Desktop and mobile gear merge

Mobile gear is now working on the desktop.



As mobile devices have evolved into powerful systems, the divide between desktop and mobile has eroded. Mobile systems are now as comfortable on the desktop as they are in the gear bag.

My desktop is the perfect example of this. The two iPad Pros — 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch — sit side-by-side in the office. Each of them are nestled in a ZAGG Slim Book keyboard case, which helps the transition between office and mobile use.

See review of the smaller ZAGG Slim Book

Next to the iPads is the MacBook Air which is not seeing much action of late. It’s about three years old and while it is time to replace it I have no intention to do so at this point. The iPads do everything I want whether in the office or out in the world, and that’s good enough for me.

Using a mobile system in the home office allows throwing it in the gear bag when it’s time to head out. Storing data in the cloud is nice, I do it myself, but having your primary system with you anywhere is productive.

The larger iPad Pro doesn’t go mobile much since getting the smaller model. The 12.9-inch screen is nice but makes the system too large and heavy to be very mobile. The smaller iPad Pro is perfect for taking out in the world to get productive.

Some folks still need a giant system in the office to get work done and this scheme won’t work for them. Fortunately, I’m not one of those folks.

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