Smart Keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro

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Smart Keyboard

  • Overview

    The Smart Keyboard combines an array of new technologies and materials to create a keyboard like no other. It’s a full‑size keyboard that’s fully portable, and connects to iPad Pro with the Smart Connector, an innovative new interface that allows for a two‑way exchange of power and data. Just attach the Smart Keyboard and start typing. And when you’re done it folds together to create a slim, lightweight cover.

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  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Don't listen to the haters....This is a fantastic "keyboard"

      Love at first use. This keyboard is amazing. Yes, it does only cover the front, but so what. Yes, there is no holder for the pencil, but, so what. Yes, the Love at first use. This keyboard is amazing. Yes, it does only cover the front, but so what. Yes, there is no holder for the pencil, but, so what. Yes, there may be some functionality glitches, but again, so what. This Smart "KEYBOARD" for iPad Pro rocks. Apple only promised us a keyboard, and that's what this is. The whiners probably shake their birthday cards for money before they read them, so sad. This is by far the best peripheral keyboard I've ever used in terms of feel and accuracy. Oh, and the feel/look of the materials/design is far from cheap, as mentioned in some other reviews. They nailed it, AGAIN!! Thanks Apple. Bottom Line - Drop the coin and don't look back. This keyboard will transform your iPad Pro into a monster of mayhem.(in a good way). Cheers!!

      • Written by Eric P from Houston

      246 of 292 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Don't listen to the haters....This is a fantastic "keyboard"

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      After 35 years of computing, my favorite keyboard of all time.

      Yes, the review about the lack of a caps lock indicator is true, as is the (lack) of ability to activate voice in iMessage, but I still find myself loving the k Yes, the review about the lack of a caps lock indicator is true, as is the (lack) of ability to activate voice in iMessage, but I still find myself loving the keyboard. I make virtually no typing errors on it, and it's proximity to the display makes the combination of a keyboard and the touch screen really work. With my other iPads, I used several aftermarket keyboards and typically abandoned them in a short time. I love this one, and hope that the shortcomings will be resolved soon in software.

      • Written by Paul S from Lake Worth

      174 of 195 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?After 35 years of computing, my favorite keyboard of all time.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Best keyboard experience

      The keyboard might seem a bit on the higher end when it comes to the price, but then it is a pleasure to use. Based on my past experience with Logitech keyboard The keyboard might seem a bit on the higher end when it comes to the price, but then it is a pleasure to use. Based on my past experience with Logitech keyboards, I was a bit sceptical in using a keyboard at first but so far have not been disappointed. The quality is excellent, the keyboard works and integrates well with the iPadPro. Some people might want a trackpad - but given it is an iPad, you really do not need any. I recommend to get an Apple Pencil as well.

      • Written by Torsten W from Milwaukee

      141 of 164 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best keyboard experience

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Hard Call

      I've been using this keyboard for four months now, and I still can't decide how I feel about it. The convenience of having it always attached to the iPad is I've been using this keyboard for four months now, and I still can't decide how I feel about it. The convenience of having it always attached to the iPad is a win over traditional Bluetooth keyboards, but at the same time, it adds a significant amount of weight and bulk to an otherwise svelte device. It feels incredibly sturdy given its probably-as-thin-as-possible construction, but I'm already seeing glossy wear-spots in the fabric covering, making it look much less attractive than before. I can use it on my lap (carefully), but it's meant for a desk. Given that it's on a desk, it's probably under direct lighting, so the lights reflect badly off the wear-spots. Having used a number of other keyboards in the past with iOS devices, I thought I would be fine living without the dedicated function key row for controlling things like volume and brightness. I was wrong; I miss those keys terribly. The key response and feel, however, is amazingly good considering what this keyboard actually is. To make it work in a protective way for the iPad, you need to add the back Smart Cover, too. This combination is crazy expensive, especially considering I had a less elegant—but eminently workable—solution with an inexpensive book-style cover and a small, lightweight, fabric keyboard from another manufacturer (that had function keys). The combination, even with the external keyboard having its own battery, actually weighed less. I don't see myself going back to that case (which I even had a loop for the Pencil on) and keyboard combination because the always-on and always-available nature of this keyboard is fantastic, but not a day goes by when I don't think about it because of the decreased weight and the glare from the worn spots on the key fabric starting to appear and being a distraction. Would I buy it again? I honestly don't know the answer to that question.

      • Written by John I from Berryville

      13 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Hard Call

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Keyboard

      I have used the Smart Keyboard extensively for 3 days. It is quite stable on a flat surface, works well on my lap (use a child's laptop desk), The feel of the k I have used the Smart Keyboard extensively for 3 days. It is quite stable on a flat surface, works well on my lap (use a child's laptop desk), The feel of the keys and their accuracy are excellent. (I purchased a Magic Keyboard for my iPad Air 2 and it is OK, but I frequently press the wrong key--not at all so with the Smart Keyboard). The missing function keys are not a significant issue for me (I use keyboard shortcuts and the Assistive Touch capability of iOS to handle my needs.). I am most pleased with my purchase--as I have come to expect, Apple produces quality products.

      • Written by Sam O S from Portland

      8 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Excellent Keyboard

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Ergonomically challenging

      While I admire the fit and look of the Smart Keyboard, the space key does not always produce space and the caps lock key should bedisableable . If i hit the tab While I admire the fit and look of the Smart Keyboard, the space key does not always produce space and the caps lock key should bedisableable . If i hit the tab key it works sometimes but often erases what I was trying to type. This happens on almost every sentence. I suppose that I've become accustomed to often flawless designs from Apple from the original Mac forward (128K) At this price, this should be better designed and in future I'm taking a much harder look at 3rd party offerings.

      • Written by lou d from reisterstown

      8 of 11 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Ergonomically challenging

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