Say you want to to use your iPad to type out a fairly long email or a dissertation on why the iPad should support Flash and third-party app multitasking. Trying to do that on the onscreen virtual keyboard could prove tedious. So, what do you do? Do what we did and just pair your Bluetooth keyboard to your iPad.
Unlike it’s spiritual predecessor, the iPhone, the iPad can connect with a wireless keyboard via Bluetooth. You can even use wireless keyboards you already own, like the Apple Bluetooth keyboard in this video. Once paired, the iPad won’t display its virtual onscreen keyboard when you tap on any text field. It knows that you probably prefer to use the Bluetooth keyboard sitting on your desk or lap, and hides the soft keyboard to free up screen real estate. In portrait mode, typing out emails or editing word documents feels a lot like writing on a glowing sheet of futuristic notebook paper.
Best of all, pairing the keyboard is easy and fast. Check out the video and see for yourself!