A good keyboard for the ipad?

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    I have an iPad 1 and I've had a Zaggmate wireless keyboard/stand for half a year and it's a piece of garbage, so I'm looking for a new one. I was looking at the official Apple one but it looks like it wouldn't be too comfortable for lying down.

    My main focus is I want one that feels comfortable for lying down and/or makes it most feel like using a laptop. Thanks.
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    Bro ketone makes one called the Bluetooth keyboard. It's a leather case that folds, you can position the iPad at a slant and the keyboard is in front of it. I just got one, it's a little pricey, but nice.
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    There are no good keyboards for the iPad. That's why when you do a search on this forum nothing turns up.
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    I find the Apple wireless keyboard to be quite good.



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    Do you know how to search?
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    I agree with Marie. I certainly turn up a whole load of threads on iPad keyboards when I search!! In fact, close to 100 threads!!!!

    Tim
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    Ya think? lol!
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    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-accessories/33528-ipad-keyboard.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/28715-idea-better-ipad-keyboard.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-accessories/22864-best-bluetooth-ipad-keyboard-ipad-2-a.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-acce...-review-zaggmate-bluetooth-keyboard-case.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-accessories/7214-ipad-flexible-keyboard.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/42016-colour-keyboards-ipad-2-a.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-2-forum/23316-external-keyboard-recommendations.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-accessories/19074-ipad-keyboard-dock.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-accessories/42598-what-best-ipad-bluetooth-keyboard.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-accessories/40996-ipad-bluetooth-keyboard.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-acce...oard-vs-matias-wireless-folding-keyboard.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-accessories/7853-bluetooth-keyboard-do-you-use.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-accessories/4610-exceptional-keyboard-ipad-guess-who.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-accessories/40688-wireless-keyboard.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-accessories/23351-best-ipad-2-case-keyboard.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-2-forum/21541-good-ipad2-keyboard.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-gene...reless-folding-travel-keyboard-unit-ipad.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/apple-ipa...-launches-ipad-joystick-fold-up-keyboard.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-accessories/43574-apple-keyboard-vs-others.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/australian-general-discussions/41179-keyboard.html

    iPad Keyboards - iPad Forums Store

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-accessories/38106-looking-bt-lap-keyboard.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-accessories/36367-any-opinions-new-ipad-keyboard.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help/34458-apple-bluetooth-wireless-keyboard.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-accessories/34084-best-combination-case-stand-wireless-keyboard.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-accessories/31603-zaggmate-keyboard.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-accessories/28723-keyboard-case-ipad-2-a.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-accessories/24978-keyboard-best.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-accessories/18354-kensington-keyboard.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-accessories/12805-portable-keyboard-options.html


    OK - so I got fed up at this point....

    Tim
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    Omg. You didn't. LOL!
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    That's got to be a record of sorts 
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    Apparently I should have added...:rolleyes:
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    I must disagree with the quote above... I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the ClamCase. :ipad-case:

    It's an actual keyboard, not a rubber overlay. The ingenuity of the case is fantastic.. check it out and decide for yourself.

    Lori
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    Please, Folks....I was being SARCASTIC!
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    Sarcasm doesnt translate over text very well ya bugga.



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    Granted, I should have known better. Just figured it was so obvious...Oh, well. :D
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    Hey guys...thanks for the responses, and thanks for that long list of threads.

    I think I'm going to go with the Apple Keyboard. (Apple® - Keyboard Dock for Apple® iPad™ - MC533LL/A keyboard&cp=1&lp=12)But I have one question; I'm ok with it having to be in landscape. But my main concern is, how is it in one's lap? A lot of the time, I'm using my iPad while lying down. Will this Apple one be comfortable if I do that, or not really? Because I'd rather not also buy that origami workstation, but will if it's an absolute must for what I want to do. And if I need the origami workstation, then I should NOT buy the Apple keyboard with a dock, correct? Unsure if it attaches or not.

    Although actually, this one looks appealing: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Rocketf...?id=1218273818721&skuId=1609376&st=rocketfish apple keyboard&cp=1&lp=1
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    The keyboard "dock" you've linked is different from the Apple Wireless Keyboard. The one you've linked is apparently the AWK with an attached "stand" to hold the iPad. The Origami Workstation is designed to work with the AWK alone. The AWK's "barrel" at the top of the keyboard snaps into the Origami Workstation and the OW "folds" back to provide a stand for the iPad.

    Personally, I wouldn't try to use any keyboard for serious typing while "lying down" but I suspect the OW may be more suitable than the dock (as pictured in your link.) The top of the OW folds into two triangles that attach to one another and provide a more stable stand than the dock.
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    Yeah, it sounds like the OW and AWK is the way to go. I just wasn't sure because that is a combined $100, but the AWK w/the dock included is $70, just like the AWK w/out dock.

    Still deciding between this and the Rocketfish; I'm hoping someone has the AWK w/dock and can share their experience about lying down with it.
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    I would say apple wireless, Bluetooth keyboard is great for the job in every circumstance.

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