To make a keyboard small, there has to be some tradeoffs such as smaller keys, omitting keys, etc. The Ultra Slim is an example of making too many sacrifices in the name of portability. I won’t waste too much of your time, except to say, avoid it at all costs. There’s almost nothing good I can say about this product. That’s not 100% true, as one redeeming feature of the keyboard is that it pairs very easily over Bluetooth, and it charges via USB. Other than that, it’s just a horrible typing experience, that doesn’t feel like a real typist ever put their hands to it during testing.
What makes me say this? First off, there’s the overall size, which is just too small. There’s portable, and then there’s ridiculously small – and guess what this keyboard is? In a attempt to squeeze a useable keyboard into the Ultra Slim’s 8″ frame, they’ve shrunk every key down and left almost no spacing between them, which means you’ll frequently hit the wrong key. While there are some, theoretically, useful extra keys here, such as the media player and the iOS “Home” button, good luck ever hitting them on the first try. As with the Mobile Bluetooth Keyboard, very odd key size sacrifices were made, with the Shift key suffering the size-chopping first.
I really cannot imagine a fast typist, unless they have baby-sized hands, being able to type with this keyboard at any useful speed. Even two-finger typists will have issues with their fingers slipping right off the keys and into another key, making a horrible mess of things.
In my typing tests, the Ultra Slim slaughtered my typing speeds, bringing me down to a saddening 15 Words Per Minute at 100% accuracy. There’s just no way to type quickly on this keyboard, as your fingers will get tangled up with one another – it’s as if you’re playing “Typing Twister” when using this keyboard.
It’s hard to find a reason to recommend this keyboard, when there are so many better options out there. I’ll give this 1 point, simply for the fact that the Bluetooth pairing is simple, and it has a built in, USB-rechargeable, battery.
And one last “insult” to the consumer…the keyboard doesn’t easily fit into the provided neoprene sleeve.
Final Score: 1/5