Summary: Others have fully covered the pro's of this keyboard, and those reviews are accurate. The major CON for me is the lack of a locking mechanism, meaning that the keyboard will semi-fold unless used on a solid, flat surface, not so good for travel use.
It is NOT Bluetooth despite showing up in search results for Bluetooth.
eDave "eDave", Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I am extraordinarily displeased with this product because it was ordered from the results of a search for at BLUETOOTH folding keyboard. IT IS NOT BLUETOOTH. It requires USB to function. There is no reason that this product should ever have appeared alongside other Bluetooth folding keyboards.
Summary: I'm giving this two stars instead of one because technically it was my fault it broke... This would have been a great item but: 1. The keyboard only stays folded in the accompanying sleeve. The latches do not work. 2. When I opened the keyboard for the first time the clips/pins broke. 3. Due to #2 the keyboard will always have a 1 inch separation in a quite awkward place. This also causes the "p" key to be pressed continuously.
Mark A. Biernbaum "Researcher and Psychologist", Amazon
11 September 2013
Summary: This is a reliable working keyboard - that is ENORMOUS!!!! I'm working with a tablet, so the last thing I wanted was something this big, so I returned it. However, I did test it first and it is a really excellent keyboard with great, normal placement of all keys. If replacing the keyboard on a desktop system, this would be my first choice.
Summary: I ORDERED THIS KEYBOARD BECAUSE IT SAYS IT IS BLUETOOTH. MAYBE I'M MISSING SOMETHING, BUT I WOULD HAVE ASSUMED THAT MEANT IT WOULD CONNECT TO MY IPAD VIA BLUE TOOTH. NOT THE CASE. IT'S GOING BACK, AS IPADS HAVE NO USB PORT.
Summary: The folding keyboard is ideal for transporting in a backpack or briefcase. Keystroke functions take some getting used to. I've purchased two Matias keyboards. The cable port or receptacle on the first broke loose and on the second it was pushed back into the keyboard body when trying to insert the mini USB connection. The first keyboard failed within a year and the second one within the first week of use.
good product though it is not clear in the advertising that it can be used with a non apple /Mac pc
eddy of Canberra, Amazon
8 June 2013
Summary: does what it is meant to do as a folding travelers keyboard. Some keys are in non conventional locations making it hard for a true touch typist to keep their speed up. It would be nice if the keyboard incorporated a USB hub so that a corded mouse could be attached to the PC via the keyboard. Lap tops often do not have enough USB so the keyboard and a mouse under the present configuration would use up all of the USB outlets on my laptop.
Summary: I have been using the Matias folding keyboard for at least 6 years for my personal PC and my laptop at work. I am one of those people that does not like to use the keyboard or mouse that comes standard on a laptop; just too small. I spend considerable time traveling at work and you just can't easily get a regular keyboard to fit in a laptop case. I tried several other external keyboards before I found the Matias folding keyboard.