So I haven't really gone on a trip yet since I got the TextBlade, but I do short train commutes. Two things have surprised me, compared to what I predicted would be my use cases:
- I use the TB mainly with my MacBook Air (often closed and connected to an external monitor).
- I haven't been tempted to leave the Mac behind at work and just connect remotely using ssh/VNC when necessary.
My main iOS device is an iPhone 6. We do have an iPad Air at home, but that really belongs to my wife.
I carry the TB about 98% of the time when I'm out and about, walking, running errands, etc. I have found that it's pretty easy to find a flat surface when necessary to bang out an email or an extended set of text messages. The exceptions are when standing in line, or on a crowded train with limited table-seats. In those cases, I revert to shorter messages tapped from the screen. It's possible to employ a book or closed laptop or something to use the TB on your lap, but the awkwardness would be embarrassing, and my iPhone might drop, so I haven't tried this maneuver.
I used to carry my Apple Bluetooth keyboard on trips, but I've stopped using it even at work, in favor of the TB.
—typed on TextBlade on Mac—