Tech opens worlds for writers

Phone Keyboard DSC00022No more being tied to a writer’s nook! I’ve been experimenting with different mobile writing set ups and I think I found the right combo for me. The computer limited me, I could only work in one setting and at certain times. The tablet and keyboard set up freed me up a lot, but the iPad was still pretty big to tote around and it started being a shared item in the family. I know, I sound like a spoiled whiner. To me, your gear is important.

I was looking for the ultimate writing tool. Something multi purpose and portable. Besides a pencil, I couldn’t think of anything. Then it hit me – what’s always with me? My phone. I’m testing out different keyboards and so far the results have been amazing. Pictured is the ZAGG Universal Keyboard Case for All Bluetooth Devices-Black, available on Amazon. I got mine at Walmart.┬áIt feels wonderful, is curved and comfortable and portable enough for me to carry in my purse. The slip on cover doubles as a phone stand. I have Polaris Office 5 on the phone. The functionality is seamless.

I’m also interested in trying the iWerkz Universal Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard (44652BL)which seems ridiculously portable.

Now, the world can be my writer’s nook. Anywhere I am, I have the ability to tap out a story, a blog post, a poem… I am just now trying this set up out to see how I like it and will be doing my next installment of A Woman Walked on it.

Today I’m celebrating the small things, like small tech gear, with Lexa Cain!

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
This entry was posted in Writing Life and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Tech opens worlds for writers

  1. Lexa Cain says:

    I know other people who don’t like to be tied to their laptops either. Congrats on finding something that really works for you! Have a great weekend. :)

  2. Dixie says:

    Hi Angela. I have a laptop but so far I’m still content. That said, I might have to take a closer look at what you’ve shared. Congratulations on that mobile world (smile).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *