Alright, here is what I’m looking for: an ability to run the Zwift mobile app without a smart phone (I don’t have a phone, and am not interested getting one and the associated monthly charges when I have no intention of using the phone part of it).
As it is right now, I am using the CycleOps Powerbeam Pro Ant +, my 32" flat screen set in front of me, and a stand beside me atop of which sits my laptop within easy reach. From the keyboard I can use the spacebar to take advantage of those “boosts” that come when you pass through a check point. I can hit the F10 key to snap a photo (but only one – it save anymore than one to my photo file). And I just yesterday managed to do a U-turn by hitting the DOWN arrow key (although I couldn’t do that before; I had the screen resolution set to 1080 before, and yesterday lowered in to 720. Perhaps this was the problem.). But I still can not hit the keys that will give “Ride Ons!” and other shoutouts – they simply do not work when I tap them, instead they function as the laptop would if I weren’t running Zwift.
So I want a dedicated device for the sole reason of running the Zwift Mobile App. I’m not a tech guy by any stretch of the imagination, and I am curious to know if there are devices out there (beside a cellphone) that I can buy to mount of my bike and use the app with. Perhaps something like an iPod Touch or something less expensive like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite??