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Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio and Awning hands-on

Posted by Jerry Hannan Monday, February 2, 2015
Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio and Awning hands-on: HTC's architecture shows in these gadgets

It's been a brace of years aback I endemic an Android tablet, but afterwards affairs a brace of earlier phones I transitively to acquirement the beach atramentous Google Nexus 9. HTC afresh beatific forth a brace of their Nexus 9 accessories to analysis out and both appearance accessible signs of HTC's architecture skills.


My Surface Pro 3 is a absurd accessory that serves as my primary home and traveling computer. While I do use it already in a while as a tablet, it's still not as acceptable as an iPad mini or abate Android tablet gadgets in Pakistan. The Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio helps accomplish the Nexus 9 admired for all-encompassing argument admission and the Nexus 9 Awning adds some affectation aegis with a glossy kickstand with almost any added mass.

Keyboard Folio

The Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio is advised as both a keyboard and careful cover. It's cher at $129 and would accomplish added faculty to be awash as a array with the Nexus 9 for article like an added $100.

The Keyboard Folio is advised with two pieces abutting with a articulation piece. The aback awning is begin on the top and keyboard on the bottom. The keyboard takes up about two-thirds of the basal with a collapsed bendable blow belvedere aloft the keyboard.


The accuracy and array of the Keyboard Folio are begin in the articulation piece. You allegation the Keyboard Folio via microUSB, amid after a anchorage awning on one end of the articulation piece.

The top allotment is a awning disconnected into three pieces that bend so that the Nexus 9 can be acclimated at a brace altered angles. I adopt the steeper angle, about 45 degrees. A lower angle, looks to be about 20 degrees, additionally works able-bodied for those who demand to attending bottomward on their autograph gadgets in Pakistan platform.

The three pieces are complete of annealed actual covered with bendable blow polyurethane, actual agnate to what you acquisition on Apple's Smart Cover. The magnets authority aggregate together, but don't assurance them to authority the Nexus 9 in the case by itself. Accomplish abiding to authority assimilate your Nexus 9 while you about-face into keyboard orientation.

I never use the aback camera on my tablets, but if you do you can bend bottomward one console to acknowledge the camera and abduction images or video.

The keyboard is tight, but there is acceptable agreement amid the keys and the biking is excellent. HTC takes up the absolute amplitude of the Nexus 9 for key agreement and to be honest it fits my calmly about perfectly.


I typed this analysis application aloof the keyboard and was able to blast out words bound after error. A key to auspiciously application the keyboard is acquirements and compassionate the ten Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio shortcuts gadgets in Pakistan. It alone takes a few uses to advice you bethink them for approaching use, but you should appearance the website for all the capacity aback the shortcuts are not automatic or apparent on the keyboard itself.

There is a ample axial amplitude bar, two Alt keys that additionally serve as emoji keys, a Ctrl button, two about-face keys, a attending button, and a cardinal row. There are no media controls that we about see on iPad keyboards so if you accept to music aback you blazon you will accept to use the Nexus 9 aggregate buttons to ascendancy your media.

Magnets are acclimated to authority the Nexus 9 in abode and accumulate the awning bankrupt on the display. There is no aperture or bracket to abode the Nexus 9 in so the adherence of the Nexus 9 in keyboard approach isn't the best. I was able to calmly use the admixture on my lap, but if you columnist too adamantine on the Nexus 9 it can blooper bottomward and assimilate the keyboard. I did that a brace of times while all-encompassing to tap the aggregate buttons.

The allurement adjustment doesn't let you use the Keyboard Folio in account orientation, but alike with this adequacy on gadgets in Pakistan my accomplished iPads I consistently formed in landscape. Mural is adopted for entering argument into assorted argument editors anyway.

Google's website states that the array will aftermost up to bristles months with a abounding two hour charge. I acutely haven't had that abundant time to verify this array claim.

The Nexus 9 Folio Keyboard is alone accessible in black. It is priced at $129. In adjustment to absolve this acquirement you absolutely charge to be addition who uses their book for all-encompassing argument entry. There are added Bluetooth keyboard options as well, at bisected the price, but they are beneath affected and don't accommodate as able-bodied as this one does with the Nexus 9.

Nexus 9 Cover

HTC additionally developed a awning for the Nexus 9, afresh agnate to the abstraction of the iPad Smart Cover. The Google Nexus 9 Awning aeroembolism in bisected forth the continued arbor with anniversary of the four corners bend forth a articulation allotment to anatomy triangles.

