Who are you on the Innovation Adoption Life-cycle?
“Early Adopter” is a term coined from the work of Everett Rogers Diffusion of Innovations (2003) 5th ed. It is included in a breakdown of how the general public responds to the adoption of technological innovations. You will often see these terms broken across a bell curve and divide to represent the rate of adoption of the new technology innovation.
1. Innovators 2.5%
2. Early Adopters 13.5%
3. Early Majority 34%
4. Late Majority 34%
5. Laggards 16%
I guess I must admit that I am an “Early Adopter” how about you?
I just received a new Amazon Basic Bluetooth Keyboard and it is in full effect! (80’s Slang) It works extremely well and I am so delighted. I am typing this note from about 19 and 1/2 inches away with my Phablet on my nightstand and I sitting on the edge of my bed. So you can compose just about anywhere with this accessory connected. I can take this virtually anywhere to type, write and correspond and finally leave my way too big 17 inch MacBook Pro at home. I am very pleased with this addition to my gadgets.
Also of note is that it wasn’t very expensive at under forty bucks and that included shipping. I saw other bluetooth keyboards less expensive yet was unfamiliar with the maker and opted for the Amazon product. This keyboard came with 2 AAA batteries and a plastic stand with rubber stops to prevent slipping. You can prop up nearly any device to see the screen while typing. I am sure I will use the stand more than the keyboard. Yesterday, I used this little nifty stand to watch a movie on Netflix. Very, very, very cool!!! 🙂
As a touch typist I can optimize the usage of my Samsung Note II. I love that the connectivity was so very simple out of the box. I followed the customary pairing procedure for my device and in seconds I was typing away.
With the keyboard connected I have been able to navigate to the Home page and through the screens to select various applications. Using the Option and Command Keys on the keyboard made these operations a piece of cake.
I think that this keyboard is just about the size of my friends Mini Apple Wireless Keyboard. I am sure it cost less! The construction is a sturdy plastic. The keyboard is less than a footlong at my measurement it is about 10 1/4 of an inches long and at its greatest heighth about 2/4 of an inch high. I find the keys are very responsive, nearly quiet to the strike, and fit my small and short lady hands just fine! I say a good buy or gift if you are in the market for a bluetooth wirreless keyboard.