I’ve been using the Zagg iPad keyboard since May when my equally self-proclaimed tech-geek husband presented it to me on Mother’s Day. At first glance, we were both a little unsure of the new investment as it was a tad heavier than expected. With both the iPad and keyboard inside the case, it felt and looked about the same size and weight as my HP minibook now sitting dusty on the shelf. Which begged the question, “What have we recreated here?”
I charged up the new keyboard with the included adapter and no sooner began typing away as if it were a laptop. Nnice. The keyboard responded easily and was far better than the HP Minibook, whose thumb-mouse is awkwardly positioned vertically, and, well, it’s not a Mac. So how is this better than the MacBook Air or smallest MacBook? My new keyboard case was raising more questions on how to define my iPad, which until moments ago I had deemed more of a lightweight ebook reader and oversized app holder. Did I like the new Zagg case? I definitely LOVED typing on the keyboard into my iPad. This was far better than a Minibook or any other laptop as you just open an app and presto, you’re ready to go without waiting for boot-up time or software to load. It’s smaller size makes it a fabulous alternative for hauling into meetings, airplanes, conferences or elsewhere. The combination iPad and keyboard provides brilliant access on a moment’s notice to anyone who needs or loves to write. On the flip side, I don’t really want all that extra bulk when I use my iPad for other things such as reading, drawing with my art apps, or taking photos or videos. In fact, it’s virtually impossible to shoot or draw anything while fumbling with a keyboard attached. Part of me wasn’t ready to let go of my previous sleek, slip-it-in-a-side-pocket protective case designed to protect my iPad. So was the Zagg Keyboard case a winner? Well, yes. Yes. Indeed. Though I decided to keep both.
Easy to type and control applications
Works with both iPhone and iPad
Bulky/heavy though lighter than a laptop
Limits usability to writing
What kind of case do you like best for your iPad?