• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    • Written by Dan B from Reading

    I just picked this up today , excellent job and it serves as a whole case , I love this. For the reviewer who said there is no place for Apple Pencil it is magnetized and it attaches to the side of the iPad and that will also charge it.

    477 of 511 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Answered all my gripes about the first one

    • Written by Chris D from Carpentersville

    I love that this new keyboard folio adds back protection. This is something I've wanted Apple to bring back to their iPad case line since the 9.7" Pro. I am very worried about the keys scratching the screen up, but I'm trying to remain calm.

    307 of 342 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty much perfect

    • Written by Avery M from Essex Junction

    I’ve just started using this with the new 11” iPad Pro and it’s awesome. Doesn’t add much bulk or weight, and the keys are easy to get used to. I love the material, too. It seems super low maintenance, and I love that the keys are spill-proof and easy to clean. Also, my personal favorite feature-when you use this in Pages, the bottom of your screen becomes like the Touch Bar on a MacBook Pro, which is super helpful for suggestive typing. Obviously it’s not going to help you out if you drop your iPad, but for anyone sensible it provides more than enough protection in a really sleek package. The stand angles are also ideal for watching things or FaceTiming friends.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great keyboard

    • Written by John K from Dayton

    This is a great keyboard for the 11” iPad Pro. At first I was concerned because it felt a bit more cramped than the standard Apple Bluetooth and MacBook keyboards I’ve become accustomed to, but I adapted in no time. I like that the keys are protected from debris, unlike the butterfly keyboard in my 2017 MacBook Pro and that the back is protected. The cloth fabric would also seem to keep from scratching the screen, minus any debris that might creep in that is harder than glass.

    My only wishes are function keys, but I would rather have as full a typing experience as possible, so I think that’s an acceptable compromise, given that I can type very rapidly on it; the only other thing I’d like to see is perhaps a leather option- that would push it over the top, but the silicone is very easy to clean and durable, if a little bland looking.

    This is the best keyboard case you can get right now- highly recommended.

    26 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beats me why all the negative reviews

    • Written by Marvin P from LOS ANGELES

    I just bought one for my 11.9 iPad Pro. I liked it so much I went back and bought another for my 12.9 iPad Pro. First of all the keyboard is great. I mean to be so slim and compact it provides a great feel. I’m a touch typist and a harsh critic of keyboards. I did not have any trouble with it whatsoever. Second it’s thin. It’s almost as thin as the folio with no keyboard. So it fits in my backpack nicely. Third it feels well made. I noticed some people complained about it feeling cheap. Not so. It feels seamlessly fabricated. Could I HULK out and rip it to pieces? Sure, but I don’t think I have to worry much about that. Next it works. Automatically. No Bluetooth pairing. It just worked, to coin a phrase. Next I noticed that many people complained about not having keys that light up. I suppose if that sort of thing entertains you it can be very important, but give me a break. The screen lights up the keyboard if you need it. If you’re on the Internet a lot, you’ll find that it can become a big old echo chamber. Most of the negative reviews here echo each other. It’s almost as if there’s a script. I dunno. My only complaint is the price. But that’s Apple. So if you’re considering one of these devices, I recommend ignoring all of the reviews and heading down to the Apple Store. Sit down and try it out. You’ll see it’s actually a well made little accessory.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard — other reviews are overly critical

    • Written by Devon T from Blacksburg

    This is exactly what I want in an iPad keyboard. Minimalistic enough to feel like you’re still using a tablet vs MacBook Air, no Bluetooth pairing required, and large enough to be comfortable to type on.

    There are also plenty of iterations from the previous design that make this keyboard even better. The back protection is a huge benefit to have. Not only does it provide additional protection for the device, but it also makes the device feel more like the portfolio feeling I like from alternatives. Also, the deeper/more defined wells where the bottom of the iPad rests make for less slipping which is nice.

    It amazes me that the reviews here put this keyboard at 2.5 stars and on every other outlet (Best Buy, Amazon, etc...) place the device at 4.5+ stars with even more reviews. I firmly believe that if this exact keyboard had the name “Logitech” on it instead of “Apple,” it would be rated 5 stars easy. Apple products just undergo way more scrutiny than any other base of electronics on the market.

    TLDR; Buy this. You’ll be happy with it.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Krista S from Rochester

    Not sure why some are not pleased with this keypad, how could you not adore a case that not only protects your iPad, but also seamlessly transitions to a keyboard when needed. I love that there is no need to sync up and it just turns on and is ready to go! I am loving this folio!

