Adonit Writer I for iPad
I finally received my Adonit Writer I. The Adonit Writer I is a Bluetooth keyboard and cover combination. So far, I quite like it. I note that the keyboard, while it has a nice response, is very small and won’t work well for some users without a lot of practice. I’m accustomed to using laptop keyboards, and was fairly comfortable after about ten minutes.
I do notice that I need to be very careful about bumping the screen lock key when reaching for the Delete key. Oddly, some of the iPad’s keyboard shortcuts, like pressing the spacebar twice for a period and trailing space don’t work.
But The Adonit Writer makes things like blogging much easier than using the digital on-screen iPad keyboard. I’ll likely keep trying other keyboards as well, but I was primarily looking for something to use while away from home, and the Adonit Writer I does look like it will serve that purpose quite well. I’m still thinking about an Apple Bluetooth keyboard for home use as an alternative to my laptop, in case of emergency.
Adonit makes the Adonit Writer for iPad 1 for first generation iPads, and Adonit the Adonit Writer 2 for iPad 2 for second generation iPads. Both are available from Amazon.
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The double-space-for-period shortcut doesn’t work with any Bluetooth keyboard that I’ve found (including Apple’s own). At a guess, that functionality is coded into the touchscreen keyboard’s spacebar button, not any low-level input routines. :/
As much as I’m really liking the Adonit, I will admit that noticing that Amazon has the ZAGGmate Aluminun iPad 1Case with Integrated Bluetooth Keyboard on sale for about $73.00 has me tempted . . .