I admit, I give in to the whims that are childish. Just like this one. I wanted to buy a new bluetooth keyboard, but against a better judgement I chose to try out my brother’s for a few days and give one of the lightning deals a miss that had inspired the idea of this purchase in the first place.
Owning a physical keyboard solves some of the things. Like, it makes it easier to type. And… Nothing much after that.
As a content writer, this makes for a great travel companion. It reduces the weight and risk of carrying a laptop and you can easily type in on this as if you were actually working on an actual computer.
However, I wouldn’t get the same functionalities as the MS Word in windows. Like the word count which I use so often.
But, I presume there are other places where I can take the content to do a simple word count. At the end of the day, I think it is nice to not have to toggle on and off the soft keyboard and instead use this physical keyboard. But whether it is worth the expense I made, is totally a different aspect.
It is difficult to justify the cost – true. Why would you want a physical keyboard when you were typing for so long on the software keyboard?
Well, for starting, it was always very annoying to hunt and peck. SwiftKey solved a lot of problems, but still I was never as accurate as others at finding and hitting the right buttons on the screen.
Secondly, it is frustrating to see the keyboard struggle on a slow phone.
Thirdly, it has eliminated the input lag. I can now type as fast as my fingers could move.
I think it’s not bad at all to have a physical keyboard. The only constraint is cost.
Now, I am done typing for today – Good Night.