Thanks to TT Tech I got its latest Pocket PC keyboard, the T302 SnapNType for the Compaq iPAQ H3800 series, which I've used now for several days. So it was with me on my latest journey to Italy as well as on my couch when I read my eMails and surf the web wireless.
In general, the T302 keyboard is identical with the T301 keyboard for the Compaq iPAQ H3600/3700 series which I've already reviewed last year.
Using the SnapNType keyboard, you can write e-mails, notes and enter data into your iPAQ anytime anywhere! It is small, light and compact allowing you to put it in your pocket. You can use it anywhere you go; whether it be on the street, on a train, in a meeting, at a conference or lecture. The SnapNType is a truly portable keyboard for mobile professionals and students. With its flexible and compact design, no longer you need to find a flat surface before you type.
- Snaps on quickly and easily
- Fits your iPAQ handheld with or without expansion sleeves
- Feature buttons with tactile feedback and sized for quick thumb typing
- DC jack to charge your iPAQ while keyboard is connected
- Auto enable/disable ensuring maximum software compatibility
- Includes primary application and unique FaceBoard button
- No batteries required
- SnapNType keyboard
- Driver disk incl. PDF manual
- Printed quick manual
While the previous version for the H3600 series worked best (only) with jackets only, the H3800 SnapNType version works with or without a jacket now. TT Tech added the same clip-functionality like Compaq used on its cradles which means that it slides back if you attach an iPAQ with a jacket. Because of this, also all jackets works again fine with the keyboard, from the protection jacket to the Wireless Pack but also 3rd party jackets like the Silver Slider fits.
Tapping the keys on the previous version SnapNType was a little bit hard, I didn't recognized a real pressure point and it seems that TT Tech uses a different rubber now. Typing the keys now feels even better than before and entering texts is even faster.
Also included on the driver disk is TT Tech's "FaceBoard", for easy entering of extra symbols and e-mail smiley patterns! This is very useful as it speeds up entering texts. Now you can also configure the Faceboard and ad your own symbols and smileys.
The FaceBoard is also added to the Input options that you can use it also if your SnapNType isn't clipped-on.
The T302 also includes a power jack which lets you charge your iPAQ while you are using the SnapNType without using the normally required power adapter.
|Compared to the previous version (right) the size doesn't changed
||But now the SnapNType works also without a jacket (left)
||Left you see the power-plug which is new at the T302 series
I've used the SnapNType T302 for several days now, specially for creating SMS messages but as well for eMail, MSN Messenger and web and I like it more than the previous version. The keys works better and softer and this is important for a fast input. For sure the SnapNType isn't a foldable keyboard and therefore you are more limited entering log texts but for this quick SMS or Messenger messages it works great and it's always with me right now Also that it allows me to be used together with the charger is a big advantage now which is really necessary for me.
I'm sure, if you use your iPAQ for SMS and Messenger too, you will like the T302 too as it really helps you to enter your texts faster and convenient!
The TT Tech SnapNType is available from different stores in the US, Europe and Asia and costs approximately 39,95 US$
Cheers ~ Arne
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