Why I will never buy another computer… I think

Posted on June 2, 2013 I Written By

Dr. West is an endocrinologist in private practice in Washington, DC. He completed fellowship training in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. West opened The Washington Endocrine Clinic, PLLC in 2009. He can be contacted at doctorwestindc@gmail.com.

Few things come along that can change the way I “compute”, if you can call it that anymore.

However, during the past Memorial Day weekend, I bought a small Logitech keyboard to go with my iPad mini and have been loving every minute of using it.  The problem I formerly had of needing a WiFi connection for using my Macbook Air on the road is no longer.  Forget hotspotting even.  This keyboard lets me turn my iPad into a true computer with a physical keyboard that is off-screen.

It can go on the road in my backpack or stay at home on my desktop.  I can send print jobs wirelessly to a nearby printer if needed.  What’s more, I now have a touchscreen monitor by the nature of what an iPad is.  If I didn’t have a cable, internet, phone bundle at home ripping me off already, I could get by just fine with going back to just a cellular contract, since the data/internet all comes through my iPhone account with AT&T now.

Even as I wrote much of this blog entry, riding in a car down a country road in upstate New York, it’s as easy as pie.  I would encourage more providers and anyone else out there to make life simpler and get a portable keyboard for their iPad.  The Logitech one is nice and fits the iPad mini well.  It even folds shut, making the bundle slim and sleek, able to slip into a backpack or briefcase in a snap.  And it weighs little more than the iPad itself.

I don’t think I would need a computer again.  My iPad IS my computer now.  I’m sure this sounds like old news to some, but it finally hit me.