Saturday, June 29, 2013

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad

A few weeks ago I did a review on a keyboard cover I got for my iPad. I was looking to attach a keyboard to my iPad because I often type and blog on the go. Last week, the USB charging port on that keyboard broke. So I was once again on the search for a new keyboard. I had heard great things about the Logitech one but was not ready to spend the $100 the first time I picked out a keyboard cover. In hindsight, if I had spent the extra $30 in the beginning, it would have cost me a lot less in the end.

Yesterday I stopped at Best Buy and picked up the purple keyboard (it comes in white, black and purple). It is very thin and quite easy to set up. The hinge on the back is magnetic and puts the iPad to sleep when the cover is closed (like the iPad Smart Cover). A third of the way down the keyboard there is a groove where you place the keyboard when you want to type. This groove is magnetic as well and allows the keyboard to stay in place while you type. So far I find that it works quite well and my iPad has not slipped out. When it is propped in typing mode, you get a 60 degree viewing angle which is quite comfortable for both typing on a table or on your lap. I have only had the chance to use this keyboard for a day but I have done quite a lot of typing with it. They keyboard feels quite sturdy and is very responsive. The only thing I have heard people complain about is the fact that it needs to be pulled off its hinge each time it is used. I don't find that to be an issue. In fact, I find that it allows for this case to be quite thin and easy to carry around. It looks quite stylish when the cover is closed. Logitech has matched their outer cover to the brushed silver backing of the iPad. This gives it the look of a mini MacBook Air. I am really hoping that this keyboard lasts a little longer than the other one. So far I am impressed.

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It's officially summer vacation!

Yesterday was my last day of work. It still hasn't sunk in that I have 2 months off. It always takes me a few days to adjust to not having to work. It was definitely a bittersweet ending to the school year. I was surplused at the school I've been teaching at for two years and was moved to a new school. The upside to this move is that I am now full-time. I consider myself extremely lucky to have a full-time permanent teaching job because I know that it is extremely hard to find work as a teacher, especially with the new hiring process. My last day at my school was full of tears. The thing that hurts the most is leaving all the kids behind. There are so many of them that I am not done with. Some of them I can tell I was getting through to...I just needed a bit more time. I don't deal well with change. I hate it. I am trying to adjust to this move and have to be grateful that I do have a job next year.

On a more positive note, you can expect a lot more posts from me this summer as I have a lot of ideas for this blog.


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Some non-fiction this week

This week I felt the need to pick some books off my non-fiction shelf. I spent a week off work on sick leave and was looking for something light and fun to read. What better books than Jen Lancaster's hilarious memoirs. This week I am reading Pretty in Plaid. She has 7 books in her series of memoirs. I'm on her 4th and each one has not yet disappointed me.

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