iPad Oh! Look at the keyboard I'm getting!

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Geekbabe, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Geekbabe macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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    Congrats. I use the Apple wireless keyboard set up if I'm engaging in a heavy-text/type session on the iPad:

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  4. dinggus macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  5. Geekbabe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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 :)
     
  6. dinggus macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  7. Tazzydnc macrumors member

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    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.
     
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    is that the twelvesouth Compass stand? If so, is it worth the money?
     
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    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/revie...uetooth-keyboard-for-the-ipad-2-and-new-ipad/
     
  10. Geekbabe, Dec 20, 2012
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    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
     
  11. dinggus macrumors 65816

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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    I'm glad you're satisfied with your purchase :) Have fun at the Consumer Electronic Show!
     
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    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...
     
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    I guess the pictures on the Zagg website aren't any good?
     
  17. darky90 macrumors member

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    Wow that looks really nice. Love the back lit.
     
  18. madlovemonkey macrumors newbie

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    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
     

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    Zagg Pro Plus

    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!
     
  21. Tazzydnc macrumors member

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    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.
     
  22. dinggus macrumors 65816

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    The one on kick starter is quiet ugly.

    What's wrong with the surface one?
     
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    Any updates from the happy owners? Have any of you tried this with a clear back-protecter of some sort?
     
  24. Tazzydnc macrumors member

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

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