• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I think this keyboard is great

    I bought this keyboard just a couple of days ago. As a keyboard, this thing is great. At first, I thought the feel of it was a bit different as it didn't really feel like a keyboard. I like the fact that they keys are able to accommodate my big hands. I don't spend a lot of time correcting my own typos because I have enough space to actually type. I have another case that I put the entire iPad and keyboard case in to protect everything. I don't have any complaints. I love it, and really love the fact that there are no cords. Just connect and go. It's awesome.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    An Excellent Companion to the iPad Pro

    This keyboard is very compact, has a great key "feel" and makes the iPad Pro much more useful. I've read complaints about the Smart Keyboard not having backlighting. That would be nice and looks great, but I haven't missed it for any practical reasons. The only reason I would downgrade the Smart Keyboard is because it does not cover the back of the iPad Pro. Apple sells a separate silicone back cover for a shocking $80. A back cover should be incorporated into this product, especially at its price.

    There's a lot of great technology in the Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro. It's a credit to Apple's design team that they got "big key" feel from a nearly flat keyboard. Considering that it is so portable, performs well and doesn't require any syncing or external batteries, this is the keyboard to buy for your iPad Pro.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegantly Simple

    I've been using a Brydge keyboard with my iPad Air II for a couple years which was most useful as a platform for holding my tablet at the proper angle in my lap for reading, correspondence, and watching streaming sports; though it always felt heavier than necessary. My partner has been enjoying an iPad Pro since last October and wanted me to have one but the other keyboards on the market added more bulk and weight than was satisfactory to me. The smart keyboard alone didn't sit well on my lap so I resisted until, after a simple web search, I found a memory foam lap-desk that is both compact and lightweight. Now I have the Pro with the smart keyboard which, even with the lap board, weigh less than my older Air II with the other keyboard. The Smart Keyboard is elegantly simple, supremely comfortable and luxuriously touchable. More importantly, it is exactly what I've wanted since my very first tablet and Apple delivered!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it!

    I'm not sure why everyone gives the keyboard a negative review. I love mine!!!! The keyboard is very responsive and smooth. I bought a back cover from another vendor that has an Apple Pencil holder on the back and I'm home free!!! I just wish they would make more colors!!!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple - Seriously?

    £139 for a keyboard you may only use occasionally. It only offers protection for the iPad screen leaving the back exposed to the elements. If you want the back protected, you'll need to part with an additional £65 for a silicon 'case' that only offers back protection. So, as it stands, £204 for a complete case to protect your iPad with the additional benefit of a keyboard. Remember, this is a device that essentially runs a mobile operating system, it is not a laptop. Rip off.

    35 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited functionality

    I've been using the smart keyboard for a few days now and it's really hopeless. Poor as a cover and not much use as a keyboard, it's unwieldy, and many of the symbols I use (£ for example) are missing. Having produced so many iconic designs over the years, Apple should have made more effort. The iPad Pro is lovely, but the keyboard is an expensive let down.

    20 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be better :/

    This keyboard is just fine. It's at a perfect angle when you are sitting down and writhing in it but if you are doing a lot of work on it standing up, angle of the iPad is not the greatest and there is no way to adjust it. It's quite annoying that you pay so much money for a nice keyboard and it only be set to one angle while typing.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard

    When I bought the iPad, I didnt have any intention on buying this keyboard.. I was using an apple bluetooth keyboard and the logitech case (non keyboard version) carrying the keyboard got old, I was leaving it at my desk and when I was at a clients house I wish I had it. I ended up buying the smart keyboard a few days ago and am quite happy with it. Honestly, I think it should be included with the iPad. I think the pencil should be included also, but thats another review. Im happy with it, It isnt as sturdy as I would like when I place it on the arm rest of my couch but I like it, I need to have a keyboard attached and this does the job and keeps the iPad slim and trim.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A very rare total fail for apple

    This is the keyboard the other guys make not apple - so I thought
    Typing is horrendous and is a toss up between not doing it at all or hoping you get to so it on something else later before your foiforget - seriously you could get RSI from a simple "thank you" response you will have to fight this thing so much
    You would have thought since it is a smart keyboard it would mirror the shortcut keystrokes on OS X - Nope

    But there most disappointing thing of all is that these are the guys that guess your needs that You didn't know you had but I find myself asking whio designed this - I bet they Don't work there any more. II've given up with the typos now - Apple you work it out

    Normally you would have expected Apple to realize that using a keyboard that still requires you to go back too] the touchscreen is wrong wron wrong but apparently not

    There is a new key on the keyboard just to switch languages - have you lost your mind Apple -why does this not mirror the home button ?
    I am claiming rights on the proper design which includes OS X shortcut key intergration
    Home button mirroiring and the absolute must of a tactile scroll pad area a' la magic pad 2

    All my stuff is Apple but this product is not
    Please contact me to buy the proper design Tim

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Honest Review

    I love my iPad pro and I appreciate that they made the smart keyboard and apple pencil to compliment the device. However after using this keyboard for about a month, I cannot recommend this keyboard, especially for the price and here's why.

