Posts Tagged ‘ipad’

Giving Your Tablet A Keyboard

For many users touch screen typing is an awkward rather frustrating activity. Thankfully there is a growing range of keyboards available for use with tablets on the market. Microsoft recently launched its new Surface tablet which comes complete with two choices of keyboards that also function as covers. Offering the keyboard as part of the deal, Microsoft’s newest creation is aiming to compete with Apple’s iPad for dominance in the tablet market. We’ve had a look at some of the keyboards that are available.

Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad

The Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad is arguably the best for available for iPad owners. It is a compact unit which can connect with your iPad, iPod touch and iPhone wirelessly via Bluetooth, offering you a good level of remote connectivity. The individual keys are not too small and there is a good level of responsiveness when in use which can sometimes be a problem when using wireless technology. It comes equipped with a solid carrying case for your keyboard which doubles as a stand for your tablet, giving added versatility.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Keyboard Dock

This is a comfortable soft touch keyboard that features an integrated charging and media dock. The tablet sits neatly in the dock and makes the galaxy tab much easier to navigate, improving the user experience. The keyboard has extra keys that are very responsive and allow you to access key features on your tablet without any difficulty. This keyboard is a solid choice for anyone wanting to improve the usability of their Galaxy Tablet. 

Kensington KeyFolio Keyboard

Kensington have produced a range of keyboard cases for both iPad and android tablets. Flexible and easy to set up, the combination of the case and the keyboard gives a lot of versatility whilst providing your tablet with a durable case that protects the tablet from the wear of daily use. This wireless enabled keyboard features a reliable rechargeable battery and spill proof keys for any minor accidents you might have whilst out and about!

Lenovo Tablet Keyboard

Lenovo’s latest computer/tablet hybrid functions as an ultrabook that can tranform into a touchscreen tablet. It attempts to give users the best of both worlds, with the functionality of a laptop and the portable convenience of a tablet.  The keyboard is only accessible when in its laptop form which will cause problems for those of us who do not enjoy using touchscreen typing for tablets. The general versatility of the whole hybrid product does make up for this however, as if you are totally against typing to the touchscreen all you need to do is flip the screen over and say hello to your laptop again!

Thanks to Les from the Snugg for this post. Les loves all things mobile and contributes to a number of tech blogs. Check out the latest iPad keyboards by The Snugg at Amazon.

Your Gadgets Budget: Tech That You Need

Buying all the latest technology can get a little bit expensive, and especially if you like to have the top brands like Apple and the top specs. However while some of these devices might be unnecessary, and you certainly don’t always need top of the range devices, it is certainly true that spending money on computing is generally money well spent as it can greatly help you to save time and be more efficient in the long term. In fact if you run a business or are high up in a company then you can look at things like laptops and iPads as an investment, and you may actually be able to claim the money back on your tax return.

So which items and devices do you really need and which should you consider on your budget? Here we will look at some of the different items that you should really consider spending the money on. And if you can save money on these devices by claiming back tax, or by paying on finance, then that’s all the more reason to buy.

Ultrabook/Netbook 

Having an ultrabook or a netbook if you don’t already is incredibly liberating and it’s something that everyone should have if they ever work away from home. This way you have a mini computer capable of doing almost everything a desktop computer can do allowing you to accomplish the same productivity and to browse the web – but at the same time it benefits from a long battery life and will fit in your bag without you hardly noticing a difference in weight.

Smartphone

Still though a netbook has to be on if you are going to benefit from it, and this means that you can miss important e-mails or be unable to work in tight spaces/when you’re short on time. Having a smart phone gets around these problems in multiple ways by enabling you to quickly access your device on the go without needing to sit down at a table, and this in turn means that you can get and respond to incoming e-mails, work with spreadsheets and word documents, and genrally increase your productivity several fold while also providing a better service for clients and colleagues.

Tablet

A tablet might seem like something of an excess if you already have a smartphone and an ultrabook, but actually once you have one it quickly becomes apparent just how useful they are. The real benefit here is that you have a decide that enables you to interact with clients and take notes in a way that is intuitive, graphical and sociable. If you want to show a client a portfolio, or if you want to take notes while surveying a property, then the iPad is what you need. And it does need to be an iPad if you really want to impress clients.

GPS

If you don’t already have Sat Nav for your car then this is a device that will easily save you a lot of money and is well worth the expense. In terms of how much earlier you will arrive places and how many more people you can see, and in terms of how much less petrol you will use it will undoubtedly pay for itself.

Hi, I am Keith. While I own a number of devices, I believe that the four listed above make the core set. I bought a buy now pay later iPad recently and I love the new iPad.

XSense Bendable Touchscreens

Atmel a touchscreen manufacturing company has contributed to the touchscreen available on devices such as the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Tab. Their XSense technology is a super-thin film based touch sensor that can bend and shape into object while maintaining the accuracy of viewing and touching. I can envision some very cool tablets made out of this. Checkout the video to see it in action.

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