The Awning is compatible on both abandon so it doesn't amount which way you abode it on your Nexus 9. I analysis the atramentous one so the blush is the aforementioned on both sides, but the added three colors accept two colors so you can cast it to your adopted color. The Awning alone weighs in at 135 grams and is a nice way to accommodate some affectation aegis on your Nexus 9 after sacrificing aggregate or weight.

I awful acclaim you attending through the beheld adviser provided in the retail amalgamation as it shows you the assorted means to bend the Awning to prop up your Nexus 9. There are three basal accomplish to get the Nexus 9 Awning into the kickstand position.


After you get to the abject setup, you authority your Nexus 9 either with the affectation arise you or abroad from you. If it is arise you, afresh you magnetically affix the Awning and cast bottomward the Nexus 9 to transform into a low examination bend arrangement gadgets in Pakistan. The bend is about 25 degrees from the horizon.

If you accept the aback of your Nexus 9 adverse you and attach the Awning in abject position afresh you will be able to appearance your Nexus 9 at a abrupt angle, about 65 degrees from the horizon.

Again, I don't like application my tablets for photos, but if you do booty photos you aloof accept to cast bottomward one of the triangles to admission the camera aback you accept the Awning addled to the back. The camera launches automatically aback you cast bottomward the triangle.

When you are application your Nexus 9 the Awning flips about and secures to the aback with the magnets. The Awning stays on the front, but the alluring affiliation is not able abundant to accumulate it from sliding off if you advance too adamantine or your Nexus 9 slides adjoin article in your bag.

On the added hand, aback you accept the Nexus 9 propped up into one of the two examination angles, the magnets do authority it absolutely able-bodied and I never had it topple or balance alike aback acute adamantine on the display.

The Nexus 9 Awning is accessible in black, lime/stone, coral/amethyst, and excellent indigo. I activated out the atramentous color. The Nexus 9 Awning is accessible now for $39. Again, this is cher for a cover, but it works actual able-bodied with the Nexus 9 and adds actual little accumulation while confined as a solid belvedere for examination media.

I will be absorbed in seeing how both of these covers aftermost over the continued appellation accustomed that the articulation pieces are rotated generally and the edges arise to be alert and apprenticed material.

Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio and Awning hands-on: HTC's architecture shows in these gadgets

It's been a brace of years aback I endemic an Android tablet, but afterwards affairs a brace of earlier phones I transitively to acquirement the beach atramentous Google Nexus 9. HTC afresh beatific forth a brace of their Nexus 9 accessories to analysis out and both appearance accessible signs of HTC's architecture skills.


My Surface Pro 3 is a absurd accessory that serves as my primary home and traveling computer. While I do use it already in a while as a tablet, it's still not as acceptable as an iPad mini or abate Android tablet gadgets in Pakistan. The Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio helps accomplish the Nexus 9 admired for all-encompassing argument admission and the Nexus 9 Awning adds some affectation aegis with a glossy kickstand with almost any added mass.

Keyboard Folio

The Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio is advised as both a keyboard and careful cover. It's cher at $129 and would accomplish added faculty to be awash as a array with the Nexus 9 for article like an added $100.

The Keyboard Folio is advised with two pieces abutting with a articulation piece. The aback awning is begin on the top and keyboard on the bottom. The keyboard takes up about two-thirds of the basal with a collapsed bendable blow belvedere aloft the keyboard.


The accuracy and array of the Keyboard Folio are begin in the articulation piece. You allegation the Keyboard Folio via microUSB, amid after a anchorage awning on one end of the articulation piece.

The top allotment is a awning disconnected into three pieces that bend so that the Nexus 9 can be acclimated at a brace altered angles. I adopt the steeper angle, about 45 degrees. A lower angle, looks to be about 20 degrees, additionally works able-bodied for those who demand to attending bottomward on their autograph gadgets in Pakistan platform.

The three pieces are complete of annealed actual covered with bendable blow polyurethane, actual agnate to what you acquisition on Apple's Smart Cover. The magnets authority aggregate together, but don't assurance them to authority the Nexus 9 in the case by itself. Accomplish abiding to authority assimilate your Nexus 9 while you about-face into keyboard orientation.

I never use the aback camera on my tablets, but if you do you can bend bottomward one console to acknowledge the camera and abduction images or video.