    - Connects via smart connector, which means no charging and and syncs immediately
    - Keys feel great
    - Very thin and puts iPad to sleep when closed

    Cons (which all are major in my opinion)
    - Only ONE viewing angle
    - Keys are NOT backlit (This is one of the most important one for me)
    - Missing entire top row that most iOS 3rd party keyboards have. This includes playback controls, volume, home button, shortcut keys, etc.
    - Doesn't cover the entire iPad, and doesn't work well with other cases that enclose the rest of the iPad
    - Doesn't have a caps lock indicator (so you'll often start typing in caps because you have know way to know if caps lock is on)
    - Very expensive (when analyzing all these missing features.)

    Just to drive my point home, I just purchased a $20 third party keyboard from Amazon, that has the key features missing from this $169 keyboard. Apple has to do much better then this, coming from a heavy Apple product user.

    Thanks for reading and I hope apple sees this,
    - Will

    71 of 76 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Ipad pro keyboard

    When I was bought the iPad Pro for Christmas I was told not to open the box unless I was sure I wanted to keep it, as the store would swap it for a macbook if I would prefer a laptop. I was torn, knowing I should go into the shop after Christmas and properly weigh up which I should have.

    Curiosity got the better of me. Even though i have a mini and an air, I wanted to see the Pro, so I justified keeping the pro by ordering the smart keyboard claiming that this would be the best of both worlds. It was very annoying that there was three week wait and that no stores anywhere close by stocked them. As an impulse buyer these sort of waits really annoy me.

    I admit I was dubious, having had a cheaper keyboard for one of the other iPads and giving up on it after a few attempts. Also I sit back on the sofa and tend to rest the iPad on the arm of the chair. I doubted it would feel very stable and Id have to use the iPad on a tray.

    Despite all these concerns I am totally sold on the keyboard. It is incredibly easy to attach, you don't need to pair it, and importantly it doesn't come detached from the iPad all the time, like the smart covers tend to do on the regular iPads. It is also surprisingly stable when I am resting it on the arm of the chair. I can type away merrily on it without feeling like it might fall off any minute. For the first time, I am using an iPad for things I would usually save for when I am sat at the computer desk on the mac.

    I still can't decide if I should have gone for the mac book or not, though I think I would definitely have regretted choosing the iPad pro if I didn't have this keyboard.

    Its amazing how irritating not having a £ sign on the keyboard though. I shouldn't have to google how to bring that up and it drives me potty that I can never remember. I also think its way overpriced at £139. It would be nice if it came in different colours, though to be fair my other 2 smart covers are also grey and I did have a choice when buying them!

    63 of 79 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this keyboard...

    I love the feeling of this keyboard. It's by far the best tablet keyboard I've used, and I've used a lot of them. Love that you don't have to charge it, or fight with pairing it. Love that it's the size of a regular keyboard as well, so it doesn't feel unnatural typing on it. I do wish the Smart Cover had more ways to use it as a stand though.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    I love my Apple products but their new iPad Pro and accessories puts my patience to the test. I use their products continuously throughout my working day and I always keep up to date with system and App updates. It is nothing for my iPad to crash or lock up in some form or another two or three time throughout the day. The smart or should I say not so smart keyboard is the worst of what I have having to close apps and restart them up to ten times per day because the keyboard just decides to stop working (i have spoken to app designers and they say it is not their app because their app app is built to the Apple specs). On top of all that Apple could not even afford to include a pocket clip for their pencil assuming that it was only going to be used by fancy arty types and not those who use it for business all day every day and need to put it in their pocket. This set of apple iPad and accessories has cost me over $2,200 and I expect a lot more for my money than what I am currently getting. Don't get me wrong I still love it when it works I just did not expect so many disappointments.

    29 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware the Update!

    Keyboard works great, but the new update will crash it. I just bought one, updated it and down it went. Fortunately, the retailer allowed me to switch it out, so I'm running it without the update and it's great. Apple needs to address the update glitch asap though. This is a major problem that completely ruins the functionality of the accessory.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    For the "record" the feel "rocks", but "performance" gets no encore

    Boston would say that it's more than a feelin'
    Strokin', Strokin'. We're typing' tonight, just keep on strokin'. Strokin', Strokin' Keyboard feel alright, mamma I'm not jokin'! yeah! If I could get a cloth covered keyboard like this on my MacBook Pro it would be nirvana. The key throw combined with the the tactile traction feedback makes this the best keyboard I have EVER typed upon... The feel of this keyboard is spectacular. But beauty is sometimes only cloth skin deep...

