I like to write. Whether what I write is published in any form makes no difference. It’s just good for me to write.
Thoughts untangle themselves running over lips and pencil tips.
The problem is, I can write so much more and faster when I type. Pencil tips just don’t do the trick for me, but this little device turned out to be the perfect solution for me.
Here are 6 reasons I like it and some applications I use it for.
By no means is it comprehensive, but call it a review if you like.
In 2013 I was invited to be part of a hand-selected team of Holy Spirit agents who would go on a pioneering missions trip to Cambodia and Malaysia. I was planning on bringing my laptop with me so I could write letters, journal, and do all the other things you do with a laptop. My laptop decided it wasn’t up for the trip and died a week before it was time to leave. I didn’t have time, nor the money to get it fixed in time.
Being a proud owner of an iPhone 4 at the time, all I was lacking was a way of typing other than pecking the screen with my fat thumbs.
When your fingers are capable of typing a smidge over 60 words per minute when equipped with a real keyboard, using only 20% of your fingers for typing is like making a hungry man eat soup with a toothpick. Frustrating.
Here is a list of the applications I’ve used this nifty device for.
Been using it for one year and five months now, and haven’t had any problems with it at all.
A Bluetooth wireless mobile keyboard that works with phones, tablets. Will probably work with any device with a screen that supports Bluetooth. Not sure what they go for now, but I got mine for $39.95 on Ebay.
- Saved the day for my mission trip. This little keyboard literally replaced my broken laptop. I was able to complete all the tasks I would have done on my laptop thanks to this keyboard + my phone.
- Note taking. Thanks to the Wedge I was able to jot down many incredible one liners and notes during my transformational three years at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. I use the cover as a platform for my phone, and the keyboard lays across my knees. Not perfect, but it works.
- A bible stand. This is a recent discovery. The cover that comes with the keyboard is not only a cover. It bends in half to any angle you like and works as an excellent stand for an iPad or such. Turns out it works great for my bible. Or a book.
- It shuts off and comes on by itself, when I close or open the cover. This is nice. I don’t have ot worry about turning it off or on. Just open the lid, and it’s on. Close it, and it’s off.
- The batteries last like forever. Probably close to three months with my use.
- Writing down ideas, notes, revelations in during trips, or in the Airport, or just about anywhere. I’ve used it for everything from shooting off an email to writing down prophetic words for churches during a long drive. I can pull out my keyboard, turn on Evernote on my phone a lot faster than digging my computer out of my back pack and hoping it’s charged.
Lastly, if you’re already using Evernote, or are looking into start using it, I highly recommend reading a book on Evernote called Evernote Essentials by Brett Kelly. Brett used to work for Evernote, and he truly did an amazing job explaining all the magic in Evernote. It’s genuinely a fun read for a techy book. Being one of the geeks who helped make Evernote, he’s probably been using it longer than anyone else on the planet.
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