The iPad is great. It is the undisputed leader of the tablet market. It is quick, responsive, powerful,sleek and glamorous. It is what other tablets want to be.
But, as a tool for writing, is it more useful than a netbook of even half the price? I do npt think so – not on its own at least.
For journalists, writers, bloggers, copywriters and students, the iPad in its current format can’t compete with a netbook simply because it doesn’t have a physical keyboard – and yes, I know oneof the major differences between a tablet and a netbook is the lack of a keyboard – which has its benefits, but it also has its significant drawbacks.
Yes,iPad has an on-screen keyboard and yes it works. Don’t get me wrong, for a quick email or status update it works a treat. But have you ever tried to write a 3000 word essay on it, let alone a novel? Kudos if you have, but I doubt very much that you would say the experience comes anywhere near, let alone outstrips the same task done on a netbook or laptop.
Adonit Writer Keyboard Case
There have been several attempts made by various manufacturers to create a keyboard for the iPad.
Pretty much all of them have been seriously floored though, usually poor typing responsiveness,
bulkiness or just sheer hideousness.
Adonit are one manufacturer though that seems to have cracked it. They have created a keyboard
case for the iPad that is slim, the keyboard uses scissor-action keys like on quality netbooks, the responsiveness is excellent, the case easy to remove if you want, the battery excellent too and it doesn’t half look bad either. That was just the first generation of the ‘Adonit Writer’. Since then they have made it even better, slimmer, lighter, more responsive and even more attractive. The Adonit Writer Plus is an example of what you can achieve if you don’t rest on your laurels – and more importantly, makes the iPad a serious tool for any professional or aspiring writer.
The Adonit Writer Plus is available to buy from Adonit UK, the official distributor of Adonit products