Few things come along that can change the way I “compute”, if you can call it that anymore.
However, during the past Memorial Day weekend, I bought a small Logitech keyboard to go with my iPad mini and have been loving every minute of using it. The problem I formerly had of needing a WiFi connection for using my Macbook Air on the road is no longer. Forget hotspotting even. This keyboard lets me turn my iPad into a true computer with a physical keyboard that is off-screen.
It can go on the road in my backpack or stay at home on my desktop. I can send print jobs wirelessly to a nearby printer if needed. What’s more, I now have a touchscreen monitor by the nature of what an iPad is. If I didn’t have a cable, internet, phone bundle at home ripping me off already, I could get by just fine with going back to just a cellular contract, since the data/internet all comes through my iPhone account with AT&T now.
Even as I wrote much of this blog entry, riding in a car down a country road in upstate New York, it’s as easy as pie. I would encourage more providers and anyone else out there to make life simpler and get a portable keyboard for their iPad. The Logitech one is nice and fits the iPad mini well. It even folds shut, making the bundle slim and sleek, able to slip into a backpack or briefcase in a snap. And it weighs little more than the iPad itself.
I don’t think I would need a computer again. My iPad IS my computer now. I’m sure this sounds like old news to some, but it finally hit me.