• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice and light

    I'm pleased with this keyboard. I find it easy to type on and it's very light. I like that I don't have to charge it separately. I also like that there is no lag time before I can start typing on it, as there was with my old bluetooth keyboard. It would be nice if it also allowed using the iPad in portrait orientation, and had a pocket for an apple pencil.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product but small-ish keys

    Bought this recently, and can honestly say I’m very pleased with it. Tactile surface and great key response. Only downfall is that the keys could have a bit more surfaces area, as they’re on the smaller side.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The perfect addition!

    This unique keyboard is a true delight! It takes a little adjusting from using normal keyboards but soon you’ll get in the swing of using it. Typing is efficient and quick. Once you get your head around setting the keyboard to your iPad, you’ll be flipping it out in no time. The feel of the key board panels are nice and smooth, only draw back would be the back space not being quick enough when going back on text. Other than that I am enjoying using the iPad Pro and this keyboard very much!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A must-have for iPad Pro users

    If you have an iPad Pro you really need to get a keyboard. Pairing this with your iPad really turns it into a laptop replacement. The feel of the keys are great, despite being small, I find it enjoyable to type on. My only complaint is there is no way to tell the state of the caps lock. The cover folds into various positions to allow for laptop style typing, up-right movie watching, or horizontal drafting table position. Being magnetically secured it easy to remove and attach. I like reading without the extra weight / bulk of a cover.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    I purchased the 10.5 iPad Pro this week along with the Smart Keyboard. Even after reading the reviews here, I still wanted to give it a try. Granted, it’s only been a week, but I absolutely LOVE my keyboard. It’s slim, and the keys feel so comfortable making my typing experience more enjoyable. I actually type faster using this keyboard. Unlike other comments, it lays flat without problem and connects immediately. I rated it 4 stars for lack of protection for my iPad back and loud keys. I love the feel of the keys, but I’m going to be pretty conspicuous in meetings with my loud typing...lol. I just ordered a 3rd party slim, clear cover for the back compatible with the Smart Keyboard. Overall, I’m extremely pleased. I’ll update this review periodically after I’ve used it more.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    After a few weeks of usage, the keyboard was no more recognised by my Ipad

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great so far..

    When I bought my iPad Pro I also bought the keyboard, but sent it back as I hated the lack of protection for the back of the tablet. So I bought a complete case similar to the Smart Case Apple used to make for my previous iPad Air.

    I still wanted a keyboard so bought a Bluetooth keyboard and case, but that made the whole thing just too big and heavy, not acceptable at all.

    I then discovered a back case cover designed to work with the Smart Keyboard so bought this keyboard again. This makes a much more satisfactory ensemble, and so far all is sweetness and light.

    I still think this is well overpriced, but the convenience of not having to charge it is very clever. Getting it into typing position is a bit of a juggle, but once mastered it’s OK. I needed to set up the fingerprint ID to work with both thumbs as the home button/sensors can be the right or left depending how you use it, but at least iOS gives you the extra ‘digits’.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a waste

    We brought this expensive keyboard and no protection for your ipad. I wish we got a refund and brought Logitech instead. This product is overpriced. Most of my stuff are apple but this one is a failure. No pen holder either.��

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Much better products out there

    The Smart Keyboard looks nice but there are much better products out there. I have the logi by Logitech and it is much better at a lower price. It has full protection for your iPad Pro. More comfortable realistic keys with a Smart Connector.
    Apple, if you are going to charge more for your products, at least make them better. Even the Apple Store sales people think Logitech is better.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great slim Smart Keyboard case with a few compromises

    The keyboard is slim, light and functional. Very easy to use and has a strong magnetic attachment. For the price of $160, Apple could have at least made the keyboard backlit. That’s a bad apple on their part. In addition, a variety of color options would have been nice to match the different color iPads. The downfall of its slim profile is that the keyboard case does not fully cover the iPad from falls leaving the back and edges exposed. If you intend to use this as a case for your iPad, look elsewhere. Logitech and Brydge both sells keyboard/case combination for far less and provides more features for the money. A great keyboard with a few compromises...

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Fittingly, I write this review using the product in question.

