What kind of mouse and keyboard do you recommend for iPad PRO?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hajime, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. jamwin macrumors newbie

    jamwin

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    I haven’t found one yet but it would be great for using a virtual windows desktop on the iPad, which means I don’t have to carry my laptop and my iPad. The iPad Pro is great for reading and annotating docs with the Apple Pencil, and with the Logitech keyboard case makes a decent laptop alternative. I use a virtual windows desktop for work and when using this on the iPad it’s a pain to use the touch screen, a mouse would be a lot easier.
     
  2. Flute Ipad macrumors newbie

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    I am very interested in trying this out...will I be able to use my iPad as I usually do (gmail, browse using Explorer, use Pages) with the mouse or would I be limited to using it on the “virtual machine” paperspace.com?
    Will it work on an iPad Air 2 OS 12.1.1?
     
  3. sno1man macrumors regular

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    I think we are far more likely to see a more robust file management app and somewhat more desktop environment on the iPad before we see mouse support in the OS. I was working for a developer in the early days of the iPad and Apple told us at the time that no mouse support was a way to force app developers to make their apps as touch friendly as possible.

    Now with later iterations (eg. pencil support) they have backed off that a bit.
    As others have said, it is possible for a developer to add mouse support to their app, but it's on them. And based on my experience, without OS support , mice are a total PITA
     
  4. willentrekin macrumors regular

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    I think it's great not to use a mouse. I find touch intuitive for everything I would do on an iPad.

    I use a Zagg Slimbook on the bus. It basically makes the iPad a small laptop, but without a touchpad. It's a pretty great keyboard and case.

    When I'm not on the bus, I use the same Magic Keyboard I use with my Mac mini.
     
  5. Steven Brown macrumors newbie

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    I want to buy Logitech Slim Combo with detachable keyboard. Its looking good for iPad
     
  6. adib macrumors regular

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    There are Pythonista, Codea, and Swift Playgrounds.
     
  7. willentrekin macrumors regular

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    Looks nice for sure.

    I think what bothers me about kickstand devices like that is their ability to be used on a lap. I use a Zagbook, which makes my iPad Air 2 feel a lot like a mini laptop, complete with a hinge that keeps the screen at a good angle without using a kickstand. Same with some of Belkin's cases.

    It's why I don't get the adoration for the Surface.

    But ymmv
     
  8. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    Yes well, now export a compilled program from either of those. I don't have experience with the two first, but Swift Playgrounds is for learning, quickly trying out ideas, etc. You can't write an app or full program in Playgrounds. It is not a full IDE. It is a code editor with a live-view.
     
  9. adib macrumors regular

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    The first two provide runtimes that enables you to build App Store apps. Just rent a remote mac for an hour to do the packaging and upload.
     
  10. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    Alright, fair enough, but remote Mac still required. That's a pretty key issue I'd say
     

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