The default Android keyboard is actually pretty good, and if you don’t get on to well with that, there are a number of others you can download and experiment with. Swype, for example, is getting good feedback.
However, none of these are quite the same as typing on a good old fashioned hardware keyboard, and if you plan to be writing a novel on your tablet then a small investment might save you some frustration in the long run.
Nexus 7 Keyboard
You really want to be looking at Bluetooth keyboards to go with your Nexus 7, it’s possible to hook up a desktop keyboard but if your looking to buy a new one then Bluetooth is the way to go, the Bluetooth keyboards are smaller and lighter, no need to plug it in and no cables to get in the way whilst you’re out and about.
Depending on your preference you might want to consider a Nexus 7 keyboard dock which will hold your tablet in place as you type, you might also fancy a keyboard case.
A couple of choices that have proved to popular amongst the critics:
- ZAGGkeys SOLO: Includes a row of Android short cut keys and a stand which will hold the Nexus 7 in place.
- Motorola Atrix: Good looking keyboard with square chiclet type keys
- Apple Wireless Keyboard: These popular keyboards will work with a Nexus 7, if you can get passed the colour clash you’ll get a great quality product.