Recently I was given the opportunity to review a great iPad accessory made by the highly innovative company Adonit. If you own an iPad then you have probably heard of them due to their innovative designs. They make the best capacitive stylus on the market and the most sleek and comfortable keyboard cases available for the iPad. This review is on the newest version of the keyboard case called the Writer Plus.
Also, Adonit has been nice enough to give us the opportunity to give a unit to one lucky reader!
Be sure to read the review after the jump!
The writer plus is a thin and sleek keyboard case designed for the iPad 2 and the new iPad. The device pops into the plastic frame smoothly and is just as easy to remove thanks to the wonderful eject tab. Other cases I have tried felt like they may break as I tried removing my iPad for those times I didn’t need to haul a keyboard around with me. The frame of the Writer Plus feels solid and has cutouts to access all buttons and ports, including the microphone.
The cover itself is, well, sexy. The outside is comprised of a sleek looking perforated rubber-like material. It offers a good grip on the case without attracting any dust or the such. The case comes in three colors: black, red, and blue. The black iPad will look very nice in either the red or black, but the blue case is perfect for the white version. The inside of the case is lined with black suede to keep the back of the device scratch free. When closed the case does a good job of protecting the iPad and keyboard from scratches. It feels solid enough that it should go unharmed after a short fall if it where to be knocked off a desk or slip from your fingers.
The best thing about the Writer Plus is the bluetooth keyboard. It would have to be since that would be the whole point of purchasing the product. The keyboard itself is smaller than your average keyboard since it has to fit the profile of the iPad. Even with the smaller profile, the keyboard never feels cramped. I have large hands and typing on it never made my hands cramp due to it’s size. The keys are a joy to type on, offering a descent amount of travel when pressed. Also, the keys are the island-style that are found on Apple laptops and keyboards.
The keyboard feels very solid. It is made from aluminum and there is no bending or flexing even when typing on your lap. It also has iPad specific keys. It includes dedicated keys for the home screen, search, photos, cut, copy, paste, volume, and media controls. It also contains a rechargeable battery (via a micro usb port) that can last about two weeks with normal usage. The keyboard itself is detachable for those times you don’t need to carry one with you.
The most unique feature of the Writer Plus is the way you adjust the keyboard and iPad. The keyboard and case have magnets built in. To get the perfect viewing angle all you do is pull the keyboard toward you or push it back. The magnets are strong enough to hold it in place. Another nice feature is that you don’t have to worry about turning the keyboard on or off. Simply closing the case puts both the keyboard and iPad to sleep.
I do a majority of my writing on my iPad. While the on screen keyboard is good for typing out a quick email, it is not ideal for long typing sessions. This review was comfortably typed using the Adonit Writer Plus. If you are like me and your iPad has become your main machine for typing or note taking then the Writer Plus should be a product to seriously consider. You will have no regrets once you pop your iPad into this sleek and stylish case.