    Excellent quality and feel out of the box, neatly presented as you would expect. Arrives essentially without instructions, which is testament to its straightforward operation – a strong magnetic connector pairs the keyboard with the iPad instantly, providing everything it requires and freeing you from any need to charge the thing independently. Both of its sanctioned positions (upright, with and without keyboard) are easy to get in and out of, and provide a solid footing and tolerable working angle.

    It’s interaction with the software (on screen) keyboard is well thought out and intuitive – the software automatically hides itself when you’re using the Smart Keyboard as you’d expect, but handily reappears when you want to use emoji etc. Hold ⌘ to view keyboard shortcuts for the current app. ⌘ + space to open Spotlight on the Home Screen makes it easy to jump to apps without needing to poke at the screen.

    I find the keyboard itself pleasant enough to type on. It certainly has more travel and click than I had anticipated considering its form. I’ve tried it out on a table, on the floor, in bed and on my lap – all painless enough, though you might expect to miss a key or two on the softer or more uneven surfaces, as the plastic construction and ‘hinged’ assemblage does have some give in it.

    All around a solid device that makes a great productivity-boosting addition to iPad Pro. A star docked for its lack of a place to put Apple Pencil, and for being a touch heavier than would be ideal. A little pricy too but, provided it lasts the test of time, a cost that I expect to be repaid by its contribution to versatility and convenience.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes the iPad a different device

    I thought I'd just use this cover when traveling without my computer. It turns out I'm hooked. I use it all the time and the keyboard works great when I need one. When I don't, the extra weight hasn't inconvenienced me much. In short, this cover has turned my iPad into a terrific ersatz computer.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    What a great keyboard

    It is great to use all of the time, it is very thin and easy to carry around.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    I have had this less than 9 months before it ceases to recognise the iPad - or vice versa without reboots and prayers. It is inconsistently rubbish which is perhaps worse than always rubbish. Buy a 3rd party solution instead.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard for the 10.5 iPad Pro

    I was hesitant about purchasing this keyboard given a few of the critical reviews. I don’t know if some of the reviews were referring to earlier versions of the keyboard which did not stay flat and had connection issues, but I have to say that for a compact keyboard that is lightweight and does not require external charging I’m completely satisfied with the responsiveness of the keys and the build quality of the overall design.

    I really like the added keyboard shortcuts including command + tab, scrolling a webpage, opening a second page in Safari, moving through a document and selecting text, etc. I know that I am going to get a lot of use out of this keyboard and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Go to the Apple store and give it a try.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightweight. And thin....just what I need,,Perfect for Road Warrior apps...

    I juse my ipad for use while travelling. I always purchase light and thin. Thin, so that it fits in my briefcase without causing bulging that can cause files,. Letter and presenttqion paper to look old, use and gnarly. Light, so that mobility is easier during the day. PERFECT match to what I wanted..and workinig well.

    I woulld like to see a keyboard with illumination, but the existing alternatives in the market, get heavy and bulky fast... Is their someway to create a thin, light solution? Until then..keyboard ROCKS1

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    I’ve experienced connectivity problems between the iPad and keyboard plus persistent key malfunctions.

    36 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's worst creation

    I love how the key is so sleek but there is no protection for the iPad. I'm very disappointed with my purchase. I'm planning to return it.
    Even after reading the reviews I thought I should give a try and ordered it. But the reviews are 100% correct. This product deserves a 0 star rating.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t buy it

    I bought this apple keyboard not once but twice and each time it’s has given me problems. Not so much with the usability side of it but more so when you connect it to the iPad. My advice is to look else where for another brand of keyboard and not to waste your money on this one.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frequent disconnection requires rebooting

    This keyboard functions quite well both for typing, and as a discreet and foldable stand. As advertised, it is quite clear that the keyboard is not a complete cover, so reviews that complain about this just didn’t look closely at the product images.

    However, a major flaw with the product is its frequent and random disconnection from the iPad – i.e. despite remaining physically attached, the keyboard suddenly loses the ability to communicate with the iPad. The only way to resolve the issue is to reboot the iPad. This becomes a frustrating ritual of interruption. Additionally, if this disconnection has occurred, the on-screen keyboard often will not appear when the Smart Keyboard is physically attached. This effectively prevents any text entry until the iPad is rebooted. It’s maddening, and is a clear bug that Apple should be repairing.

    47 of 48 people found this useful