We saw many interesting innovations at this year's IFA in Berlin. The topic of today's deals roundup was inspired by the world's thinnest bluetooth keyboard, which was developed by UK-based semiconductor company CSR. The device resembles laminated paper and the company hopes that once it becomes available for purchase, it could be built into tablet covers.
Until then, you can get some of the other portable keyboards that we've featured on this list, along with other accessories so you can get the most out of your tablet. Don't have one yet? We've included a few deals for that too.
The Nexus 7 is one of the best tablets out on the market—whether you're talking about the 2012 or 2013 model—and a keyboard designed just for this 7-inch model could be a nice addition. This bluetooth keyboard comes in a black leather case, so everything stays in one place. The design makes sure that you can take it with you on interviews and into business meetings as well. Amazon currently has it for $49 with free shipping.
Some of the newest eReaders come with a backlight so you can read in the dark, but for some of the more classic models, reading is only reserved for daytime or brightly-lit rooms. The Verso Arc Light has interchangeable cuffs that allow you to attach it to almost any eReader. It also comes with a rechargeable battery so you'll never be without light. It's on sale at Amazon for $17 with free shipping—down from $39—so it's cheaper than most flashlights.
Tablets and eReaders are such great media machines that it's hard to forget that sometimes they're essentially little computers. Why not get something to help you make that mini computer a little more work-friendly? This wireless keyboard by Logitech is on sale at Amazon for $59 with free shipping and it works with any device with bluetooth connectivity. It uses Easy-Switch technology that allows you to switch between multiple devices with the touch of a button. It also has backlit keys, so you can work in the dark.
This Lenovo portable keyboard isn't as compact as other models on this list, but for $63 with free shipping—and with a brand name to back it up—it might be worth your money if you prefer a more tactile response with your typing. Plus, unlike other keyboards on this list, it features the signature Lenovo TrackPoint, so an external mouse is not required. A rechargeable battery that can last over a month with a single charge helps you to take it anywhere.
What's a tablet accessory without a tablet to use it on? Sure these devices can get pricey, but an inexpensive option is the 7-inch Asus MeMO Pad. It's an Android tablet without GPS, a rear-facing camera, or other features, so it appeals mostly to the entry-level crowd. It also costs a lot less than other 7-inch tablets. For example, Newegg has it for $109 with free shipping. If seven inches is too small, you can still save money on a 10-inch tablet like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, which is on sale at P.C. Richard & Son.
If you want to avoid smudging and scratches on your tablet, you can try out a stylus. This pack of three for $9 promises to work well on most brands without damaging the screen and gets you pens in black, red, and silver. If you spend more than $25 at Amazon, you can get free shipping.