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Geekbabe
Dec 17, 2012, 08:49 AM
Santa just informed me I'll have a keyboard to take to CES next month! This looks so slick!

http://www.zagg.com/keyboard-cases/index.php#zaggkeys-profolio-plus+ipad-3



kycophpd
Dec 17, 2012, 04:49 PM
I hate your Santa since the same one is not visiting my house.

Congrats on the gift, I will await your review here in case my Santa sends cash my way.

SnowLeopard OSX
Dec 17, 2012, 05:01 PM
Congrats. I use the Apple wireless keyboard set up if I'm engaging in a heavy-text/type session on the iPad:

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4118/4902429528_838a98f20a_z.jpg

dinggus
Dec 17, 2012, 09:43 PM
Congrats. I use the Apple wireless keyboard set up if I'm engaging in a heavy-text/type session on the iPad:

Image (http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4118/4902429528_838a98f20a_z.jpg)

I like that, I took my Mini with me and sort of got annoyed typing on the screen when in the hotel. I don't mind it, just I thought it would be better if I brought a keyboard instead.

Geekbabe
Dec 18, 2012, 11:13 PM
I like that, I took my Mini with me and sort of got annoyed typing on the screen when in the hotel. I don't mind it, just I thought it would be better if I brought a keyboard instead.

I'm thinking of leaving my MBA either at the hotel or not bringing it all. I'll have to see how easy it is to use the Blogsy app with the keyboard to get fresh content onto my site.I'm hoping this solution will work well as it'll greatly reduce the load i need to carry with me :)

dinggus
Dec 18, 2012, 11:31 PM
I'm thinking of leaving my MBA either at the hotel or not bringing it all. I'll have to see how easy it is to use the Blogsy app with the keyboard to get fresh content onto my site.I'm hoping this solution will work well as it'll greatly reduce the load i need to carry with me :)

I had a MBAir, and it was nice I just can't justify why have a laptop when I have an iPad.

The laptop will only get used like one week out of the month if that.

I'm looking for a keyboard, maybe one of the flimsy roll up ones.

Tazzydnc
Dec 19, 2012, 01:12 AM
typing on one right now :) I doubt you'll be disappointed. I intend to post a couple review/comparison videos tomorrow of some of the zagg bluetooth keyboard cases.

tomaseriksson
Dec 19, 2012, 03:24 AM
Congrats. I use the Apple wireless keyboard set up if I'm engaging in a heavy-text/type session on the iPad:

Image (http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4118/4902429528_838a98f20a_z.jpg)

is that the twelvesouth Compass stand? If so, is it worth the money?

xDKP
Dec 19, 2012, 05:16 PM
typing on one right now :) I doubt you'll be disappointed. I intend to post a couple review/comparison videos tomorrow of some of the zagg bluetooth keyboard cases.

Would be appreciated a lot... Have been looking a lot on the Zagg ZAGGkeys ProPlus - looks awesome and looks to be very good build quality and keyboard as well... Had a look at this one comparing the Logitech and the Zagg:

http://isource.com/2012/10/14/review-zaggkeys-pro-plus-bluetooth-keyboard-for-the-ipad-2-and-new-ipad/

Geekbabe
Dec 20, 2012, 05:51 PM
The keyboard just arrived! My initial impressions are very favorable, Zagg paired right up with the ipad, the keyboard is nice, excellent, responsive keys with nice return. love the special functon keys. The backlighting is slick! The viewing angle on this is nice, also like how stable the unit feels

dinggus
Dec 20, 2012, 08:47 PM
I want a keyboard so bad, just can decide on what to get for the Mini.

I'm just waiting for someone to copy the Surface cover and make a smart cover/keyboard. I'd be the first customer in line!

