Anyone serious about typing on the iPad will have to look for alternatives to the iPad’s inbuilt QWERTY keyboard. The Bluetooth enabled Apple Wireless Keyboard is the perfect substitute to the iPad’s inbuilt keyboard and comes packed with a few bonus features.
The Apple Wireless Keyboard uses the iPad’s inbuilt Bluetooth capabilities to provide an easy and non-restrained typing experience for iPad users that doesn’t involve mashing fingers against the iPad’s interface or docking a keyboard to the iPad – like with the iPad Keyboard Dock or the iPad’s inbuilt QWERTY keypad.
Setting up the Apple Wireless Keyboard to work with your iPad is fairly painless. Press the Apple Wireless Keyboard’s power button (located on its right side) until the green indicator light appears and configure your iPad’s Bluetooth settings to recognize the Apple Wireless Keyboard and you’re all set up for a non LCD finger mashing typing experience on the iPad.
The Apple Wireless Keyboard has a stylish aluminum casing, white Chiclet styled keys (48 keys total), a plastic back panel, and a circular back slant that holds two AA batteries (included), a power button, and sits the Apple Wireless Keyboard at a comfortable and ergonomic slant for easy typing.
Apple’s Wireless Keyboard for the iPad and Mac computers takes up 24% less space than traditional keyboards, is incredibly thin, and has a featherweight design. Though, this Bluetooth enabled keyboard is slim and sleek, the aluminum casing allows it to be strong, durable, and suitable for typing on the go.
The Chiclet styled keyboard of the Apple Wireless Keyboard is quiet to the touch and the spaced out Chiclet design allows for easy cleaning and maintenance while on the go with your iPad. The Bluetooth enabled Apple Wireless Keyboard features scaled down QWERTY keys, a directional pad, and media control keys that allow skipping tracks on the iPad while typing, adjusting the brightness of the iPad’s display, sound adjustments, and ejecting the keyboard when you want to go back to mashing your fingers against the iPad in order to type.
Whether you’re used to typing on a PC or Mac, using the Apple Wireless Keyboard when typing on the iPad will make you feel right at home – whether you’re professional or novice typist. Apple’s Bluetooth keyboard for the iPad is a neat alternative to the Apple iPad Keyboard Dock and the inbuilt QWERTY pad of the iPad, but there are still a few things that aren’t ideal.
The keys on the Apple Wireless Keyboard are a tad bit smaller than the average keyboard and while it’s easy to adjust to, it could still put a damper on those used to typing with full keyboards; If you’re an accountant or used to data input, the lack of the 10-key num pad of the Apple Wireless Keyboard can be a drag; and the price tag of this Bluetooth keyboard comes a little steep at $69.99.
Overall the Bluetooth enabled Apple Wireless Keyboard for the iPad is a well rounded Bluetooth keyboard that’ll turn your iPad into a mini laptop and make typing a lot more comfortable. The $69.99 price tag might scare a few people away from this product, but I’ve found it to be very useful – heck, I used it to type this article on my iPad. Ciao.
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