’t have any trouble with the Bluetooth connecting, I think that was the best part. I was able to switch from my iPad to my laptop without any problems when I switched it to the different channels. I didn’t have a problem with the tactile feel of the keyboard and I actually like the feel of the switches. But I do have to say that they keyboard is a battery consumer, I would use it with no back light for about a week and then I would have to change out the battery. And this is with light use not even moderate. The instructions says that the keyboard and mouse should connect with the USB 2.4 receiver, but i couldnt‘t get the keyboard to connect with the receiver, only the mouse worked, but even so with the mouse the side buttons was for switching channels when it technically should be used for forward and backward like all other mouse that has the side button functions.
overal its an okay keybaord. Worth the price is a different story though.. not so much.
Apr 19, 2018
Audiopro
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Apr 18, 2018
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I'm sorry to say that thesis one (Bastron Keyboard) of the worst products offered on Massdrop. Plain and simple.., it doesn't work. It will not connect with my bluetooth ( iPads) devices no matter what I do. It's cheaply made and not worth the trouble. Up to now, Massdrop has done pretty well but, IMO, they dropped the ball on this one.
Apr 18, 2018
JacobA
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Apr 18, 2018
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Real middling, the keyboard is ok to use, the mouse is awful. They take different size batteries and the connection is way to complicated. It feels like a good first pass but they have a ton of things to fix before it's good.
Apr 18, 2018
GringoSalado
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Apr 18, 2018
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Worked once, put it away and it was dead the next time I tried using it. Tried new batteries & etc.
Dead dead dead.
Apr 18, 2018
Scout1947
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Apr 18, 2018
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I can’t get it to work. There were no instructions. The tactile feel of the keyboard is terrible... too Long a stroke and keys to widely spaced. The keys are like my 1960 typewriter... except they’re squared. I wold not recommend this keyboard.
Apr 18, 2018
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