Posts Tagged ‘Keyboard’

First week with my new iPad

August 7th, 2010 6 comments

iPadFirst of all – i’m editing this post with my MB Pro. I tried to do it with the iPad… but the article was too long and there are issues. Issues like the keyboard… read more:

The beginning:
Unboxing was a little bit suprising because the box was much bigger than the iPad itself. Unlike for Apple because they try to avoid too much packaging material these a days.ย In the box there’s of course the iPad itself and a little paper wallet containing the warrenty certificate and a sheet with infos how to proceed.ย And there’s the charger with the USB connection cable… But the charger wasn’t needed because of the fact that the iPad was charged fully.

Next step:
Contacting iTunes – so i had to startup my MB pro and connect my iPad via the USB-cable.

Setting up the iPad is easy at all. After connection iTunes automatically starts up and the first backup of the device takes place. Select the content you want (don’t forget to get iBooks from the iTunes store!) and organize the apps with the designated tool in iTunes. Really easy – and for those of us already owning a iPhone / iPod – nothing new.

Yes – that’s the point i stick to. iBooks only shows up FREE books which are Project Gutenberg related – nothing else. But I’ve heard that ‘Random House’ already has a signed up contract with Apple for their books ย to be available within the Austrian Apple-Store. We’ll have to wait..

Movies? – No movies there, no TV-series. Only podcasts.

Alternative contents:
You are able to put your own videos into iTunes – this is what I’ve done before the iPad – this is what I’ll do now ๐Ÿ™‚
Books? Well – use Stanza – this app allows you to add ePub documents which are available through the internet. And of course PDFs. But PDFs are not so nice to be handled within the iPad as eBooks are.

Differences to the iPhone:
There are differences.

Safari. There’s no ‘Search within this page’ feature as you have on the MB Pro. I’m missing it really.

I – and my family – love the iPad. For reading. Surfing. Watching movies. Using Apps.
It’s so easy to browse the content you want. Flash? Not missing at all. Most of the internet sites I’m used to visit already switched to HTML5. Videos are available… Ads are not missed.
You’re able to write emails – if they aren’t too long. You’re able to post on your blog – if the article isn’t too long. There are things you can do with the iPad perfectly – others are… well – not horrible… but simply not convenient.

Give it away again? No. Never. ๐Ÿ™‚

All the issues I had are solved by giving the iPad settings a closer look. Settings I’ve done month’s ago on the iPhone ๐Ÿ™‚

Categories: Apple, iPad, iPhone, MacBook Pro, Movie, Music

Virtual Keyboards

January 5th, 2010 No comments

This keyboard is really nice. You just connect your iPhone via Bluetooth with the iTech Virtual Keyboard and here we go:

I-Tech Virtual Laser Keyboard

Virtual Laser Keyboard

There is now a solution available to use this keyboard in reality. You have to use a jailbroken iPhone – but that’s not a real problem ๐Ÿ˜‰

At ENGADGET you’ll find a video of this setup – iPhone, Virtual Keyboard AND the new Magic Mouse…

So this would be a solution for that ones writing really much on their iPhones and / or those of us which are not that happy with that little virtual keyboard Apple is providing.

The price is hot: $ 169.99 with the english keyboard layout. You need different keyboard layout? Well, there’s no german one – but you can purchase a russian one…

Categories: Apple, iPhone