…and it works like a charm. Sadly, they aren’t manufacturing these anymore. I purchased mine five or so years ago to use with a Dell Axim. Then I got an iPhone 3GS, and put it in the drawer (because when the 3GS first came out, the full bluetooth stack wasn’t yet implemented).
In the last major IOS update, however, it has been implemented, and the keyboard works great!
I’ve been tempted to do a blog post with a video showing off my work-flow. If anyone’s interested, let me know, and I’ll motivate.
Scrivener + SugarSync + iPhone + Docs2Go = The world’s most portable, fully functional word processor for writers.
UPDATE: I now use SimpleNote in place of Docs2Go, which also eliminates SugarSync from the workflow (although it still backs up the text version of my notes to the cloud, because they get re-created in a separate directory by Notational Velocity’s auto-sync with SimpleNote).
I’ve also switched to a completely markdown based approach to formatting, even when I write inside of Scrivener. So far, I’m loving it.
In fact, I’ve noticed that I’m better able to focus while writing on my iPhone, because the small screen is less well suited for surfing hacker news and scanning my RSS feeds.
Plus, writing my novel is the only “work” I do on the iPhone, so it’s a useful context switch to help my ADHD addled brain click into “writer mode.” When I’m on my MacBook Pro and connected to an external display, I’m usually in “day job mode” designing and coding websites, which tends to not put me in a prose-centric state of mind.
Lastly, the portability of being able to walk around with my entire novel and a capable word processor in my pockets–no bag required–is really nice. I live near the beach in LA, so this really makes it easier to just get out of the house.