Friday, April 18, 2014

A Mystery Box

Today a package arrived that I'll be unboxing! It should've come yesterday, but I ordered it with "next day shipping if you order before 10 PM" at 9:45 which didn't give them enough time I suppose. Lesson learned: if you want something the next day, don't order it 15 minutes before the deadline!

And what's it for?

For work! Read on to find out what's inside:

I ordered a beautiful Bluetooth keyboard from Logitech, the K810. I come up with the best ideas laying in bed trying to sleep or at other inconvenient places such as on a train. Pulling out a laptop, waiting for it to start -- it's a hassle and interrupts my thought process. Plus, I don't carry it around with me everywhere I go.

I do, however, always take my tablet with me for drawing, etc. Typing on a tablet isn't great, though. It lags a little, you hit the wrong buttons; I'm not able to keep up with my thinking. Having a thin, light Bluetooth keyboard right next to my tablet will allow me to immediately type my ideas when the hammer of inspiration hits me.

The packaging is sleek and stylish, as it should be for the price! It's like the Cadillac of wireless keyboards, but I had to get it for several reasons. Firstly, it immediately connects to your tablet when turned on. It's very simple and fast, so I don't risk forgetting my ideas.

Secondly, it has buttons on the top that function with the Android system. It allows me to switch more easily between apps that I'm using for work (Evernote, Sketchbook Pro, e-mail, etc.). But most importantly...

The keyboard has backlighting! I tend to write in the dark -- outside in the evening, in bed at night -- and it's not possible to read the keys properly. Sitting behind a desk I can type blindly, but in other positions it gets tricky. The backlighting adjusts itself automatically to how bright the surroundings are and it's just perfect. It makes the typing easier without being distracting.

Oh, and the battery is rechargeable by the same wire that my tablet and phone use, which means that I don't have to keep a stash of batteries.

I've used it a couple of times already and response time has practically no delay at all. Many tales of adventure or pieces and lore will be written with this beautiful keyboard. It doesn't come with a stand for your tablet, though, as it's a universal wireless keyboard that also works for Windows, etc.

This post sounded a bit like I'm being sponsored by Logitech and Samsung, haha, (I wish) but I wanted to give you guys a look behind the scenes. There'll be more of those, but the next post will be another update on Lunafall!

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