Do you do a lot of typing on your iPad?
Do you use a keyboard?
There are many different styles of keyboards to use with an iPad.
Some keyboards are actually included as part of a case. The good: you always have it with you. The bad: you always have it with you (making the iPad a bit heavier and less portable).
There are also external stand-alone keyboards. The good: they are often full size, familiar-to-your-fingers type keyboards. The bad: because they are stand-alone, you’ll need a stand for your iPad, and you’ll need to bring along all the pieces if you need to travel.
In addition to the case-included keyboards and stand-alone keyboards are many others, all attempting to give you the best typing experience combined with ease of use and a best effort to maintain portability.
I have often been asked for advice in choosing a keyboard, and unfortunately I have none. No opinion. No advice. Nada. I still use my notebook computer for my heavy typing, and so I have had no need to select a keyboard.
Most recently, Lori, one of my friendly blog readers asked the question: I want to get an external keyboard to use to write stories. What do you recommend for keyboards (that might double as a case)
It’s a great question, and I am quite curious myself.
So please please, readers-of-this-blog, if you have a keyboard that you use with your iPad, would you please tell us about it? Both Lori and I would be very interested in what you have to share …..
And in the meantime, here are several relatively recent links to some great reviews about iPad keyboards.
9 best iPad Keyboards: March 2013 ZDNet
Buying Guide: Find the best iPad keyboard March 2013 Macworld
Five Best iPad Keyboards lifehacker