    This is also the buggiest keyboard I have ever used.

    FogHat says the keyboard takes it too easy
    I'm not in the mood. The rhythm is off. Typing displays too slow, this is going to take all night. Slow Type, type it easy, Slow Type, type it easy... For some inexplicable reason, keystrokes randomly start slowing down and showing great lag to the screen. It takes almost a second for your typing to show up which dramatically increases your error rate and causes re-edit after re-edit. You can either pause when you type or you can intentionally watch your fingers and ignore the screen to avoid being distracted by the Slow Type

    Lionel Richie would find dis-chord in this keyboard
    Stuck on CAPS, I got this feeling down deep in my keys that there's no lowercase... Mighty sad you stayed!.. Stuck on CAPS.... CAPITOL LETTERS GET STUCK all the time. It is so incredibly frustrating keeping the capital letters out of my way... because of software bugs. Unless you have time to reboot your iPad all the time, you can rapidly hammer on the caps lock and shift key 5 times together to get unstuck. What fun for an overpriced keyboard.

    Oingo Boingo wouldn't take it Back To School
    It's a dead pad's party. Who could ask for more? Everybody's typing'; leave your keyboard at the door. The iPad and keyboard software is so incredibly buggy the connection dies frequently and the iPad can't talk to the keyboard. No manner of physical disconnect and reconnect will help. Rebooting the iPad is the only way to overcome.

    Hall & Oates would beg (again)
    SIRI COME BACK, any kind of fool could see! There was something in everything about you... Where is the microphone key? I have to disconnect the keyboard to get the on-screen keyboard up to use voice dictation. That's stupid.

    Paul Simon would be frettin over this...
    Slip slidin' away, slip slidin' away, You know the nearer your destination, the more my pad keeps slip slidin' away... The case is all over the place when you carry the thing. It is like carrying a pile of loose papers without a folder. Maybe I will get a manilla folder due to its more robust design as an iPad Pro case...

    Even Ted Nugent would hunt for a different case
    They gave my iPad case scratch fever, case scratch fever, I got a bad scratch fever, The case scratch fever. Seriously, don't be fooled by the bulk. This is ½ a case ... It leaves your iPad's tuchus hanging out. Imaging buying a nice car and having the trunk lid cost extra to be purchased separately from Amazon.

    And if you thought this was silly, how silly is it to pay $170 for a malfunctioning half-baked keyboard half-case?

    Maureen McGovern's recommendation is...
    There's got to be a keyboard after, If we can hold-off through the Apple store. We have a chance to find the right kind. Let's keep on looking for one that works!....

    Typo's courtesy of the iPad Pro keyboard and auto-correct.

    22 of 43 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    i just updated my software and i can no longer type a capital "i". the keyboard will only work within a certain app, once i switch to another app, it stops working. I have to remove the keyboard and plug it back in to get the keyboard to work with the app. It's really annoying and Apple, fix it please!!!!!!!

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Working well until I took the update

    The smart keyboard has been working well for a couple of months. I love the feel of the keys. I took the update that Apple pushed last night and now I cannot use the keyboard with iMessage.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My experience with Smart Keyboard

    My experience has been overwhelmingly positive. It simply works. And I think Jobs would have appreciated that. It just does the job. I don't get the need for the backlighting. The point the raised bits on the F and J is to quickly orient your index fingers. True, it allows but one angle, but that's the angle I always used with my MacBook in any case. It did take a couple hours of use before I felt completely comfortable with it, but the adjustment was quick. I like it. I'd recommend it to anyone.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    May be a bug, but it bugs me

    So far nothing but problems with this keyboard. Doesn't register keystrokes, then time lags on keystrokes, then a key will just go on repeating itself in spite of typing other keys. This is brand new - 1 week old!

    35 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced garbage

    The only reason I kept this keyboard is that it doesn't require bluetooth to operate, so it works as an emergency backup on an aircraft or when an internet signal isn't available--but so can the device's own integrated keyboard. It's never my first choice. That would be the attractive $40 case/keyboard combo I found elsewhere. The keyboard's tactile feel is unpleasant and awkward. As a 'case' it's worthless because the back of the device isn't covered so it's no more protected from damage than it would be if you secured a piece of cardboard over the glass with a rubber band. It's a massive pain to even install the stupid thing on the device. Completely unintuitive and badly engineered. Finally, the color is the most unattractive grey and the texture is a cheap-feeling rubber. $184 with tax for something that feels like garbage, doesn't even protect the device, and looks terrible.

    30 of 47 people found this useful