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Thursday, August 18, 2011

iKeyboard Update: Touch Typing On Your iPad

Today's post will be a little different, in that I will be typing it entirely with my iPad 2 (first time for that, although I have written one on my old iPad before, while on a long flight), and also using a prototype (no pun intended) of the new iKeyboard.

So, how does it feel? Well, I can tell you that I am touch typing, rather than staring at the keyboard on the glass, no longer forced to having my fingers hover uncomfortably over the keys. While using the iPad for typing takes a little practice anyway, the iKeyboard is a great addition. I'm not able to type quite as fast as with a regular keyboard, but part of that is just learning how to use the iPad's keyboard properly.

As I mentioned in my recent article, comparing the iPad with other tablets and their use in law firms, I remain convinced that since the iPad enjoys the biggest share of the market, that keeps the extra innovative accessories coming.

The iKeyboard should be available for purchase (under $50) within a few weeks, and I look forward to trying the production version. If you blog or type quite a bit, and want to use your iPad, it would be worth the money, and you don't need to carry another piece of hardware.

Final note: I did have some trouble getting the image to line up correctly with Safari browser on the iPad. Copying and pasting are certainly more trouble, and scrolling the text in the Blogger window was also difficult. So, the image placement and the last three sentences are courtesy of Chrome browser on my Dell laptop.


  1. I'm not really comfortable typing on an iPad the way I do with normal computer keyboards. Or maybe I'm just used to the iPod Touch.

  2. Although it is indeed "different," at least using the iKeyboard does allow you to feel the keys and keystrokes, so you can touch type. Make sure to read my latest review on the final product: iKeyboard for iPad, Touch Typing, and How Mavis Beacon Changed My Life


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