iPad mini Mini landscape mode keyboard

Discussion in 'iPad' started by deraj090, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I haven't had the chance to get to an Apple store to check out the mini, but want to place an order.

    I have normal size hands (male). One thing I love about the full-size iPad is that you can type with all fingers in landscape mode, almost as if you're typing on a regular keyboard. Can you do that with the mini? Or is it more difficult with the smaller screen/keys?

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    You absolutely cannot type on the Mini like it's a keyboard. However, it is much easier to hit the keys with your thumb due to the lower travel. On the full size iPad, I routinely stretched and strained by thumb to hit keys in the middle.
     
  3. macrumors G3

    mattopotamus

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    Whether in portrait or landscape, with the mini you will probably find yourself using it more like an iPhone with two thumbs.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea that's what I assumed -- thanks guys!
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    In portrait I type with my thumbs as they can reach now, in landscape I am still able to touch type without much difficulty.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    I second this. I went to go check out the mini just yesterday and this was one of my concerns. I found that it was easiest to use thumbs in portrait and it was still acceptable to type using all your fingers in landscape.

    It obviously is a little smaller and will take a some getting used to.
     

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