DollaTwentyFive
Dec 20, 2012, 09:01 PM
Would be appreciated a lot... Have been looking a lot on the Zagg ZAGGkeys ProPlus - looks awesome and looks to be very good build quality and keyboard as well... Had a look at this one comparing the Logitech and the Zagg:

http://isource.com/2012/10/14/review-zaggkeys-pro-plus-bluetooth-keyboard-for-the-ipad-2-and-new-ipad/

I recently purchased the ZAGGkeys PROplus and I am loving it. Great keyboard, stable, excellent backlight. Highly suggested.

I am in the process of selling my 11" MBA as I purchased a 13" rMBP. So the iPad/keyboard will be my go-to when I need extra portability and I will have some more power with the MBP for when I need it.

SnowLeopard OSX
Dec 20, 2012, 09:06 PM
The keyboard just arrived! My initial impressions are very favorable, Zagg paired right up with the ipad, the keyboard is nice, excellent, responsive keys with nice return. love the special functon keys. The backlighting is slick! The viewing angle on this is nice, also like how stable the unit feels

I'm glad you're satisfied with your purchase :) Have fun at the Consumer Electronic Show!

Tazzydnc
Dec 21, 2012, 12:19 AM
Would be appreciated a lot... Have been looking a lot on the Zagg ZAGGkeys ProPlus - looks awesome and looks to be very good build quality and keyboard as well... Had a look at this one comparing the Logitech and the Zagg:

http://isource.com/2012/10/14/review-zaggkeys-pro-plus-bluetooth-keyboard-for-the-ipad-2-and-new-ipad/


oh yeah I saw that one too. sorry I haven't posted yet - been caught up in all the holiday hullabaloo. I've done the filming but haven't finished editing it down. It's like 20 mins...

anyway
Dec 21, 2012, 02:15 AM
Any pictures?

kodeman53
Dec 21, 2012, 02:59 AM
I guess the pictures on the Zagg website aren't any good?

darky90
Dec 21, 2012, 04:04 PM
Wow that looks really nice. Love the back lit.

madlovemonkey
Dec 21, 2012, 04:12 PM
Found a picture of the Zagg keyboard case. I'm thinking of getting an iPad Mini with a keyboard case myself. I have a 1st generation iPad (dinosaur!) with Apple's bluetooth keyboard. It's fine, but the buttons keep popping out. I have now 'up' arrow key anymore. Having it in a case would be better I think.

Image source: http://www.squidoo.com/best-ipad-mini-keyboard-cases

Geekbabe
Dec 22, 2012, 01:18 PM
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h237/geekbabe/HappyHolidays_zpsfd0606a0.jpg

Geek Christmas

midwestfisherma
Dec 22, 2012, 10:10 PM
https://picasaweb.google.com/104704721705263623585/Gadgets#5824850524437562354
Geek Christmas :)

Nice!

Dgail
Dec 25, 2012, 02:10 AM
I do wish they would make this in a size for the mini too. I have chosen this over the Logitech Ultrathin for my ipad 2 and use it with my mini, but would be nice to have one sized for the mini.

I am sure you will enjoy yours!

Tazzydnc
Dec 25, 2012, 12:56 PM
I want a keyboard so bad, just can decide on what to get for the Mini.

I'm just waiting for someone to copy the Surface cover and make a smart cover/keyboard. I'd be the first customer in line!

I believe there is one in the works somewhere on kick starter. Have you used the surface keyboard? It's awful. I tried one in staples for a while and after testing out multiple zaggs and the Logitech it's almost unusable.

dinggus
Dec 25, 2012, 12:59 PM
The one on kick starter is quiet ugly.

What's wrong with the surface one?

xDKP
Dec 25, 2012, 05:49 PM
Any updates from the happy owners? Have any of you tried this with a clear back-protecter of some sort?

Tazzydnc
Dec 26, 2012, 06:33 AM
The one on kick starter is quiet ugly.

What's wrong with the surface one?

The one without physical keys isn't very responsive and what I type often doesnt register. It's awful. On the zaggs & Logitech my typing was barely diminished with almost no adaption curve.

The surface type cover wasn't bad but seemed flimsy in comparison to others I've tried and the keys are way too close together.

