iPad mini Typing on mini

Discussion in 'iPad' started by flyersgl, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. flyersgl macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2009
    Got my mini just now after a delivery screw up that delayed gratification for a few hours. I own the original iPad and a retina iPhone and tons of other technology that has displays of various resolutions. When a retina comes out, I will happily give this one to my 10 year old and upgrade, but overall I am really loving it.

    Biggest surprise was that I saw some reviewers say in portrait mode, it was just the right size for thumb typing, so I tried that straight away (as that was a concern for this form factor) and my hands weren't big enough to make that comfortable.

    Second biggest surprise? In landscape, I can type as well as on my full sized iPad. I think that might not work as well for someone who isn't already and iPad user, but I was shocked at how easy it was the live with a downsized keyboard.
  2. OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    I was surprised the smaller size worked so well, too.
  3. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    I like this keyboard way more than both the iPhone and iPad keyboards in both orientations.
  4. kappaknight macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2009
    Same. Between the three devices, the mini feels the most natural. I'm still having trouble hitting the space bar and getting it to register on the iPhone 5.
  5. redman042 macrumors 68030


    Jun 13, 2008
    Try again in portrait but with the keyboard split. I think it's great that way once you get used to key positions.

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