Accessory maker Brando has launched a new case for the Samsung Galaxy Tab with a Bluetooth keyboard integrated right into the case. At $59, the keyboard case seems like it could be pretty useful… but I kind of have to wonder whether it was actually designed for the Galaxy Tab.
The first thing I noticed is that there’s a Windows key on the bottom left side of the keyboard… which seems kind of pointless for a tablet that doesn’t run Windows. I wonder what pressing this button does.
Also — why are there two shift keys… on the same side of the case?
Like the keyboard cases we’ve seen for the Apple iPad, there are some special Fn keys for controlling media playback and other functions. You can also apparently trigger Back, Home, Search, and Menu functions by holding down the Fn key plus special function keys — but these keys are scattered all over the keyboard. Why is the Home key right next to the Fn key, while the Back and Menu keys are in the top row? And why isn’t the Search key anywhere near any of the others?
The whole thing seems like someone took an off-the-shelf keyboard case and tried to slap a few Android function keys on top and then relabel it as a Samsung Galaxy Tab case. Color me unimpressed.