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Companion to New iPad Pro

    • Written by ROBERT S from Sarasota

    I was never a fan of the keyboard solution for previous iPads, but I'm very happy with the new Smart Keyboard with the iPad Pro 11". It has augmented the versatility of the iPad for me, whether I flip the keyboard back for casual app use, have it in "kickstand" mode in my lap, or on the desk next to me at work. When sitting on a desk, I like that you can just tap the space bar and swipe up with instantaneous recognition by face ID. The Folio provides full coverage for front and back, so no worries about scratches when the iPad is in a bag or briefcase. It is sturdy, without feeling too heavy, and the magnets do a great job of both keeping the cover on the iPad and holding the iPad in position when propped up in stand mode. I find I'm using this latest iPad much more than in the past with this new tool.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by William P from Reno

    I'm typing this review with my keyboard sitting on my lap in the dark. No issues with no backlighting (does your desktop have backlit keys?), don’t have a Mac but the touchbar feature is supremely intuitive, and I have no problem with the smaller keys even though I’m a relatively fast typist. So far works perfectly and has a substantial feel to it—I doubt I’d be satisfied with a different vendor’s offerings. Don’t see myself buying a Bluetooth keyboard either. I have a leather portfolio from Saddleback Leather that has a pocket that comfortably holds it, and provides excellent protection for both the iPad and the folio. Check them out if you wish—you won't be disappointed.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE this case!

    • Written by Anthony R from London

    LOVE IT! Never bought a Smart Keyboard for iPad before and very glad I bought this one. So stable to use and much more fluid to type on than the on-screen keyboard. PLUS - So easy to swap for the the Smart Folio case (Apple's other 11" iPad Pro case without the keyboard) when I want to just read or watch films.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    • Written by Nick A from St Helier

    Really impressed with this keyboard. It has allowed my iPad Pro 11” to truly be a laptop replacement. It does t bulk out the iPad and keeps the iPads small profile. Lovely to touch type on, has a great feel to it. The two positions work perfectly, and allows stable typing whilst on my lap, which was something I was worried about, but it does the job. It provides protection to screen and back whilst travelling. It attaches and detaches so quick and easily without the fuss of other products. I’m really impressed with the device it’s met my expectations and then some. I know some think it’s pricey, but given the quality, it’s performance and overall stylish design I think it is worth it and allows my iPad to become a true laptop replacement and a great road worrier. Highly recommended on all levels.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Wrong!

    • Written by Brett H from Shelton

    I gotta tell you... I was more than a little skeptical of this keyboard for my 11-inch iPad Pro, mostly because I thought it would be too small and cramped to type on, and I didn't like the idea that when I wasn't using it, it would fold back on the back of the iPad with the keys exposed. But I was SURPRISINGLY WRONG about this thing! In fact, I love it. A lot. You'll be surprised to know that this is actually one of my favorite keyboards to type on now, next only to Apple's own Magic Keyboard 2. It's comfortable, I don't mind the keys being exposed on the back at all, especially since they provide protection for my iPad and, should I spill something on it while typing, the keys are protected by a sturdy lining too. Plus I've got a convenient keyboard always with me, even for those times I'm not expecting to need it. I was surprisingly wrong, and I'm pretty glad.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love it

    • Written by Doctor I from Windsor


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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by alan B from newcastle upon tyne

    Love the keyboard, but its extremely expensive, it fits extremely well, with the hundred p[lus magnets inside the iPad, its an ingenious way of keeping a case on.
    I’d have given it top score, if there was a leather option. Ive tried a few case keyboard contraptions on my various iPads over the years, this is the best keyboard, a little clacky, but its so slim.
    My only concern is, will it last a year or two.
    Oh one other thing, I think ill use this as my main case, cos its just such a good fit, and slim

    73 of 86 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Superior Build Quality; Subpar Value

    • Written by Dan P from Rochester

    If you want to use your iPad Pro to replace your laptop, a keyboard attachment is an absolute must for productivity. Honestly, with this keyboard, I have been able to put my MacBook on the shelf for about 90% of normal daily tasks like email, web browsing, and social media. The Smart Keyboard Folio makes the iPad Pro significantly more useful and is therefore a great product.

    However, I think Apple really missed the mark with the price here. Other premium full keyboard cases (some even built fully from aluminum and/or other quality materials like leather) sold with the previous model of the iPad Pro for around $120. This product is incredibly overpriced at $179 and I might consider waiting for other companies to make similar products at a more approachable price point. Given its synthetic materials, I would expect this product to retail for around $69.

    43 of 47 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard.... One major oversight!

    • Written by Jason F from STANARDSVILLE

    Again, Apple knows how to design things. Very strong magnets and I have had the iPad only drop out of the case once due to my own fault. I love the way the keys feel and I love the tactile response they give back. Being a mechanical keyboard lover for games and work, I feel like this keyboard comes close.

