If you planned to use the tablet for writing, this idea might have crossed your mind? What about the keyboard case?
And I’m not talking here about the cases, such as ProCase Galaxy Tab Keyboard Case that be set as a low angle stand, thanks to that typing is more convenient.
I’m also not talking about cheap rollable keyboards. I’m talking about keyboards with physical keys that behave the same way as in laptop computers. Below, you’ll find a couple of the best options available on the market, from the original Samsung case to affordable keyboards that can work with any tablet.
Before we move forward, make sure you want the keyboard case. Because there is one thing you might be highly disappointed with. It’s the size of the keyboard.
The keys may have the size of the regular keyboard, but they are close to each other in the keyboard case that’s designed for the 10-inch tablet. They are even closer in the 8-inch tablet case.
It’s not the same experience as writing on a desktop keyboard. The keys are placed differently, and there is not enough space for palm movement. You’ll have to learn how to use the keyboard case with your Samsung Galaxy Tab, that’s for sure.
The other challenge is the stand. The tablet has to be placed where there is a display on the laptop – at the right angle, optimal for typing.
There are a couple of solutions, but you have to forget the flexibility in how you position the screen. Usually, there is one or two fixed angles – set for typing by the desk. You’ll have to exclude the comfort of writing on the sofa.
So, are you still interested in the keyboard case for your Samsung Galaxy Tab? Check out the list and tips below.
Best Samsung Galaxy Tab keyboard cases
Original Samsung Keyboard Case for Galaxy Tab S3 9.7. Let’s start with the most convenient option (and the most expensive one) – the keyboard case that’s designed to seamlessly work with the 2017 Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7.
What’s so special about the original Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Book Cover? It doesn’t connect via Bluetooth, but pogo pin connectors. Thanks to that the tablet’s battery lasts longer and the keyboard itself doesn’t need a separate source of power.
On top of that, the keyboard case comes with a handy loop for S Pen (which is being sold together with Galaxy Tab S3). Early reviews of the keyboard confirm that, despite their small size, the keys have a long pitch, are finger-friendly, and make a pleasant click sound.
In general, Samsung has managed to design the keyboard case that doesn’t add too much bulk to the device and boosts productivity much better than other keyboard cases offered for Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets. But it has its price. ⇢ Samsung – $129.99.
Fintie Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Smart Slim Keyboard Case. This keyboard case, from a popular third-party case producer Fintie, is a good example how most such cases work.
First, the keyboard is embedded into the inner part of the front cover, so the case is, in fact, the way to carry both the keyboard and the tablet. Secondly, this Bluetooth keyboard is detachable – you can take it out of the case and still be able to use.
And the last thing: the case can transform into a stand. Thanks to that you can position the tablet (working now as a display) at the angle that’s suitable for typing.
What I like about this particular case model is that when you remove the keyboard, the case becomes slimmer. It’s thanks to the way the keyboard is fixed in place (magnets and not the frame), and the way the case folds.
Fintie Smart Slim keyboard case is available for the 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A. You can also find similar designs from the same producer for other Galaxy Tabs.
You’ll be amazed by how many color options are at hand: over twenty! Find here Black, Rose Gold (shown above), Executive Blue, Moroccan Love, and more. ⇢ Amazon – $30.99.
Ivso Keyboard Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1. Here is another case for Galaxy Tab A. It represents the majority of available keyboard cases.
The case has a book-style look, thanks to polyurethane material that imitates natural leather. The Bluetooth keyboard is attached on the inside of the front cover and is embedded between two rather thick layers of the faux leather.
Why is the keyboard lowered below the leather? It’s because you don’t want to scratch the tablet’s display when the case is closed.
The keyboard has real keys, just like the ones you have in a laptop. It’s worth mentioning it because you can find many tablet keyboards around that are made from silicone. You don’t want them, do you?
The keyboard needs to be recharged. It takes approximately up to 3 hours to refill its battery. Then you can type for as long as 60 hours. Most probably, it will be the Galaxy Tab to die first.
Ivso Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Bluetooth Keyboard Case comes in six colors: White, Blue, Black, Red (on the picture above), Gold, and Purple. ⇢ Amazon – $31.99.
Bmouo Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 Case with Bluetooth Keyboard. Here is a similar portfolio-style case, but for the smaller, 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A.
Again, the keyboard is sewn into the leather frame that can be attached or detached from the inside of the front cover. On the back of the case, there is a flap that raises the tablet, so that you can look at it when typing on a table.
The case needs to be recharged (3 hours for 60 hours of work) and is available in Black. It’s one of the cheapest available keyboard cases for Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets. ⇢ Amazon – $22.99.
Zagg Universal Bluetooth Keyboard. The problem with keyboard cases made for specific tablets is that they become useless the day you replace the tablet with the new one.
What about the universal keyboard that can be used with any tablet (and smartphone, too) that has Bluetooth? Obviously, you’ll need to buy the case separately, if you want to protect your device.
When I was looking for cases that would fit any of the Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets, this one got my attention. It’s called Zagg, and it’s smart. First, it’s much more ergonomic than other tablet keyboards. It has a curved raised body, just like in keyboards for desktop computers.
Even smarter is the solution for a stand. It’s simply the cover of the keyboard. When you want to use the keyboard, you remove the cover, place in front of you, pull the little shelf out and put the device in there. The shelf can hold devices of various dimensions and depths.
When you finish typing, put the cover back on top of the keyboard. It’ll give protection to the keyboard while you carry it in the bag.
The producer says the rechargeable battery can last up to three months when you use the keyboard for two hours a day. ⇢ Amazon – $29.99.
