Yes it does.
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Yes it does.
It’s magnetised, however mine recently slipped out of the keyboard folio as it was being passed to me & dropped out onto the ground. This was the second time it detached itself in the short time I’ve had it. The first time I managed to save it from falling to the ground & breaking. Has anyone else had this problem? Perhaps mine is faulty?
The iPad only fits magnetically on the keyboard in the landscape position only, it cannot be secured to the keyboard in the portrait mode.
The pencil magnetically attaches to the iPad, and does not secure the pencil from being bumped or jarred off the magnetic connection from the iPad.
A review on the web says the 11-inch model weighs 297 grams, which equals 0.65 lbs. The 11-inch iPad weighs 1.03 lbs, which means the combination weighs 1.68 lbs. The new pencil weighs 0.046 lbs, which brings the total weight to 1.73 lbs.
Keyboard for iPad 11 inch
Yup. There seem to be magnets all over this thing: it's held in the closed position magnetically, and likewise in the fully open position (keys folded around to the back), and likewise in either of the two angled positions where the keyboard is active. The angled positions in particular have really strong magnetization, it takes noticeable effort to pull it apart.
Not sure I'd want to keep credit cards or magnetic media next to this thing ;-), but it definitely doesn't need rubber bands in normal usage.
Is there a position where the iPad screen is exposed, and both front & back covers are folded to the back of the iPad? What happens to the keys — are they exposed?
Yes, you can fold the front half (where the keys are) around to the back. The keys are exposed in that situation --- they will touch whatever the iPad is lying on --- but iOS seems to be smart enough to ignore keypresses when the cover is folded that way. Actually, based on light testing, it seems the keys are not active at all except when the cover is folded exactly as shown for keyboard use.
The main negative I'd mention about it is that the cover is thicker than the iPad itself, and not too lightweight either, so the combination feels pretty unwieldy in comparison to the bare iPad. If you use the keyboard a lot, that's probably fine; you won't be better off size- or weight-wise with a wireless keyboard. But I don't expect to use the keyboard all that much, so I'm wondering if I want to spend additional money on a lighter keyboard-less cover ...
Yes, if you configure iOS for two keyboards (see Settings -> General -> Keyboard) then the "globe" key in the lower left corner allows switching keyboards. It works about the same as the on-screen iOS keyboard for this.
Reviews say there is no backlight. I just ordered it, not sure if I'll keep it. My bigger concern is that reviews say it doesn't offer enough protection for the iPad...didn't realize there are other options, will research and then decide.
About 13 mm, or very slightly more than 0.5 inches for the 11-inch iPad.