If you have an ipad and use it for web surfing

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  1. DawnM

    DawnM Dawn

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    and message boards and email.....

    do you have a keyboard for it? Do you have a mouse?

    Do you have the Apple versions or what do you have?

    Thanks,

    Dawn
     
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  3. mommyoftwo08

    mommyoftwo08 Mouseketeer

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    I just got mine (ipad2) and LOVE it. No keyboard is needed. No mouse either- just a flick of a finger!
     
  4. design_mom

    design_mom <font color=royalblue>I am probably more like my d

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    I've had mine since last June and love it. I don't use any accessories, and it works fine most of the time. If I want to write a long post, sometimes I wait till I get to a regular computer. But the built-in keyboard is fine for short posts (like this).
     
  5. pal-mickey

    pal-mickey DIS Veteran

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    I use the built in key board also. I have no problems with it.
     
  6. SleepyatDVC

    SleepyatDVC DIS Veteran

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    More lurking and less posting when I use my ipad. Lol. ;)
     
  7. casndan

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    I have the keyboard for mine and while it's nice it's not really necessary, I blog and use it for that but not really a needed accessory I don't think.
     
  8. networktek

    networktek it all started with a mouse

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    I use the built in keyboard
     
  9. DawnM

    DawnM Dawn

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    Yes, I realize it isn't necessary.....but I hate typing on screen.

    It may be better with the larger size of the ipad vs my ipod touch though.

    I will wait to see.

    Dawn

     
  10. powellrj

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    It's 1,000 x's better. I never type with my ipod because I have short, fat, crooked arthritic fingers and can't use the ipods keyboard, but I have no problem with the ipad. I wondered the same thing since I have so many problems with my hands and its not a problem at all.
     
  11. ancestry

    ancestry Trees Without Roots Fall Over

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    I, too, use the built in keyboard. If I turn the iPad long ways I can type on the keyboard just like a regular keyboard.
     
  12. Magical-Memories

    Magical-Memories Mouseketeer

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    I have the Brookstone wireless keyboard/case. I do tend to use the built-in keyboard for quick posts. I love the way the case folds into a triangle so I can use the iPad hands free too. The keyboard is great too.
     
  13. justbishop

    justbishop Watch your words spread hope like fire...

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    I don't use a separate keyboard for my iPad, and find it fine for short things, like a PP mentioned. The autocorrect can be kind of annoying, though.
     
  14. DawnM

    DawnM Dawn

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    Thanks. I guess I will just see how it goes and see if I feel I need an external keyboard.

    Dawn
     
  15. PSULion

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    You do know you can disable the auto-correct, right? I go back and forth deciding which is worse... Having to fix errors myself, or having to undo some of the auto corrections. :confused3

    OP, I only use the built in keyboard and have no issues. It's definitely way easier than on a touch. If I'm typing something longer I will often turn to landscape, which makes it even easier.
     
  16. justbishop

    justbishop Watch your words spread hope like fire...

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    Yeah, I tried that for a while, and decided that it was better to deal with the odd instances of autocorrect than to have to manually correct all of the stuff it actually gets right :laughing:
     
  17. elgerber

    elgerber <font color=deeppink>Sometimes you gotta bite the

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    I use the on screen keyboard, it is really much better to type on than you might think. If you are in landscape orientation, the buttons are bigger than the ones on my netbook. You cannot use a mouse with an Ipad, because there is no pointer to control.
     
  18. Tea4Alice

    Tea4Alice 1st time Grandma. And loving it!

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    Same here I got mine last may and love it
     

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