Arne in Norway wrote last month about losing weight by shifting from an iPad to an iPad Mini for on the go work. He says it was pretty successful:
“So now I am experimenting with using the new iPad Mini only when on travel and in meetings. So far I have used both iPads and the MacBook Air on travel and the iMac at my home office. By using the iPad heavily I have been able to do more or less 75% of my work on the iPad. Only when doing demonstrations I have had to use the MacBook Air.“
I asked Arne in the comments whether he was using the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad mini, and the answer then was “no.” A week or so later Arne purchased said keyboard, and has recently posted his analysis of the keyboard. It’s not a pretty picture:
“… to be honest, it was not worth it. I do love the iPad Mini, for reading, finding info and so on. But for real hard writing work it is simply too small and so is the keyboard. The keys are simply too small for my fingers, which results in a lot of misspelling and make me less productive because I have to do a lot of corrections.
But, done is done. I gave my iPad 2 and its keyboard to one of my daughters. I don’t have the heart to ask her to return it. So I guess I will still use my MacBook Air for the hard work while on travel, and use the iPad Mini for reading and info checking.“
Arne’s reaction pretty much mirrored my expectation, based on what I’d read others had said about the keyboard. Has anyone got it to work in a wildly successful way?
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