    Now, Apple, have you tried to type on this in a darkish room? It’s hard because there is no backlight. My eyes struggle and I then just switch to the on screen keyboard. For what I paid for this, It should have backlit keys and be able to do something else. I don’t know what else it should do but something else at this price point. Due to the fact that it is the only keyboard that uses the smart connectors on the back on the iPad (that I have found), I will not be switching. Apple, your foresight for products is starting to deminish.

    This review was typed on this keyboard. Would be 5 stars if it had a backlight.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    5 Star Product at a 4 Star Price

    • Written by Robert M from Brunswick

    I love this Smart Keyboard Folio (11-inch). It provides adequate protection for me since I also use a backpack and laptop sleeve to transport both my MacBook and iPad Pro 11-inch. After using this keyboard, I am able to type on it quickly and easily with just a short period of time needed to adapt to it. I'm a touch typist and really have no complaints with the typing experience. While the outer case (front and back) are a little plain looking, the folio serves its purpose well. As my review title suggests, Apple could bring the price of this accessory down some. It does seem to be somewhat overpriced for what it is. I can't speak of long-term quality yet, as I've only owned the keyboard folio for a week, but it does seem to be sturdy and wearing well so far. Very pleased with my purchase with only some minor irritation regarding the price.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Backup

    • Written by Michael P from Folsom

    Just received my back-ordered keyboard (delayed shipment during purchase)... Types well, but certainly adds some weight.

    One curiosity: Given the thickness/weight, behind the keypad where the iPad Pro III magnetically rests, seems like a good place for backup batteries (think Mophie), instead of thick support plastic. I presume there are battery dangers preempting the idea, but it was one of my first thoughts when I opened it... Wow, this is thick, does this thing actually have batteries to extend the battery life of the iPad when connected? Certainly didn’t see it in the description when I purchased it, but given the thickness behind the keypad, thought I may have accidentally missed that added feature.

    ...Just sayin’

    But, still a very good keyboard and iPad Pro III protector

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The best keyboard-case combo you can buy.

    • Written by Stephen H from Orange

    This is the best keyboard folio you can buy. It's fits perfectly and, more importantly, it fits snuggly. Too many other folios have too much play and tip over/slide around. Not this one.

    The only reason I didn't give it 5 starts is that at $180, it's priced about $50-$60 too high.

    Ignore the 1-2 star reviews. Clearly those individuals need to buy a MacBook Air, not a tablet with a keyboard portfolio attachment. Pro tip: The iPad Pro 11" is not a notebook and it never will be.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Evaluating the Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad Pro 11 inch

    • Written by Dave C from Davao City

    My basis for evaluation is not how it compares to other similar products, but how it meets my personal expectations (my own wants and needs). I think this is the best way to evaluate this product for its own worth.

    What I personally look for in a smart keyboard case:

    [x] Lightweight and thin (not heavy and bulky)
    [x] Sturdy and stable when typing on my lap (which I do most of the time)
    [x] Protects the iPad Pro screen and back well from scratches, bumps and small falling objects
    [ ] All around device protection from damage due to accidental drops or bumps
    [x] Easily detachable (if I want to swap it with another case for a different purpose)
    [x] Non-bluetooth dependent (avoids the hassle of powering up, syncing and worrying about sufficient battery charge)
    [x] Keyboard instantly available for immediate typing anytime, anywhere
    [x] Resistant to liquid spills on the keyboard
    [ ] Apple pencil dedicated and safe storage place (without having to be on the charging slot all the time and exposed to accidental removal and drops)
    [x] Keyboard keys spacing not too narrow but well spaced for easier and faster typing
    [x] Keys have a good “feel” and tactile response
    [x] Has comfortable viewing or typing angle
    [x] Can be positioned well for drawing mode with the Apple pencil with the keyboard attached (achieved by positioning the device in typing mode on the keyboard then turning the whole unit upside down)
    [x] Can be used and held well for video recording or AR viewing mode without the keyboard part obstructing the camera, and without having to detach the Ipad from the keyboard unit (particularly in landscape mode) (achieved by removing the device from typing mode and sliding it down on top of the keyboard over the third row of keys, then holding the whole unit up with both hands)
    [x] Screen cover holds or sticks securely even if the unit is held at different angles
    [x] All buttons and ports easily accessible and unobstructed
    [x] Made of durable material
    [ ] Price is reasonable

    15 out of 18 expectations met makes this product worth buying for me!
    I wonder if there is any comparable product that has all the ticked specifications in this list and also has all the unticked ones. I would be interested to know.

    4 of 4 people found this useful