Do you mostly use your iPad with an external keyboard, or without? Do you hold the iPad in your hands, or prop it up with a stand?
- I usually use the iPad with a hardware keyboard
- I hold the iPad in my hands when I use it.
- I put the iPad on a stand when I’m using it
Until literally last night, I’ve been a without-keyboard guy. I held the iPad in my hands. If I wanted to write something, I thumb-typed it. A couple of times a week I had too much to write and I took out an external keyboard, opened it up, and got to work with that.
But yesterday late afternoon in the shower, I got to thinking about how if I just rested the iPad on the keyboard, and the keyboard on my lap, I could still read comfortably. And when I wanted to type something, I could just get down to it and type. And I tried it and I like it. So maybe I’m a convert to a new way of using the iPad. And maybe this will be expensive, because now I’m using the 9.7” regular iPad introduced this year, and if I keep going with this I might talk myself into a 12.9” iPad Pro.
BTW, the keyboard I use is the Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard, which seems to have been discontinued. Which is unfortunate, because it is a FANTASTIC keyboard. Comfortable to type on and effortless to set up with the iPad — just open the keyboard and it’s on and Bluetooth connected, place the iPad into the slot at the top and you’re good to go. Nothing to attach.