Productivity: Do you still want a Keyboard for your iPad?

Most of my clients and colleagues are hauling around an iPad just as I am … and when we’re meeting together, iPads at the ready, someone always asks, “Have you ever used a keyboard with your iPad?”

Belkin Keypad for iPad March 2013
Belkin Keypad for iPad | © 2013 Belkin International,Inc

If you’re one of the 100 million+ users of the iPad, you’ve probably struggled with typing on its sleek glass face and wondered the same thing.

I just returned from the Social Media Marketing World event in San Diego. When I attend conferences, meetings or other events like that where it’s inconvenient to carry around my briefcase all day … that’s when I think of this option yet one more time.

There is one advantage to typing on your iPad

Without the keyboard, I’m usually typing on the glass surface (unless I’m taking handwritten notes on my iPad, an option we’ll discuss another time).

If I’m in the right mood, I find some real value in the more demanding process that typing on the iPad requires … because it slows you down and makes each idea a little crisper … each word a little more thoughtful … so sometimes, it’s worth the time … but …

Belkin is announcing the latest wireless keyboard

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Belkin is just coming out with their latest response to this dilemma. It’s wireless and works with all of the iPad versions except the first generation.

Here is a short NY Times review about the Ultimate Keyboard Case, or you can visit Belkin’s site to learn more about it before its release in mid-April. (Note: This is NOT an affiliate link and is only provided to share some information that you might find helpful.)

Question: Are you going to buy a keyboard for your iPad? Is it something you can’t live without or have you resigned yourself to love your iPad without it?

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