When I got my first iPad I almost instantly went out and got a keyboard. The first one I found was by Zagg and it worked as a cover for the glass and also functioned well as a keyboard. Pretty quickly however I dumped the Zagg and just started using the built-in keyboard on the iPad. When I really need to type a lot however I keep an Apple Bluetooth Wireless keyboard stashed in the back of the Explorer but usually it just hibernates there.
Then, I saw a new keyboard from Logitech called Keys-To-Go. This $69 keyboard is compact, covered in a spill-resistant fabric, has three months battery life and does not connect physically to your iPad.
The biggest reduction in overall size was in the Shift, Delete and Return keys while the rest of the keys remained full size. A nice feature, particularly if you’re using it in an office is that the keyboard makes next to no noise even if you really pound on the keys.
Keys-To-Go has dedicated keys for opening Spotlight, launching Siri and can quickly getting you going with taking a screen shot, controlling media playback and adjusting your iPad’s volume.
As I mentioned my go to keyboard is Apple’s Wireless Bluetooth model but I didn’t have any difficulty transitioning to Keys-To-Go. One of the few issues I found with it was that on a smooth surface it moved around but on the wood on my desk everything stayed put.
If you’re looking for a keyboard for your iPad or iPhone for that matter then the Logitech Keys-To-Go is worth a look.
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Gary Woods is the Computer Trainer for the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors and he is a Broker/Associate at Sotheby’s International Realty.