I don’t usually gush about a tech gadget. That is, until I found one iPad accessory that has transformed my iPad from a cool toy to an absolute workhorse for my business.
Don’t get me wrong … I already enjoyed my iPad. I could review email, read books on my Kindle app, check up on my friends’ Facebook statuses, and get trounced by my husband on Words with Friends.
In other words, I used my iPad as a toy. It was fun, no doubt, but surely it could do more for me and my business.
When I work, I need to write, and writing anything of length is difficult on the iPad’s screen-based keyboard. So whenever I needed to work outside of my home, I would drag along my laptop.
That is, until I found the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard for my Ipad. This keyboard is the one iPad accessory that pushes the boundaries of what I can do with it. It’s a keyboard that functions as a magnetic, protective cover that automatically wakes my iPad when I open it. Pop it off, lay it flat and I can place my iPad in a groove just above the keys. (See the photo.)
Why This Device is Great for Association Executives, Board Members and Writers:
Glad you asked. It’s a great addition to my iPad for one reason: I have no more issues with typing anything of length. I can tuck it into my purse and pull it out whenever I need it. I can take serious notes, reply at length to my email messages, and write whenever I find my a spare few minutes: in the car line, at the dentist’s waiting room, well, you get the picture. And the best reason I love it? Taking meeting notes no longer requires my laptop. After I get home, I sync with Dropbox to keep important notes and document updates accessible to both devices.
Yes, there are other keyboards, but I love the Logitech Ultrathin’s design. There are a few cons, though. For now, it only works on the iPad 2 and the third generation iPad. It doubles the weight of my iPad, but it is much lighter than carrying around my laptop. Finally, there isn’t a touchpad, but I find I don’t need one.
I’ve had people stop and ask me about it when I am working at Starbuck’s. Honestly, I can’t say enough about how much I like it. The charge lasts around 6 months… no kidding. I have yet to recharge mine.
Here’s a quick video to give you a better ideas the design, which is what makes it different than your typical iPad keyboard/cover:
If you choose to use this keyboard cover, I’d love to know what you think of it.