Friday, April 9, 2010

iPad Keyboard/Dock Combo - Must Have If You Do A Lot Of Writing

When the iPhone first appeared on the market, I thought wouldn't it be great if there was a way to connect an external keyboard. Months later, I thought the same. Then after a year or so, I finally gave up. Then the iPad. Along the way, before Steve Jobs officially unveiled it to the world, I thought it would be great to have a keyboard with a dock for the iPad. After all the screen is large enough for people who want to use it to write papers or the next bestseller.



Well, it's here. I actually got it yesterday but I didn't get to try it out until just now. In fact, if not for the expected tardiness of my friends, I wouldn't have the opportunity to do this.

So, first impressions. The keyboard is just the like the regular keyboard for the Mac. Elegantly designed. The dock at the back kind of sticks out but since I'm not able to provide a solution, I'm not one to criticize it. There are dedicated buttons for the iPad. Home, search, brightness, slideshow. There are also controls for the iPod as well as volume control.

Interestingly there are the control, option, and Apple keys but I haven't been to figure out what purpose they service since there aren't any hot keys available.

I'll be back with more in a bit with more. Friends are here.

-- Post From My iPad

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