Do you use a Keyboard?

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Do you use a keyboard?

  1. Yes

    83 vote(s)
    43.7%
  2. No

    89 vote(s)
    46.8%
  3. Soon

    18 vote(s)
    9.5%
  1. SweetPoison
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    That is my question. Not what kind, color or where you got it. ;)
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    Yes - the on-screen keyboard is too difficult for touch typing.

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    Tim ~ did you vote, babe? I'm not seeing that little bar goin up.:p
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    Oh - yes - and, when I looked, 100% of Members used keyboards - a poll sample of exactly 1 (me)...:D

    So that's settled that...

    Tim
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    Yeah, when it comes to typing more than a few words, you betcha that I'm grabbing the keyboard! I still have to look at the screen and, essentially, hunt and peck with the iPad one. Whereas, with a Bluetooth keyboard I can breeze along with my touch-typing.

    Bluetooth keyboard FTW! :D

    Marilyn
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    I don't and I voted!

    I may give it a try sooner or later but as of now I don't use keyboard.
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    You mean you wouldn't like to know all those other interestin' facts? The horror! The horror!
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    No. The longest things I type on iPad are emails. I considered a keyboard, but figured I'd end up not using it, because I don't want to tote around more weight.

    For serious typing, I have netbooks and laptops, and use a PC for work.
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    I need help in choosing my second keyboard

    I got my first case/keyboard through Amazon that's anything but easy to get around on. I'm needing help in figuring out which brand to go with next. I'm right now drawn to the ClamCase and the Crux but I can't figure out which one would work better. Anyone out there who can explain why one is better than the other would be appreciated from the bottom of my heart.

    While the on screen keyboard works, it's very limiting for those of us who really do touch type like there's no tomorrow hence I want the extra keyboard I can type faster on. We need a keyboard we can really plunk out everything on. There's a new Crux that's coming out this fall that even includes a glide pad on the bottom plus additional batteries built in so we have even longer run times. At $250 plus S & H it's not cheap, but it really can make this IPad a duel machine. Then there's the normal Crux and the ClamCase that offer the keyboard but no mouse option that I still miss. I need help - in fact that's why I joined this really fun group that's becoming nearly as addictive as the IPad II.
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    I have the Apple wireless k/b and IMO it is an absolute dream: full size, responsive, positive. I love it. With batteries it weighs 11 ounces, and feels much lighter than that. I highly recommend it.
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    This is me ^;)
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    But it's still 50:50 - come on, keyboards!!

    Tim
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    Okay, I'll bite Tim! I use a keyboard and the iPad. Keyboard for all those long emails and for my diary HD app. It's easier for us trained typists to use.

    sent with love from my iPad on IPF
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    Yes, for when I have lots of typing to do but no for short typing spells, not that I type many short spells, I leave that to Harry Potter!

    The Archangel
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    I would probably have voted 'no', but since my BT keyboard was gifted me I feel obliged to sometimes use it. Mainly for longer texts like blogs and when I need faster typing (which happens quite rarely )...

    //Stefan
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    I have one that doubles as a stand, and a case. It's indispensible when i'm getting inundated with instant messages and e-mails while trying to goof off!
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    Nope
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    Rarely, but I do keep one paired and handy in case I need/want it.
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    Buggrit, I managed to vote 'soon' instead of no. I did have an apple BT keyboard, but I literally just sold it. I thought I would use it for blogs, long emails and the productivity apps (pages, numbers etc). However, I have found that the enhanced functionality of the on-screen kb is too useful to miss. Hold down a key and get every variation of the accents etc, or additional punctuation options. Automatic expansion of .com addresses, auto capitals at the start of a sentence and the really handy double space to add a full stop. Also, the custom keyboard for data entry in numbers for example is needed to enter data, formulae etc which the physical kb cant do

    So, back to the OSK for me.....

    iWant my iCloud
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    Keyboards are winning though! I still don't have a good solution for sub and superscript though.

    sent with love from my iPad on IPF

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