I brought this up already in an earlier post and by now it is save to say that I have developed a bit of a keyboard problem. This time I got, during a quick shopping trip to Sweden, my hands on the Logitech-Ultrathin Keyboard Cover. Since I still sport a 3rd gen iPad and the cover was on sale for a mere 23€, it was hard to resist.
Often have I looked at this keyboard and thought it would be nice to try, but the original price-tag of about a hundred Euros ticked me off. But at this price I ran out of excuses.
Since both my iPad and this cover can be considered vintage in internet years at this point[^-361149544], I can’t add anything that hasn’t been said already somewhere else about the cover/iPad setup, other than, that I actually like this.
I always thought to have an external-external keyboard, that is, one that is not connected to the iPad, would be easier to handle. I don’t necessarily have to schlepp around the keyboard everywhere, but it turns out is setup is actually rather neat. Typing on this keyboard feels much better than on the Keyboard-To-Go, besides it’s similar size, also I don’t have to have a table around, which I don’t always have. Still, it took a little while to get used to, but by now I am equally fast[^-361149544] as on a full-sized keyboard.
Since I purchased the keyboard and the started to write this post have passed almost two months and I can say I enjoy this kind of setup a lot and would not want to go back to my previous one. It’s flexible, light and as an extra bonus I enjoy that I have now finally a good place to put the stickers on.
I hope that I still at least one more year of use out of the iPad, since it is holding strong and the keyboard will be a good companion for it during this time.
And here’s a little bonus tip: Double-tapping on the Home button on the keyboard opens the Multitasking-interface, which I find very helpful.
Both of the devices are at them moment around three years old. I guess this almost makes me a hipster. Since my iPad still works fine, I hope to get at least one more year out of it. This is of course largely depends on how long it will support the latest OS. ↩
Or slow, pick one ↩