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Any updates from the happy owners? Have any of you tried this with a clear back-protecter of some sort?

Zagg informed me that it's compatible with an invisishield. I assume any thin back skin would work

dinggus
Dec 26, 2012, 06:39 AM
The one without physical keys isn't very responsive and what I type often doesnt register. It's awful. On the zaggs & Logitech my typing was barely diminished with almost no adaption curve.

The surface type cover wasn't bad but seemed flimsy in comparison to others I've tried and the keys are way too close together.[COLOR="#808080"]

I'm not really looking for a case, what would you recommend just to carry? Like I said early I was thinking of the roll up keyboard

Geekbabe
Dec 27, 2012, 06:33 AM
Any updates from the happy owners? Have any of you tried this with a clear back-protecter of some sort?

the Profolio + is a full case with keyboard, the back is protected quite nicely.

Another plus to this solution is that you can wipe the case down easily. I work in a hospital, love being able to clean the case with disinfectant wipes.

xDKP
Dec 28, 2012, 04:22 PM
the Profolio + is a full case with keyboard, the back is protected quite nicely.

Another plus to this solution is that you can wipe the case down easily. I work in a hospital, love being able to clean the case with disinfectant wipes.

More a fan of the ZaggKeys Pro Plus in terms of look... I don't need it all the time so would be easier to drop off as well...

davidr2340
Dec 29, 2012, 06:58 PM
I just picked this case up today... So far, I love it!


:cool:

lokster
Dec 29, 2012, 08:32 PM
Congrats. I use the Apple wireless keyboard set up if I'm engaging in a heavy-text/type session on the iPad:

Image (http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4118/4902429528_838a98f20a_z.jpg)

what stand are you using?

dinggus
Dec 29, 2012, 08:41 PM
what stand are you using?

Looks like Twelve South Compass stand.

http://store.apple.com/us/product/H6637ZM/A/twelve-south-compass-mobile-stand-for-ipad

xDKP
Dec 30, 2012, 07:24 AM
I just picked this case up today... So far, I love it!


:cool:

The ProPlus or the Profolio +...?

After looking yesterday I think the Profolio + might do the job as well... Would skip the requirement for a sleeve as well.

Tazzydnc
Dec 30, 2012, 11:20 AM
I'm not really looking for a case, what would you recommend just to carry? Like I said early I was thinking of the roll up keyboard

Oic. I suppose that depends on what size you're looking for. There's a well reviewed solar bluetooth keyboard by logitech tailored for apple products. Also a keyboard that folds in half on amazon. I'm much more familiar with keyboard cases sorry :-/

davidr2340
Jan 2, 2013, 08:27 PM
The ProPlus or the Profolio +...?

After looking yesterday I think the Profolio + might do the job as well... Would skip the requirement for a sleeve as well.

Sorry for the late reply... The Profolio+.

Nimravus
Jan 3, 2013, 11:37 AM
http://clamcase.com/?a_aid=4de7dfb7c51bb

iPad Mini keyboard case soon too

Mandeep
Jan 13, 2013, 11:17 PM
Congrats. I use the Apple wireless keyboard set up if I'm engaging in a heavy-text/type session on the iPad:

Image (http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4118/4902429528_838a98f20a_z.jpg)

From where did you get the iPad stand?

Misc Energy
Jan 14, 2013, 06:30 AM
That's a nice setup. Zagg's keyboard has back lit keys also right? I was thinking about getting the same keyboard but went with another brand. I might have made a mistake :rolleyes:.

xDKP
Jan 14, 2013, 07:13 AM
Just read about the new Clamcase MBA-style case - looks pretty cool and with good protection for the iPad as well

http://clamcase.com/bluetooth-ipad-keyboard-case.html

http://lghttp.5654.nexcesscdn.net/8041F9/mage/skin/frontend/pro/ccpro/images/Clamcasepro-full-size-keyboard.png

Itzdina
Jan 14, 2013, 07:23 AM
Ok so I bought both the zagg and Logitech ultra and retuned them both pronto after a days use.