Nulaxy Business Pro Rechargeable Bluetooth Keyboard. As you see, the biggest challenge when it comes to tablet keyboards is how to set up a stand where the tablet could be placed for typing.
The picture above explains the whole idea of Nulaxy keyboard for Bluetooth-supported tablets. The keyboard has its own Origami-style case that folds to form the support for the device.
The idea makes the keyboard extremely slim. What’s more, if your tablet doesn’t have a separate stand case, you can use Nulaxy as an external stand. Good for watching, for instance.
The keyboard works with most Bluetooth-enabled devices. It doesn’t only include Samsung Galaxy Tabs, but also other Android tablets, as well as iPad and iPhone. There is no info about charging time. You can keep it 60 days on standby, without recharging.
Although this keyboard is made of genuine leather and has a stylish business look, it’s the cheapest option included in this overview – the only one below $20. ⇢ Amazon – $19.99.
Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard. And here is another concept of the universal Bluetooth keyboard that should go well with your Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet, no matter the size and model.
From a trusted producer of computer and tablet accessories, Logitech, comes this smart keyboard that has two distinct functions.
First of all, it’s a multi-device keyboard. It means you can connect it to three devices, for instance, your computer, tablet, or smartphone. You can switch between devices by turning the Easy-Switch dial on the left side of the keyboard.
The other interesting feature is the cradle that holds your smartphone or tablet at just the right angle for you to read while you type. You can even put in the cradle two devices! The idea of making a stand for the device couldn’t be simpler than that!
Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard supports PC and Mac computers, and mobile devices with Android and iOS operating systems. It comes in two colors: you can choose either Black (with accents in lemon color) or White. ⇢ Amazon – $27.99
KuGi Slim Keyboard Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. If the idea of the universal keyboard tablet case doesn’t sound like “that’s it” to you, there is always a way to come back to keyboard cases made for specific models.
This one comes from KuGi and fits Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. Having in mind that Tab S2 and Tab S3 have very similar dimensions, and the tablet is inserted into a flexible faux-leather case, there is a possibility this particular case model will work with the newer-generation top-shelf Samsung Galaxy Tab, as well.
What may not be in place is the position of holes for ports and buttons, so this solution would need to be tested.
The KuGi case for Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 offers a typical 3-in-1 functionality: Bluetooth keyboard + solid case + typing stand. It comes in five colors (including Blue and White). The average review is 4.1/5. ⇢ Amazon – $30.99.
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In case you would want to explore more the available universal tablet keyboards, make sure the one you want to buy has the dimensions that would fit your Samsung Galaxy Tab model.
For your convenience, we’ve listed the sizes of the popular Galaxy Tabs in the table below.
Samsung Galaxy Tab dimensions
Samsung Galaxy Tab A ( height × width × depth )
|Galaxy Tab A 7.0||7.35 × 4.27 × 0.34||187 × 108 × 8.6|
|Galaxy Tab A 8.0||8.20 × 5.43 × 0.29||208 × 140 × 7.4|
|Galaxy Tab A 9.7||9.55 × 6.57 × 0.30||243 × 167 × 7.5|
Samsung Galaxy Tab E ( height × width × depth )
|Galaxy Tab E 8.0||8.35 × 4.96 × 0.35||212 × 126 × 8.9|
|Galaxy Tab E 9.6||9.52 × 5.89 × 0.33||242 × 150 × 8.5|
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 & S2 ( height × width × depth )
|Galaxy Tab S3 9.7||9.34 × 6.65 × 0.24||237 × 169 × 6.1|
|Galaxy Tab S2 9.7||9.34 × 6.65 × 0.22||237 × 169 × 5.6|
|Galaxy Tab S2 8.0||7.82 × 5.31 × 0.22||199 × 135 × 5.6|
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro ( height × width × depth )
|Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4||8.62 × 5.06 × 0.28||219 × 129 × 7.2|
|Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1||9.57 × 6.75 × 0.29||243.1 × 171 × 7.3|
|Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2||11.64 × 8.03 × 0.31||295.6 × 204 × 8.0|
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 ( height × width × depth )
|Galaxy Tab 4 7.0||7.36 × 4.25 × 0.35||187 × 108 × 9.0|
|Galaxy Tab 4 8.0||8.27 × 4.88 × 0.31||210 × 124 × 8.0|
|Galaxy Tab 4 10.1||9.57 × 6.95 × 0.31||243 × 176 × 8.0|
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 ( height × width × depth )
|Galaxy Tab 3 7.0||7.40 × 4.37 × 0.39||188 × 111 × 9.9|
|Galaxy Tab 3 8.0||8.70 × 4.90 × 0.29||210 × 124 × 7.4|
|Galaxy Tab 3 10.1||9.60 × 6.93 × 0.31||243 × 176 × 8.0|
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Where can I buy Samsung Galaxy Tab keyboard cases?
If you’ve reached this point of the article, most probably you haven’t found the right design yet.
Why don’t you check out all available options by browsing the sites below?
Samsung – a list of all keyboard cases and Bluetooth keyboards that are currently available for Samsung tablets. It includes keyboard cover for Galaxy Tab S2, and a keyboard for Galaxy Tab S 10.5.
eBay – checking out eBay is always a good thing to do. First of all, you can find here official Samsung accessories at prices that are less “official.” Most importantly, eBay is a good destination for unbranded, affordable keyboard cases in a variety of colors.
Amazon – a default store for a vast majority of online consumers lists more than 11 thousand results for “Samsung Galaxy Tab keyboard case.” On top of the list, you’ll find the most popular models, with plenty of detailed reviews. Making a decision should be simpler.
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