Jun 11 2010
The one thing I’ve hated doing since I picked up the iPad was anything involving typing. The concept of touching icons with a fingertip works in a wonderfully intuitive manner. But when you have to type out a password or anything longer than a tweet, it’ frustrating an slow. So I got the Boss’s (aka wife’s) permission to pick up the Apple wireless keyboard.
I’ve only had the keyboard for an hour and this is the first serious typing I’ve done on it, but in this short test it seems to be at least as responsive and tactile as any of the much larger keyboards I use on a daily basis. It’s incredibly thin and light, but it holds it’s place on the table, no skittering across the surface if I type too aggressively. Overall the feel is good and the slightly small keys don’t seem to inhibit my typing at all, despite my large hands.
I’ll be flying to the FIRST conference tomorrow and hope to live blog some of the presentations while I’m there. Between the iPad itself, a Verizon Mifi 2200 and the keyboard, I think I have a winning combination of easily packable blogging gear. Now to see if my suppositions match the reality at all.