"product of the year!"5.0 starson by bwpix
Pros: slick, sleek and does it with style
Cons: 2 hour battery life. Can't use it while driving a car.
Summary: I had this up and running quickly on my Motorola A1000. Setup was simple, install the sis driver and you’re away, no manual required. Only small hitch in setup, I forgot to hit return after entering a bonding number into the keyboard.
It can’t drive every feature of the phone but you can navigate the menus, open a NOTES document and you can type - and type pretty fast and accurately at that. Another interesting thing, it’s very quiet and unobtrusive to use, just the sound of fingers drumming on the desk (and with no profile you are sure to get a few stares from onlookers). It really needs something stable like a desk as it has a switch underneath which turns the unit off, should it fall over. However, the sis driver is smart enough that the phone prompted me to reattach when I turned it back on. You could use it on a tray (on a plane or train) but you might want to have a glob of bluetack handy.
As a keyboard it delivered as promised but it’s not a full sized replacement and (on the A1000 at least) does not overcome some of the user interface shortcomings of Symbian. The killer app is probably entering minutes at those out of office meetings, which you can then email to everyone before you even hit the elevator on the way out.
Note: I nearly did not buy this after reading the first review here, perhaps it has exceeded my expectations so much that I’m now compelled to give it a 10 rating.