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Onda Obook 11 Pro Keyboard – First Look

Onda Obook 11 Pro Keyboard – First Look

The keyboard for the Obook 11 Pro arrived today. It’s a little on the heavy side at 868 grams. When docked with the tablet brings the weight up to 1.75 kilos in total. There is obviously a counter weight inside it to stock it tipping over when docked. The whole thing is made out of plastic, apart from the hinge and pogo port. The keys feel okay to type on, 11.6 inches makes its wider than the likes of the 10.6″ Cube Mix Plus and the hinge I feel should be a little tighter as when docked flipped around it cannot take the weight of the tablet when under a 40-degree angle it will eventually drop down.

Any lower than this the hinge can’t take the weight of the tablet and slowly begins to drop when reversed in the dock.

Key travel is approximately 1.2mm and feels fine, no keyboard flex. A printscreen button is there but no brightness controls. And a dedicated button for disabling the touchpad which isn’t very large but so far seems to be quite sensitive.

Two USB 2.0 ports on either side of the dock, sadly these do not output enough power to run USB external hard drives. Your mouse, USB pen drives and that’s about it, only low powered devices.

2 x USB 2.0 ports that can’t power external hard drives.

Overall the keyboard does the job, but it’s heavy, the hinge isn’t so strong and a bit plasticky feeling. Not as good as the Cube Mix Plus or i7 Book’s keyboard dock. More images of the keyboard and tablet can be found in the images section for the Obook 11 Pro.

Video tech reviewer and tech blogger. I have a huge interest in the latest tech, tablets, laptops, mobiles, drones, and even e-scooters. Active in the tech community since 2008 days of the Omnia i900 Windows phone. Samsungi8910omnia.com, Samsunggalaxysforums.com founder from way back.

9 Comments

  1. i hope onda will update their keyboard just like chuwi did with hi12 keyboard.

    • I wouldn’t hold my breath for that! I really hope they do, but I just don’t see it happening. It’s a shame as the keyboard is really letting down the rest of the tablet.

  2. hi Chris!

    When do you think is the review going to be ready?

    Cheers!

    • Tomorrow if not Monday, sorry for the delay. Still working on it and had less time to use it as I would have liked which is why the delay.

  3. I got my obook 11 pro today and tested it with the keyboard. I encountered something strange. When I moved the tablet just some millimetres back and forth then windows played the connection and diconnection sound as if I would plug and unplug an usb stick. Is that normal? Did you encounter that with the Mix Plus too?
    I hope that I don’t have a faulty keyboard or worse a faulty tablet.

    • Not happening on mine, but it’s so top-heavy and easy to tip, the ports will not power external hard drives. At least it’s okay to type on.

  4. Hello. Good first look!
    Where I can get this keyboard? I just found one that looks like this. But it is for the Tbook 10S. Is it the same. Does it work with the Onda Obook 11 pro?

    Best regards!

    • Has to be the Obook 11 or 11 keyboard. I got mine from Aliexpress.

      • I got both the keyboard and tablet in the original packaging. Would you be interested in photos from them?

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