Monday, 7 January 2013

Trouble in gadget-land?

New gadgets are great aren't they? Especially when they work!

Today I received my new bluetooth keyboard cum cover for my iPad. I bought it with a Groupon voucher which made it 63% cheaper than the original price. That's the good news. The bad news was that I charged as it said in the instructions and then couldn't get it to work.

I phoned the place it came from and the man on the other end of the phone very patiently asked me if I'd turned it on. I won't tell you what went through my mind to say at that point, but I'm sure it won't take much for you to imagine. Anyway, what was decidedly irritating is that as he was talking the bloody thing decided that it didn't want to go back from whence it came and started working immediately. This left me feeling just as stupid as if I hadn't switched it on in the first place!

Since then it's been rather good. Now all I can hope is that it doesn't decide every time I want it on that I need to make a phone call to it's erstwhile 'daddy' first. Fingers crossed!


  1. Ooh, I ordered that from Groupon too! Am really looking forward to it, but will make sure that I threaten to send it back first before I phone the help line. Fingers crossed that mine ends up being as cooperative in the end as yours.

  2. If lights don't come on in spite of the instructions saying they will, don't worry. Phone me if you need any help maybe, before phoning the company if you want. I certainly won't ask if you've switched it on!