LookingForLissa Product Review: Kensington Keyfolio (iPad stand and keyboard)
Posted by Lissa on February 28, 2012
The short version: I like it. A LOT.
The longer version: For someone who types as much and as fast* as I do, the iPad keys are irksome. They’re large . . . but not QUITE large enough to type normally. The electronic keys mean that just as you’re starting to get up a rhythm autocorrect will pop up and ruin your day. (Damn you, autocorrect!!)
As long as I’d had the iPad I’d been using one of those magnetic cases that shuts off the device once closed (yeah, I do miss that feature). But in the interest of more and easier typing – and posting – I purchased this doohickey. (Yes, that’s one of the reasons I’ve been posting more – it got easier.)
I love it. The keyboard is small but not unreasonably so; the entire case/stand is bulkier than just a cover but I can still easily fit it into my purse; the keyboard pops out if you want to adjust the screen to a shallower angle. It was simple to hook up and I’ve charged it up once in the past month. Best of all, the iPad knows when you’re using a Bluetooth keyboard and disappears the on-screen keyboard so you have a larger viewing area.
Bottom line: Two thumbs up! A very nice purchase and a very good investment. I’m pleased.
*I used to be able to type 90 words a minute with no more than two errors. No way in hell can I approach that any more, but I’m still pretty quick.