AmazonBasics Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad

AmazonBasics Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad

When at my desk, my MacBook Air works in clamshell mode while connected to an external display, an Apple Bluetooth keyboard, and a Magic Trackpad. For the times I want to do a lot of writing on my iPad I have to un-pair the Bluetooth keyboard from my Mac and re-pair it to my iPad.

And so I bought this AmazonBasics Bluetooth keyboard. It is specifically laid out for use on an iPad and/or iPhone. It has a button to show/hide the iPad’s on-screen keyboard, a button for taking you to the iOS Home screen, and a button for launching iOS Spotlight. It’s inexpensive for a Bluetooth keyboard ($40) and the build quality is actually quite nice. It is a little bit smaller than the Apple wireless keyboard. If you’re in need of a secondary wireless keyboard for whatever reason, this gadget is a good value.

(My only disappointment was that after I bought this keyboard from Amazon, I discovered the Origami Workstation. And the Origami case is custom designed to work specifically with the Apple Bluetooth keyboard.)