Typing on lap a little awkward

Discussion in 'iPad' started by lssmit02, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. lssmit02 macrumors 6502

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    Using the keyboard on my lap is a little awkward. I look forward to getting the Apple case on Monday.

    **edit I seem to be making a lot of typos so far. The screen is very sensitive, and picks up finger movements very easily.
     
  2. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Our case isn't set to arrive until Thursday - and I haven't ordered the BT Keyboard yet either. I figured she wouldn't need it until the dock showed up anyway.

    Hopefully you will get used to it quick..... but now i'm even more curious about cases.

    We have the wifi coming today, and my 3g later in the month. I only ordered 1 Apple case though.... i wanted to see what else appeared.
     
  3. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    If only the iPad came with a keyboard attached already.

    And perhaprs they could put a hinge on it to make the iPad sit at a comfortable angle whilst typing and also allowing for the keyboard to protect the screen when 'closed'. But that's all just silly thinking...
     
  4. Squid7085 macrumors 6502a

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    Is this the official thread about this topic? If not, I feel obligated to wait for the Official thread to comment.
     
  5. lssmit02 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can the thread starter designate it as such? :)
     
  6. PCClone macrumors 6502a

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    It is called the MacBook Air.
     
  7. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Anyone who thought it would be easy to type on out of box is very naive. That said, there's probably a learning curve. I don't know how easy it's going to be 1 month from now. But, it's not likely going to be fun to write long compositions.
     
  8. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    I value the OP's topic and insight as a first impression.
     
  9. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    Genius. Made me chuckle ;)
     
  10. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    Definitely takes a bit of adjusting but I find it easier than the iPhone while a bit more awkward than a real keyboard. So far I love this thing! It is just gorgeous!
     
  11. tallyho macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah that's just crazy talk. It's clearly a much better experience to carry a separate keyboard around with you and then attach them together when you want to type anything more than a URL or short email.

    And "comfortable angle"? Haven't you seen the videos on Apple's website? Surely it's a much better experience to use your outstretched arm to hold the iPad at such an angle. I think the technical term is a "magical" experience, and it'll be great for testing out that ten-hour battery by watching a few movies.

    Perhaps I'm just jealous because the iPad isn't out in Britain yet...
     
  12. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    It'll take anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days to get used to it. Trust me. The iPad will adjust to your typos as well and will make better autocorrections for you.
     
  13. DHart macrumors 6502

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    Yeah perfect thinking... I too was thinking how cool it would be to permanently attach the keyboard with a hinge, so the whole thing could sit on the lap without needing hands to support it! And you could then angle the screen at the perfect viewing angle for the way you're sitting/laying! And have your hands free to type with. Cool.

    But, oh yeah, my new MacBook Pro already has that feature. ;) I want an iPad ANYWAY. :rolleyes:
     

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