Rated 1 out of5 byTempestDash fromBizarre key layout renders this virtually uselessThere are two parts to this product: A case and a keyboard.First, the good: The case fits snugly on the Dell Venue 8 Pro and feels good in the hand. The cover is magnetic (though doesn't hold to the screen very well) and folds around to create a stand using the flap from the stylus holder. Not the most sturdy, but it will generally stay put on your lap as well as any other tablet stand. The stylus holder appears to be an afterthought, and is awkward to use (the stylus is very snug inside, to the point of concern) and to hold as it's sticking out the back of the case awkwardly, meaning there is no way to lay the tablet flat. It is durable, though, and if this was perhaps $25 instead of $100 it would be a steal. Unfortunately, it comes with a keyboard.The bad: The keyboard sticks magnetically to the front of the case the same way the cover flap sticks to the front of the tablet. This is not a secure hold. The keyboard will fall off frequently. Do not trust it.But really, that's irrelevant because... well, LOOK at the picture of the keyboard. Notice how one of the keys on the HOME ROW is made half as big. Also, notice that the question mark not anywhere near where it should be. The same goes for the single and double quotation marks. I could MAYBE excuse the question mark, but the single quote? Does nobody use contractions at Dell?These punctuation changes are insane because they make it useless for writing a sentence, which means you'll never reach speed at typing, even accounting for the reduced size of the keys due to the form factor. I can't believe this keyboard made it out of QA. Did anyone even use it? I'm very frustrated by this thing.At $100, nobody should buy this. Nobody.
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 4 out of5 byWParson fromSolid keyboardYes this comes with a case for a venue 8 but if you are looking for a compact Bluetooth keyboard this is a steal at $30. The layout is normal for a compact keyboard, the key feel is good, and there is an on/off switch to save power. The only negative thing I can say about this keyboard is that it takes button cell batteries. It would be nice if it were rechargeable or took a more common battery.