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With this one accessory, the iPhone 6 Plus could replace your iPad

Published Oct 28th, 2014 12:48PM EDT
iPhone 6 Plus Tablet Replacement
Image: TidBITS

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Before everyone finally got their hands on the iPhone 6 Plus, it wasn’t uncommon to hear concerns about its size. iPhone users that hadn’t been acquainted with a phablet pictured something along the lines of a phone just marginally smaller than the iPad mini, which, of course, was more than a slight exaggeration.

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Nevertheless, the 6 Plus is a sizable device, which is why Julio Ojeda-Zapata of TidBITS wanted to see if it could replace his tablet altogether by picking up a Bluetooth keyboard to use in conjunction with Apple’s oversized phone.

After testing a wide variety of keyboards, Ojeda-Zapata found that some were almost as well-suited for the iPhone 6 Plus as they were for the tablets they were built to work with. As long as the keyboard is easy to transport and incorporates a stand that can hold the phone, the iPhone 6 Plus suddenly becomes a reasonable workstation. It’s not quite enough to take the place of a “primary productivity setup,” but for the occasions when you don’t want to (or can’t) lug around a laptop, your phablet will get the job done.

Be sure to check out the article in the source link below for all of Ojeda-Zapata’s keyboard recommendations.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.