The MTNA 2014 conference begins this weekend and I am very much looking forward to it! (Will I see you there?)
I plan to take notes from the sessions on my iPad Mini. With this in mind, I decided to invest in a keyboard case for it. Here is the one I picked: the ZAGGkeys Folio.
I was in search for a Bluetooth keyboard that would securely attach to my iPad Mini. Many keyboard designs have a slot where the iPad sits (like this one), which I imagine works well on a tabletop surface — but might not be as secure when balanced on one’s lap as will be the case at conferences. In addition, the slot design does not allow for multiple viewing angles.
I debated between the ZAGGkeys Cover and the ZAGGkeys Folio but ultimately chose the Folio design because its design protects the backside of the iPad. The ZAGGkeys Cover does not protect the back when it is being used as a keyboard, although it does has the advantage of having a nearly 360 degree hinge that allows the keyboard to fold around back so that the iPad can be used/held as a tablet.
I have tested my new ZAGGkeys Folio out a few times since it arrived last week and have been very pleased with how well it works. It has back-lit keys. And it did not take long for my fingers to adjust to the smaller-sized keys. The Bluetooth connection nearly instantly and the battery life is supposed to last up to three months between charges if used 2-3 hours a day.
I’m super excited to use my new gadget next week at MTNA!