Which keyboard do you prefer for your iPad?

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

  1. Joei

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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.

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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

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  10. Joei

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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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