I have several productivity goals on my bucket list. I would love to dictate an entire book on my iPhone even with the ambient noise while I rack up my average of 8 to 10,000 FitBit steps a day. I want to get rid of my computer bag so my feet can have a bit more space to compensate for the airlines increasingly depriving them of some. I want to move away from a laptop, and its bulky cord and mobile mouse when I travel.
I may be able to accomplish some of those goals with a 9.7 inch iPad Pro and some accessories
It’s wrapped around by a Logitech Create case that is supposed to protect against bumps, scratches and spills. On the inside, a lightweight polycarbonate frame and a keyboard module provide structural integrity without weighing down the iPad. So, I can just put it in my carry-on bag with the Lightning charger. Goodbye laptop bag.
I am hoping the Apple Pencil with the Nebo handwriting recognition app will allow me to leave the Moleskine notebook at home. The Create case has special drawing angle which makes it easier to use the Pencil. With the case and the Pencil, the total package is still under 2 lbs. Lighter than my laptop and cord at 5 lbs.
I am similarly hoping the Shure MV88 mic for the Lightning port with its Motiv app will allow me to leave the much heavier Zoom digital recorder at home. Another half a pound in lowered weight.
I expect to still use the laptop at home. For writing book manuscripts and lots of blog posts it is much more productive, but for travel, want to see if the iPad combo can do fine.
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