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Things I Love: Bluetooth Keyboard

When I got my first Android phone I had to purchase a Swype style keyboard. I loved that thing, and even moved it to my second phone. Most phones and tablets come with a Swype style keyboard now so it’s not a big thing anymore.

As much as I love it, it gets tiresome in the middle of long conversations or when I’m just feeling lazy.  All of my devices have Bluetooth and I have a Bluetooth keyboard for the Kindle but it’s tiny and doesn’t lend itself to typing a lot.

I finally decided to get a full size Bluetooth keyboard and they can get expensive.  I found this one and I LOVE it!  This is the myKeyO Full Size Bluetooth 6-In-1 Keyboard, Stand and Organizer. I found it on eBay but it was $10 cheaper on Amazon with free shipping. The seller even sent me pairing instructions in English prior to the arrival of the item. A+

20150804_233144I got the white version, but it also comes in black and pink (for a higher price).

20150804_233154It has storage underneath (headphones not included, those are mine) and places for pens and business cards on top.  The holder on top holds both my phone and table with their cases on!

It paired easily to my Kindle, my cell phone and even my laptop (the one I recently spilled soda in, OMG). I think black or pink might have been prettier but the white works fine for my purposes.

PS. My laptop doesn’t have Bluetooth but I got this adapter several months ago. It works fantastically and is super cheap.

The other night I had a sudden inspiration for a blog post for a freelance client. My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was paired with the keyboard (I had just gotten the keyboard and was fooling around with it) so I opened Google Keep and quickly typed nearly an entire blog post on my phone!

I plan to keep it in the kitchen area, which is where I spend most of the day. It’s a great stand to look at recipes and I can send messages and type things up when inspiration strikes.  I was worried I wouldn’t use it much but it has proved to be invaluable I highly recommend it.

Some notes:

  • Apparently the number keys on the side don’t work with iPads, so take that into consideration.
  • This is not rechargeable and requires to AAA batteries.

 

For the Daddies

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Father’s Day is just a couple of weeks away.  While I love my father dearly, this year holds special meaning for me because my husband is going to be a father in just a few short months!

Since he’s not “officially” a father yet, I think something like a personalized Amazon gift card would be a wonderful gift.  We just got some wonderful ultrasound pictures of our daughter’s face that make me smile and I’m sure would make him smile, too.

There are tons of other great Father’s Day gift ideas on the site. The good news is I have a Prime membership, which I highly recommend. You can’t beat free two day shipping, plus all of the other benefits, and they add more every day.

I was looking at a reel mower like this one for Irish for Father’s Day, since we have a tiny yard. Unfortunately he went out and bought one last night so it’s back to the drawing board.

I’ll be looking through these gift ideas today to find something good for my own father. What do you get for the guy who has everything? I think if I look long enough, Amazon will reveal the perfect gift.

Book Buyer

Never let it be said that the book business is a dying business. It seems that wherever you go, and whatever you are shopping for these days, you can also buy books.

I usually strictly buy Amazon books. I have a Kindle, and I also like the idea of having things shipped to me.

However, I also love to purchase items from buy.com. Did you know they sell books now? They do, and with prices similar to Amazon books.