This is just a quick post to show how easy, natural, and quick it can be to type on the iPad Air. I am not an exceptional typist. I learned to touch type in high school. That was a long time ago. I demonstrated typing with a sentence from typing class all those many years ago. It is the sentence by which I judge all keyboards. I write complete posts on the iPad Air. It can easily handle your iMessage, email, and note-taking needs. External keyboard, not required.
When the iPad first hit the scene, I decided to give it a try as a writing machine. I developed a small amount of competence at it, but it would never replace a keyboard for me. When third party keyboards started arriving, I jumped at the chance, and never looked back. I still practiced on glass on and off. But I never found it comparable. The iPad Air is starting to make me rethink my aversion to typing on glass.