Apple BlueTooth keyboard, nice

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by Gary W. Graley, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Gary W. Graley

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    Out on a trip in Muncie IN today, hotel is almost right next door
    to a BestBuy, so stopped in to handle one of the iPad2's, seemed
    nice but I think I'll stick with the iPad I have now for a while.
    BUT, while there, I got to type on one of the BlueTooth keyboards
    by Apple, very sleek, had to get one, glad to have it on hand,


    here are a few images shot in the hotel tonight;

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    the keyboard sits up at a slight angle, automatically due to the cylinder that holds the two AA batteries

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    The keyboard is just a tad longer than the iPad, figure a little over an inch longer,
    but it fits into my 'Satchel' or as my daughter calls it, my Murse, short for Man Purse... she's such a card!
    The keyboard's battery cylinder rests just along side of the iPad while in the leather Satchel in this photo
    I have the iPad pulled out just a bit for the photo, otherwise it fits just right into the pouch...

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    handy deal, MUCH easier for me to type things out than on the iPad itself.
    Impulse buy, but glad to have it now :)

    G2
     
  2. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    Thanks for the great pictures - it looks really nice. How do you find it to type on compared to a 'normal' PC keyboard? I have a folding Bluetooth keyboard which is OK but very flimsy - I guess it almost has to be if it folds - but it's not as natural to type on as a PC...

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  3. Gary W. Graley

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    Thanks, as you can see from the close up photo, the keys extend up for easy finger
    placement, it's overall size is about what my Lenovo T400 notepad keyboard is and
    I feel it types as well as that one does, good tactile feedback from pressing the keys.
    I haven't seen the folding one to comare it to, but I would agree, there is probably
    a compromise made in order to keep it small for portability.
    This one feels rugged, being aluminum, I wouldn't stand on it though ;)
    G2
     
  4. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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    Something really neat is it's stack ability with the iPad, as is shown on the two images, that is if you don't mind carrying the keyboard around unprotected, I certainly don't. That way the keyboard can be carried around while taking up almost no extra space.
     

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  5. MsTapp

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    I don't have my iPad yet, but this keyboard shipped weeks ago. I'm using it with my non-Apple PC.
     
  6. Gary W. Graley

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    I thought about the zagget thing but didn't want to be saddle with both
    all the time, there are times when I'm reading a book or browsing the
    internet that I won't need the keyboard and then I'm free to just hold
    the iPad itself, so for me that's the path I chose, while the z thingy looks
    to be better overall protection, I will stick to the handier carry/use type of style.
    ps, sitting in bed at the hotel now, iPad propped up on a pillow and the
    keyboard on my lap, easier to balance both things, and when finished,
    I can just set the keyboard aside and go back to reading my book :)
    G2
     
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  7. Hayles66

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    I agree. The Bluetooth keyboard only comes out when more typing is needed but away for smaller jobs. I'm a trained typist but I have never been what you would call a texter as the keys have always been annoying on mobiles. It was the main reason I bought the iPhone as the keys were much bigger ( more so landscape). The keyboard is light and easy to carry around.
     
  8. Sam4msu

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    I love my Apple keyboard. I used to use one of those folding keyboards back in the Palm days and always thought it was lacking. I could type on my Apple one for hours and not miss my fullsized keyboard other than the number pad and you can get a bluetooth number pad if you are so inclined.
     
  9. Hasty

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    Another keyboard fan here.
    Works so well with the iPad.
     
  10. Gary W. Graley

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    The only thing I do wish it had was a trim cover to keep the keys from being
    pressed while transporting it, other than that, love it ;)

    G2
     

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