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    • Reminds me of the palm portable keyboard I had back in the day! Such a cool bit of kit, push the little button on the side and it would pop open ready to be unfolded and click back together. It was like having my very own transformer.

      You mention using this on a park bench somewhere, wouldn't the foldy bit in the middle cause issues with doing that?

    • That Palm keyboard you’ve linked to brings back so many memories! I also had one and it was definitely transformer like and very much mechanical and bulky 😂.

      I don’t type on the foldable keyboard directly on my lap because of the middle fold as you’ve pointed out. It is also awkward to have a phone on my lap because of the viewing angle.

      I try to do a quick ergonomic set up: place the phone on an arm rest of the bench and away from the keyboard. Then prop the phone up with a ring case. Finally, I would lay the keyboard flat on the bench itself.

      Unfortunately not all park benches have arm rests so that might not work everywhere.

    • Welcome to Cake, eteprm. 🎂 I knew the Palm founders, Jeff Hawkins and Donna Dubinsky, back in the day and used that keyboard! They were two weeks from bankruptcy when a modem maker, US Robotics, bought them to make the Palm Pilot. Amazing.

      How did you come to choose Grug as avatar? 🙂

    • I grew up with Grug! He was popular here in Australia and mum used to read the books to us as kids.

      Guess he stuck in my memory as well from visiting mums kindergarten classrooms over the years and reading to her students.

    • A few years ago I got this Logitech Bluetooth keyboard for my home because my Mac laptop keyboard is hard to type on and glitchy. I can type so much faster and more accurately with this. The bonus is I sit up straighter.

      Problem is I don’t take it to the coffee shops I often work in, so I’m buying a foldable to try.

    • I've tried using this keyboard on an airplane and it worked well. It fits nicely on a tray and has enough room left for the palms to rest. In terms of focusing on writing and eliminating all distractions this is as minimal as it gets.

      One thing I would need to figure out is how to prevent the screen from dimming while I'm caught in deep thought. There is probably a global phone setting that I can toggle. Alternatively I could get a writing specific app that shows larger text and keeps screen on. I'm using default Notes app.

      Does anyone have a recommendation for an iPhone App specifically designed for writing?