Same here. Haven't replaced the AWK's batteries since I bought it six months ago. The key here is that the AWK automatically powers down if a key is not pressed every few seconds. This can result in a slight hesitation in registering an initial keystroke which can be a minor annoyance. Nevertheless, I've never had the keyboard "lose" a stoke. It simply takes a couple of seconds to register it from time to time.The Apple Wireless Keyboard takes normal AA batteries but since getting it a few months ago I have never had to change the batteries.
An Apple keyboard user also. I used the included batteries. Take notes for school 6-8 hours a day and have not had to replace the batteries at all (it has been 2.5 months since purchase)How long does the Apple wireless keyboard last on a charge? The ZAGG claims to last several weeks to a month on a single charge with heavy use.
Many people agree with you. From what I can tell cases like the Zaggmate have sold well. On the other hand, those of us who are touch typists often find the size of those keyboards to be problematic since the width of the keyboard cannot exceed the width of the iPad (in landscape mode.) In addition, it means that the keyboard can be used only with the iPad in landscape mode. Finally, many people find the keyboard "action" of the keyboards in the combo cases to be "mushy."Rather than having a separate keyboard clunking around, and yet another thing you need to remember to carry, such as the official Apple keyboard.
Would it not be better to get one of the ones where a thin keyboard is build into the lid of the iPad's case?...
That makes sense. I've never forgotten my keyboard, though.Rather than having a separate keyboard clunking around, and yet another thing you need to remember to carry, such as the official Apple keyboard.
Would it not be better to get one of the ones where a thin keyboard is build into the lid of the iPad's case?
So, if you know you are going to be out and about (on the move) and want to be able to type a lot on a proper keyboard, then you can just fit the iPad into such a case, and no need to worry about forgetting it, or packing it separably as it's just one thin unit.
I have the older version of the AWK that took three batteries. I've had it for a couple of years now and have replaced the batteries only a couple of times.The Apple Wireless Keyboard takes normal AA batteries but since getting it a few months ago I have never had to change the batteries.
Are you asking about a "carrying case?" If so, you might want to look at the iPad Wallet from Waterfield Designs (http://www.sfbags.com). It has dedicated pockets for both the iPad and the AWK. However, if you have the AWK in an Origami Workstation case from Incase, the AWK won't fit in the Wallet. It will, however, fit in the "Travel Express."I agree with the Apple wireless keyboard. You can never go wrong using Apple products on an Apple product.
What I would like to know is what is the best case to house both an iPad and an Apple wireless keyboard.
I thought that I would, but I really haven't felt the need for one outside of when I initially connected my bluetooth keyboard just to make sure it worked. I haven't really edited any complicated documents on the iPad yet, but even with longer messages, I'm fine with the touch screen. I can imagine I'd use the bluetooth keyboard with it more often if I depended on the Pages app more.I want one but do people actually use these? Seems like a thing I'd find little use for.