Going Mobile With a Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard
I was gone over the weekend. So I was unable to try a new tool that arrived in the mail on Saturday, until this morning.
This morning before going downstairs to get a cup of coffee I opened the small package and plugged the device in. While it charged for 10 minutes or so I headed down stairs for what turned into a cup of coffee and couple of fried eggs for breakfast.
Now I'm back in my office typing on a small keyboard. My writing device is not the computer like normal, but rather an iPad. I'll switch to my phone in a moment to finish this particular post and writing experiment.
And now the switch to my phone has been made. I'm not entirely sure why I waited so long to do this (purchase a physical mobile keyboard). Actually that isn't entirely true. I do think I know the reason.
I've tried them before. From "real keyboards" that simply connect to a phone or tablet to dedicated "mobile keyboards." I've tried a number of them and have not been overly impressed with any of them.
So why try again? Here is the precise reason why. I recently read an article about a professional photographer who travels around the world taking pictures for companies. While the travel itself was pretty fascinating I found his "kit" to be equally interesting.
Instead of carrying a computer and dslr, the traditional work horses of the industry he is a part of, he shoots a small Fuji mirror less camera and edits everything on his phone. He also mentioned that he uses a mobile keyboard to type emails and blog posts. Which got me to thinking again about trying this.
I love the idea of being able to "go mobile" easily. However one of the biggest issues with using a phone/tablet so far has been the productivity angle. Like it or not there are a lot of things (I'm specifically thinking about typing right now) that are simply slower when done with a touch screen device.
So. One post written entirely on mobile devices with my universal Microsoft keyboard. So far I really like this and look forward to finding more use cases for this set up.
Now to proofread it and publish it here on my phone... (I ended up doing some finishing up on my computer.)
Have a great Monday friends!
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