Flaws in both: both are compressed keyboards and as a serious typer I can't deal with it.

Logitech has a very cheap plastic hinge


I'm currently using the apple Bluetooth keyboard proper size and incase origami stand.

xDKP
Jan 14, 2013, 07:28 AM
Ok so I bought both the zagg and Logitech ultra and retuned them both pronto after a days use.

Flaws in both: both are compressed keyboards and as a serious typer I can't deal with it.

Logitech has a very cheap plastic hinge


I'm currently using the apple Bluetooth keyboard proper size and incase origami stand.


Wow - okay never expected a full-size experience since it isn't, but too flawed? What Zagg did you use?

Itzdina
Jan 14, 2013, 07:41 AM
Wow - okay never expected a full-size experience since it isn't, but too flawed? What Zagg did you use?

If you type a lot I urge you to try out the keyboard before buying. It's a netbook sized keyboard.

I bought the zagg folio not the one OP has but same sized keyboards.

There is noting wrong with the zagg if you can tolerate the keyboard size.

xDKP
Jan 14, 2013, 08:10 AM
If you type a lot I urge you to try out the keyboard before buying. It's a netbook sized keyboard.

I bought the zagg folio not the one OP has but same sized keyboards.

There is noting wrong with the zagg if you can tolerate the keyboard size.

Okay see what you mean... I won't be a road warrior with my iPad, as a lot of my work unfortunately requires my Lenovo laptop - we do have a citrix access to our environment though, so could leave my laptop at home when travelling with work a lot of the time and just use the iPad, but the on screen keyboard is not quite enough (quite fast, but takes up a lot of screen real estate and think even though it's not full size, I would be okay fast on a Zagg or the new Clamcase... Would need to give it a go though :-)

Azzin
Jan 14, 2013, 08:40 AM
Just read about the new Clamcase MBA-style case - looks pretty cool and with good protection for the iPad as well

http://clamcase.com/bluetooth-ipad-keyboard-case.html

http://lghttp.5654.nexcesscdn.net/8041F9/mage/skin/frontend/pro/ccpro/images/Clamcasepro-full-size-keyboard.png

I'm really liking the look of that, it's just a shame they don't offer delivery to the UK. :rolleyes:

http://vimeo.com/56673198

xDKP
Jan 14, 2013, 04:27 PM
Brand spanking new product, so should be in Europe soon. The old model has been here a while - Amazon UK as well

Azzin
Jan 15, 2013, 04:48 AM
Brand spanking new product, so should be in Europe soon. The old model has been here a while - Amazon UK as well

Really? That's good to hear, thanks. :)

Nimravus
Jan 18, 2013, 11:14 PM
Logitech has a nice illuminated keyboard as well.

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/illumated-keyboard-for-mac-ipad-iphone?crid=26

Giuly
Jan 19, 2013, 01:26 AM
The Logitech K760 solar keyboard (http://amzn.to/WrBZiJ) is one of the nicer solutions if you don't mind standalone keyboards, and it works with the Mac, too - simultaneously, as you can pair up to 3 devices via Bluetooth and switch between them with the push of a button.
http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/1351/imageogd.jpg

jwilson813
Jan 19, 2013, 04:11 PM
I just got a zagg folio keyboard (not the lighted keyboard) for y iPad 4th gen. I just received the keyboard today and so far I love it. I got a refurb from All4Cellular for $38 (used a discount code). I didn't want to spend a lot of $ so I went with the refurb.

My question(s) is do you still have to use the touchscreen to scroll and select email, etc. I guess since there is no mouse that would be the only way to do it.

Thanks for your help.

jwilson813

Donia330i
Jan 25, 2013, 12:15 PM
Congrats. I use the Apple wireless keyboard set up if I'm engaging in a heavy-text/type session on the iPad:

Image (http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4118/4902429528_838a98f20a_z.jpg)

hey, what stand is that?