iPad mini Typing Landscape on an Ipad Mini

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dingclancy, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. dingclancy macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2011
    So the ipad mini has been for close to a couple of months, and I would like to know how well you are typing in landscape orientation with full set of fingers.

    I have tried it on at the store and I find it adequate, but it would not substitute for the experience of people who actually have it and use it in the real world.

    So any intel here would help.

    One thing I probably won't like is how they cut the bezel on the side, so that when you type in landscape it feels like you are teetering the edges, which makes for uncomfortable typing positions on the table or on the bed. Anybody else get this?

    I like typing on the full-sized iPad's virtual keyboard, and it has allowed me to be productive at work. So any experience with the iPad mini will help out a lot.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    I always use the split keyboard when typing in landscape mode on my ipad3. I imagine one ought to do the same on the ipad mini. So cradle both sides in your palms, and type with your thumbs?
  3. SnowLeopard OSX macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

    Dec 5, 2012
    This. Although, I've never used split keyboard -- I could never get comfortable with it.

    Most iPad mini users, from what I know at least, use their device almost like a large phone. They grip the sides to type on the keyboard. The iPad, on the other hand, is too big to be able to reach all of the keys with thumb typing, so we're forced to treat the touch screen keyboard as if it were an actual computer keyboard.
  4. Infinitewisdom macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2012
    This. It would be next to impossible to use two full hands on the mini's keyboard, unless you have ridiculously small hands.

    I use thumbs in either portrait or landscape, depending on my mood. Slightly faster in portrait than in landscape.
  5. dinggus macrumors 65816

    Jan 17, 2012
    I can type fine, and I don't have small hands. People that say they can't type on it because of big hands are probably just not comfortable with having their hands so close together.

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