This summer I decided to utilise my time more efficiently. I work very hard at my career but also spend a large chunk of my day doing blog related things and whilst my hard work pays off, I do find it difficult at times as I feel that I’m always at the computer. At work I get an hour lunch break but to be honest, I don’t really need a whole hour so this summer I bought one of the new iPads with the intention of using some of my lunch hour to blog which would hopefully give me some free time on an evening to do activities that aren’t related to my blog as whilst I love it, I need a life too.
Since I bought my iPad in the summer, I’ve been looking for a case with a built in keyboard for ipads but the only place I could find one was on a website called Zagg but at over £100 I couldn’t justify it, especially when saving for a wedding. That was until I saw a great deal on Groupon that not only introduced me to a new brand but to a great deal as well. I was able to get a case and bluetooth keyboard for my iPad from a brand called Uerotek for only £19.99 which was a saving of 67% off the retail price of £59.99- what a great deal!
The case is made of sturdy aluminium and cradles the iPad to protect it from scratches and damage. It has a wireless Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard within the case which makes it feel like I’m just typing on a little laptop and the case itself acts as a stand for my iPad too, allowing it to stand both horizontally and vertically. This will also be great for when I travel as I’ll be able to stand my iPad up to watch films which I currently can’t do with my Bags of Love photo iPad case. This aluminium case fits inside the Bags of Love sleeve which I was so pleased about! The Uerotek case also features a rechargeable lithium battery provides the power to the keyboard and there is automatic sleep and wake-up functions that kick into action when the case is opened or closed. This has proved so useful to me, especially while at work and when travelling as I can blog and prepare posts on the move. The only fault I have found with it is that depending on the surface I am using it on, the weight of the iPad can sometimes make the keyboard tip backwards, not enough for it to fall over but enough for it to lift up at the front. This isn’t much of a problem as when I’m typing it stays down anyway and doesn’t occur too often.
As a side note, I thought it would be a good idea to meantion the apps I use for blog related activity on my iPad and iPhone after a reader commented asking what I use. Well, I do have the Blogger app downloaded however I’m not a fan of it at the moment as I think it is too unlike Blogger itself and instead I like to blog on the usual www.blogger.com website through Safari. I tend to take all of my photos, upload them onto my computer and paste them together with my border and logo, I then upload them onto individual blog posts on Blogger and save them as drafts, then when I’m out and about, I can just go into Blogger through Safari (the internet) and write my posts. To read blogs, I use the Bloglovin’ app where I subscribe to my most loved blogs. I think the app is so easy to use and really well laid out- like a simplified version of the online website.
I can’t believe I could have missed out on this offer as if it wasn’t for Groupon not only would I have never known about Uerotek and wouldn’t have got an iPad case and keyboard but I also wouldn’t have made such a good saving. The Groupon website was really easy to use, very quick to sign up, easy to select the groupon voucher I wanted to purchase and easy to pay for it. I love how it allowed me to purchase more than one of the same Groupon deal too as I was able to get one of these cases for my father too at the same great saving. I’m really impressed and will definitely use the service again, especially after seeing that I can get great discounts on mini breaks and beauty and restaurant deals in my local area.
Here is the link to the Groupon website where you can search for deals in your own area and nationwide too.
What Groupon deals have you taken advantage of?