Is it worth to get a keyboard for iPad?

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lovercase

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I got a iPad 3 three weeks ago, I already bought case, stand for it, and I'm considering if it's worth to get a keyboard for my iPad 3. If it's worth, then which one is better, I need some recommendation.
 

up10ad

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I have the Logitech Ultrathin iPad Keyboard and love it. Besides being an excellent keyboard, it is also a front cover that attaches using the build-in magnet points on the iPad. It adds an extra 4mm of thickness and looks great with its aluminum-matched protective cover. The only caveat is that it doesn't protect the back of the iPad so I installed a Zagg full-cover shield on the back.
 

psylichon

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Depends on how much you type and how much you like the virtual keyboard. For me and how I use the iPad 90% of the time, the virtual keyboard and voice dictation is plenty for me. But being a touch-typer, it's nice to have some actual keys under the fingers for long emails and documents. I have the camera connection kit and just use a standard USB keyboard through that for the rare times I need it.
 
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This is the point, it depends on how much you use your device for typing. But I would say that if you're wondering about having an keyboard, you probably need one ! ;-)
 

Mugwhamp

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I am a schoolteacher and use my third-generation iPad daily. I do not have a keyboard but rely exclusively on dictation. The dictation feature has been extremely effective for me and much speedier than using a keyboard. In fact I'm using it right now.


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Bonniea

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I got a zagg case that came with a keyboard and I like it when I use evernote or pages. I don't like that the zagg case is not adjustable as far as the angle though
 

greenyoga

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I got a iPad 3 three weeks ago, I already bought case, stand for it, and I'm considering if it's worth to get a keyboard for my iPad 3. If it's worth, then which one is better, I need some recommendation.
Why not buy a bluetooth keyboard case? You won't need to buy a keyboard with this case,and it's much convenient and portable that a case and another keyboard.
Just like this one:
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Ohmster

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Dictation is awesome, but not an option in meetings. The Apple BT keyboard has been very useful for note taking in such settings.
 

nealh

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I bought a BT KB from Luvvitt, less expensive than Logitech and it acts like a Smart Cover but has a stand and the iPad can't fall over!
 

jadmorffier

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I have the Logitech Ultrathin iPad Keyboard and love it. Besides being an excellent keyboard, it is also a front cover that attaches using the build-in magnet points on the iPad. It adds an extra 4mm of thickness and looks great with its aluminum-matched protective cover. The only caveat is that it doesn't protect the back of the iPad so I installed a Zagg full-cover shield on the back.
I'm getting the very same keyboard/front cover for Christmas so I'm yet to use it. I already have a nice, clear and slim Belkin snap-on back cover that I hope I can keep on while the iPad sits in the magnetic slot on the Logitech Ultrathin keyboard.

Just out of curiosity, what does the keyboard sound like when typing? I find this question very important when looking for a good keyboard. :) Like when I shop for a new car, the sound the car door makes when it closes is very important. ;)


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