The Many Keyboards of Past, Present, and Future iPads

Keyboard accessories for the iPad have been around since the original iPad in 2010. Let’s take a look at all of the (expensive) routes I have gone to improve the typing experience on my iPads. iPad Keyboard Dock (2010) First up is the iPad Keyboard Dock, which looks exactly like what you would expect if … Continue reading The Many Keyboards of Past, Present, and Future iPads

Continuing Thoughts on Portable Keyboards

I’ve been on a keyboard buying spree lately after cancelling my WayTools TextBlade order two weeks ago. While I like the iPad’s software keyboard, I can still type faster on a physical keyboard. Writing code on iOS devices prior to the iPad Pro has been a torturous exercise, with constant tapping and re-tapping of the … Continue reading Continuing Thoughts on Portable Keyboards

The Roost Laptop Stand and an iPad Pro at CES

Last year, I supported the Roost Laptop Stand on Kickstarter. The Roost is a portable, height-adjustable stand for laptops. At home, I use a Rain Design mStand with my MacBook Pro. It’s a nice stand, but it does not travel well. The Roost appealed to me because it was lightweight, foldable, and could adjust its height, features the … Continue reading The Roost Laptop Stand and an iPad Pro at CES

Waiting for TextBlade 2016 Calendar

One year ago, an early press release arrived in my inbox from a company called WayTools. It was poised to announce a revolutionary keyboard called the TextBlade. There was scant additional information on the keyboard, and it wasn’t until one month later on January 13, 2015, that the company unveiled its product website. The TextBlade … Continue reading Waiting for TextBlade 2016 Calendar

Illustration of the Day – Iron Man

Today’s illustration features Iron Man protecting a child from an unseen threat. Two cars, one overturned, are damaged in the street behind Iron Man.  Drawn with an Apple Pencil and an iPad Pro using Savage Interactive’s Procreate. I found a nice tip in Procreate’s settings where you can configure different tools to use with your … Continue reading Illustration of the Day – Iron Man

The Apple Pencil has Reignited my Love of Drawing

The Spider-Man drawing above was created entirely on the iPad Pro using Procreate and the Apple Pencil. After many years, my love of drawing has been reignited and transported to the digital age. Friends of mine from childhood, high school and college remember me as someone who loved to draw. Armed with reams of continuous … Continue reading The Apple Pencil has Reignited my Love of Drawing