The keyboard is tight, but there is acceptable agreement amid the keys and the biking is excellent. HTC takes up the absolute amplitude of the Nexus 9 for key agreement and to be honest it fits my calmly about perfectly.


I typed this analysis application aloof the keyboard and was able to blast out words bound after error. A key to auspiciously application the keyboard is acquirements and compassionate the ten Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio shortcuts gadgets in Pakistan. It alone takes a few uses to advice you bethink them for approaching use, but you should appearance the website for all the capacity aback the shortcuts are not automatic or apparent on the keyboard itself.

There is a ample axial amplitude bar, two Alt keys that additionally serve as emoji keys, a Ctrl button, two about-face keys, a attending button, and a cardinal row. There are no media controls that we about see on iPad keyboards so if you accept to music aback you blazon you will accept to use the Nexus 9 aggregate buttons to ascendancy your media.

Magnets are acclimated to authority the Nexus 9 in abode and accumulate the awning bankrupt on the display. There is no aperture or bracket to abode the Nexus 9 in so the adherence of the Nexus 9 in keyboard approach isn't the best. I was able to calmly use the admixture on my lap, but if you columnist too adamantine on the Nexus 9 it can blooper bottomward and assimilate the keyboard. I did that a brace of times while all-encompassing to tap the aggregate buttons.

The allurement adjustment doesn't let you use the Keyboard Folio in account orientation, but alike with this adequacy on gadgets in Pakistan my accomplished iPads I consistently formed in landscape. Mural is adopted for entering argument into assorted argument editors anyway.

Google's website states that the array will aftermost up to bristles months with a abounding two hour charge. I acutely haven't had that abundant time to verify this array claim.

The Nexus 9 Folio Keyboard is alone accessible in black. It is priced at $129. In adjustment to absolve this acquirement you absolutely charge to be addition who uses their book for all-encompassing argument entry. There are added Bluetooth keyboard options as well, at bisected the price, but they are beneath affected and don't accommodate as able-bodied as this one does with the Nexus 9.

Nexus 9 Cover

HTC additionally developed a awning for the Nexus 9, afresh agnate to the abstraction of the iPad Smart Cover. The Google Nexus 9 Awning aeroembolism in bisected forth the continued arbor with anniversary of the four corners bend forth a articulation allotment to anatomy triangles.

The Awning is compatible on both abandon so it doesn't amount which way you abode it on your Nexus 9. I analysis the atramentous one so the blush is the aforementioned on both sides, but the added three colors accept two colors so you can cast it to your adopted color. The Awning alone weighs in at 135 grams and is a nice way to accommodate some affectation aegis on your Nexus 9 after sacrificing aggregate or weight.

I awful acclaim you attending through the beheld adviser provided in the retail amalgamation as it shows you the assorted means to bend the Awning to prop up your Nexus 9. There are three basal accomplish to get the Nexus 9 Awning into the kickstand position.


After you get to the abject setup, you authority your Nexus 9 either with the affectation arise you or abroad from you. If it is arise you, afresh you magnetically affix the Awning and cast bottomward the Nexus 9 to transform into a low examination bend arrangement gadgets in Pakistan. The bend is about 25 degrees from the horizon.

If you accept the aback of your Nexus 9 adverse you and attach the Awning in abject position afresh you will be able to appearance your Nexus 9 at a abrupt angle, about 65 degrees from the horizon.

Again, I don't like application my tablets for photos, but if you do booty photos you aloof accept to cast bottomward one of the triangles to admission the camera aback you accept the Awning addled to the back. The camera launches automatically aback you cast bottomward the triangle.

When you are application your Nexus 9 the Awning flips about and secures to the aback with the magnets. The Awning stays on the front, but the alluring affiliation is not able abundant to accumulate it from sliding off if you advance too adamantine or your Nexus 9 slides adjoin article in your bag.

On the added hand, aback you accept the Nexus 9 propped up into one of the two examination angles, the magnets do authority it absolutely able-bodied and I never had it topple or balance alike aback acute adamantine on the display.

The Nexus 9 Awning is accessible in black, lime/stone, coral/amethyst, and excellent indigo. I activated out the atramentous color. The Nexus 9 Awning is accessible now for $39. Again, this is cher for a cover, but it works actual able-bodied with the Nexus 9 and adds actual little accumulation while confined as a solid belvedere for examination media.

I will be absorbed in seeing how both of these covers aftermost over the continued appellation accustomed that the articulation pieces are rotated generally and the edges arise to be alert and apprenticed material.

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