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Air Social Keyboard review: A #jackofalltrades for social networking

J.R. Bookwalter | May 16, 2016
Saves countless hours typing @ and #, but the actual keyboard itself could use further refinement.

While there’s no denying Air’s convenience and power, as a keyboard it’s just okay. I’m the type of person who depends on those comforting audible taps while typing, and AIR is deadly silent; all you’ll hear is the sound of your fingertips tapping glass. The numeric keypad has a unique layout with vertical digits in the center, which also takes some getting used to.

Although it’s fair to say most third-party keyboards are finicky (which is not always the fault of developers), Air’s overstuffed suite of features seems to make it even more prone to instability. On-screen text failed to properly refresh after changing the justification, or the entire keyboard would occasionally crash, even on my iPhone 6s Plus with plenty of memory.

Bottom line

If you live and breathe social networking, Air Social Keyboard saves countless hours typing @ and #, but the actual keyboard itself could use further refinement.

 

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