iPad Keyboard Dock or Bluetooth keyboard?
Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:21 AM
Correct decision. I initially feared losing the Numeric Keypad but i'm surving without it and in a pinch I've got Edovia's NumPad to do virtual 10-key on my iPhone (works well)
Well it appears my decision has paid off. Now because I chose BT I'm going to get to pair my keyboard with my iPhone once I upgrade to iPhone OS 4.0 and my iPad (which I've done and it works great)
The advantages of the BT keyboard is that I can get a dock like the 12South BookArc for iPad which allows me to dock in Portrait or Landscape mode and type using my BT keyboard. With the Apple keyboard/dock you must dock it in Portrait mode only.
Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:28 AM
It works great, paired up quickly and is easy to carry. So now i'm looking for a case that will hold both the iPad and the Bluetooth Keybaord.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:31 AM
Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:41 AM
Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:44 AM
Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:52 AM
I routinely put my BT Kybd in my briefcase, nestled against a notepad that is the same thickness as the battery tube. Very nice.
So, for a fixed spot like at the office, I am using the Kybd-Dock. But it stays at the office. For portability I have the BT-Kybd and I'll need a book stand, preferably one that folds flat and takes up no room. The 12South BookArc looks like it is an awkard shape too and would be weird in a briefcase.
Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:55 AM
Different strokes, I suppose. After a week of practice, I've been getting over 40wpm on the iPad's landscape-mode keyboard, and I watched Andy Ihnatko type much faster than I can So it's possible. But I'll take a physical keyboard any day for heavy typing.
Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:01 AM
Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:27 AM
Just my two cents...
Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:34 AM
I knew before the iPad came out that there was no way I would want the keyboard do because it is not really portable, so I bought a regular keyboard and the BT keyboard. The BT keyboard is used primarily with my Macbook, which I sit on one of those laptop risers I bought from lapvangage some years ago.
Posted 14 April 2010 - 12:32 PM
Posted 14 April 2010 - 01:11 PM
iBook 14" 1.42 Ghz 60GB HDD 1 GB Ram OS X 10.4.11
Posted 14 April 2010 - 04:12 PM
But like Dan, I can type so comfortably with my iPad now that I'm not really missing it. I'm increasingly coming around to thinking I won't even need an external keyboard, even for longer documents. For those having problems with typing, just think of it as learning a new instrument and getting your fingers to move nimbly enough to play that darn song right!