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The best writing and drawing accessories to use with Office for iPad

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Microsoft are set to announce Office for iPad in a special press event tomorrow. In honour of the occasion, we’re taking a look at the very best accessories for writing, drawing and working on the iPad Air.

5. Logitech K760 Wireless Bluetooth Solar Keyboard for Apple Devices

The most popular part of Office has long been Word, and to really make the most of its appearance on iPad you’ll need a proper keyboard. There are a lot of good Bluetooth keyboards on the market, but very few of them approach the quality of Logitech’s K760. The keyboard is similar to Apple’s popular Wireless Keyboard, with a row of Apple-specific functions along the top. The keyboard is also solar powered, meaning you’ll never need to charge it – just use it in a lit area and it’ll gain enough energy to keep it charged. Finally, the K760 works with a range of Apple devices (and Android / Windows too), and can swap between up to three connected devices with a press of a button. The one downside to this keyboard is it doesn’t include a stand for the iPad, so you’ll need to pick one up separately.

Logitech K760 Wireless Bluetooth Solar Keyboard    Logitech K760 Wireless Bluetooth Solar Keyboard

4. Kensington KeyFolio Executive Case for iPad Air

The Kensington KeyFolio is another good option, propping up your iPad in a laptop-like position with the keyboard sitting below. That makes for a comfortable experience in cramped spaces (like trains), and also protects both keyboard and iPad during transit. The KeyFolio Executive is also a bit cheaper than the other iPad keyboards on our list, which is nice.

Kensington KeyFolio Executive Case for iPad Air - Black    Kensington KeyFolio Executive Case for iPad Air - Black

3. a-Jays One+ Earphones – White

Part of the appeal of working on an iPad is that you can be doing it anywhere – in a coffee shop, on the train, or at your desk. That’s great for productivity, but it also means you’ll more likely be working in places that are louder and more distracting than the average office. These headphones will go a long way towards blocking out that noise, and replacing it with the music or white noise of your choice. The a-Jays One+ are a great set of headphones, with powerful 8.6mm drivers and a stylish look in black or white.

a-Jays One+ Earphones - White    a-Jays One+ Earphones

2. Adonit Jot Pro Magnetic Stylus Pen – Silver

Office for iPad isn’t just a straight port of the Windows application – that’d be silly. Instead, it’s been adapted to suit a touch interface, and that means support for writing with fingers and styli alike. This Adonit Jot Pro is one of the best ways to make notes on the iPad, with a clear precision tip that allows for much more careful scribing than you get with your finger or larger styli.

Adonit Jot Pro's - Gun Metal

1. Kensington KeyFolio Exact Keyboard Case for iPad Air

Our winning entry this time around is the Kensington KeyFolio Exact, a top-end keyboard case for the iPad. The Exact features a number of successful design options, including a wide range of stand angles, a fully removable keyboard, a wrist-rest, backlighting and a slim yet protective polycarbonate case. It’s a convincing display, and one that gives you the best chance of getting some serious writing done on your iPad.

Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air    Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air

Conclusion

And there we have it! We’re excited to see Office finally come to iPad, and we hope you are too. If you have any questions about the accessories we’ve selected here, then we’d invite you to leave your comments in the appropriate field below. Thanks for reading and have a good week!

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Add a QWERTY keyboard to your Galaxy S3

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Wireless Sliding Keyboard and Case for Samsung Galaxy S3 - Blac Wireless Sliding Keyboard and Case for Samsung Galaxy S3 - Blac

Here’s something cool: You can get a physical keyboard for your Samsung Galaxy S3.

Check it out – it’s done using this Wireless Sliding Keyboard Case, which adds a full physical keyboard that’s just a slide away, like the one on the Desire Z. If you spend a lot of time typing on your smartphone, whether you’re writing emails or poking at your web server, then this is an essential accessory.

Just slide your phone into a comfortable typing positioning when you need to write more than a few words, then slide it back down to make the keyboard flush with the phone. You can either slide straight back and forth, or at an angle, depending on your preference. You can even separate the two pieces – since the keyboard connects via Bluetooth, it works up to 10 meters away.

Of course, there are a few differences to having a keyboard built into the phone’s chassis – namely, you can take it off when you don’t need it, ensuring you don’t sacrifice functionality for bulk.

The keyboard also provides an extra layer of protection over the Galaxy S3′s case, making it much harder to scratch or knock the rear of the phone. The keyboard case also includes a minimal bumper around the phone that’ll help to dissipate minor impacts.

Let me know what you think in the comments below – should we look to get something similar for the Galaxy S4? I definitely reckon it’s one of the coolest Samsung Galaxy S3 accessories I’ve seen, but I’d love to hear your views. Thanks for reading and have a good one!

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