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Which keyboard do you prefer for your iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by Joei, Apr 14, 2011.

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    Which keyboard do you prefer for your iPad 2? Apple's wireless or Bluetooth? Why?
    Are there any other better options in the market?
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    I got the Zagg 2, and I love it...
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    How long will your battery last if you use a Bluetooth keyboard like Zagg?
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    I have not noticed a big drop, I only use it 20-30 minutes at a time.
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    I have a folding Bluetooth keyboard - you can buy them from Amazon - and it's real small when folded and in its faux leather case. Very convenient for carrying around with the iPad - weighs next-to-nothing too. It has non-rechargeable batteries, but they last about a month of fairly intense use. The keyboard has some additional iPad specific keys - the Home button is useful - as well as cursor control keys.

    Its small size means that it's no trouble to carry around with the iPad itself. The on-screen keyboard is fine for very occasional use but, if you're a touch typist, then it's no good for extended typing sessions. For that, the folding keyboard is great.

    Tim
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    I use a zagg.I enjoy it alot. I don't everbused the screen keyboard at all !!!
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    Do you remember the brand?
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    I have an original iPad but I really like my ZaggMate cover and keyboard combination. It protects the screen really well and I have not noticed any battery drainage issues (with either the keyboard or the iPad). I bought the ZaggMate in February and it is still on it's original charge.
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    Freedom BTFRICON Version 4.0 i-Connect Bluetooth Folding Keyboard for iPhone 4 / 3GS / 3G / iPad
    by Freedom

    I also have the iGo folding keyboard, but it's no longer made

    Tim
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    Zagg seems lime a really good keyboard but I got the iPad 2 for its lightness. Still not keen on the idea of lugging a keyboard (which is attached to my iPad) around :)
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    It just looks heavy :)
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    I got the Apple wireless keyboard when I got my iPad2 at Best Buy. Works great with no lag at all, and it's pretty light and looks good.

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    I'm leaning towards getting that as well. Thanks!

    I guess the next question would be a sleeve that could carry both the iPad and the Apple bluetooth keyboard :p
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    Just like the look of the apple keyboard. A perfect match with the iPad.
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    I've been using SFBags products for years. They wear like iron and continue to look brand new after other bags have disintegrated. My laptop bag and inner sleeve (very much like the Travel Express iPad bag) have seen many thousands of travel and abuse and still look as good as the day I bought them.

    Waterfield bags are expensive but they're a very good investment. And you're supporting folks in San Francisco who make them.
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    I'm using the Zaggmate case+keyboard and really like it. Granted, I've only had it for about 2 weeks, but I'd recommend it based on I've found so far. I was pleased to find when I received it that it carries the Logitech name. Not sure if that's only for the keyboard, but I always feel like they put out solid products. It's nice to have a cover and keyboard in one package.
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    I was thinking of getting the Apple wireless keyboard. The Origami stand and case for it looks interesting too and doesn't look like it would take up much room in my bag (which is getting heavier all the time!) I think I've ruled out the iPad keyboard dock - it just doesn't seem as useful for what I want. What do you all have or are thinking if getting?
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    I use the Zaggmate wireless keyboard/case combo. LOVE IT! I can type and have many functions on the keyboard just like my iMac. Then, when I am through using my iPad 2, just turn it over (face down), put in the case and it is ready to go. You can carry it with the aluminum showing on both sides or put the Zaggmate with your iPad into another case. I use the Incase case, too, if I am traveling. The bluetooth was so quick to set up and then I am ready to go. I first bought an Apple wireless keyboard which works flawlessly, but I could not figure out how to take it with me easily. After I saw the Zaggmate case/keyboard and the reviews I bought one at Best Buy (they have the one for iPad original and iPad 2). Works great. Of course I like my Apple wireless keyboard and now use it with my iMac.
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