Smart Keyboard for 10.5‑inch iPad Air - British English

  • €179.00
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  • Overview

    The Smart Keyboard combines advanced technologies to create a keyboard like no other. It’s a full-size keyboard that’s fully portable, and it connects to iPad Air with the Smart Connector. Just attach the Smart Keyboard and start typing. And when you’re done, it folds to create a slim, lightweight cover.

  • iPad Models

  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Small But Serious Design Flaw

      When resting on a flat surface (e.g. a desktop or table) with the iPad seated properly, the Smart Keyboard does not lie flat. Instead, the weight of the 10.5" i When resting on a flat surface (e.g. a desktop or table) with the iPad seated properly, the Smart Keyboard does not lie flat. Instead, the weight of the 10.5" iPad tips the leading edge of the keyboard up about ¼", making it difficult to type on because the user must either hold the keyboard down on the desk or prop the iPad up from behind. Apple's legendary attention to detail seems to have failed them here. Do not buy this product unless you're prepared to hold down a keyboard that should not need holding down.

      • Written by Jay Scott N from Greenville

      2805 of 3052 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Small But Serious Design Flaw

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Protection concern

      I guess I was so excited to order my new iPad that I did not look at this close enough. There is no back protection for the iPad. I hope they plan to add a ba I guess I was so excited to order my new iPad that I did not look at this close enough. There is no back protection for the iPad. I hope they plan to add a back that is compatible with the Smart Keyboard case. I have seen others question this on the site. Cant tell you how it works because my iPad won't arrive until next week. Its just the protection of the iPad that concerns me. It is quite an investment. Thank you

      • Written by Linda G from Cartersville

      1702 of 2106 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Protection concern

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      New iPad Pro 10.5 Smart Keyboard

      So I was under the impression that the 10.5 version of the Smart Keyboard would have a redesigned key layout; this is not the case--the key layout is identical So I was under the impression that the 10.5 version of the Smart Keyboard would have a redesigned key layout; this is not the case--the key layout is identical to that of the 9.7 version. The picture for this product is a blatant, if not strategic, misrepresentation of what you will receive. SMH...

      • Written by Weston B from Benton

      1570 of 1909 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?New iPad Pro 10.5 Smart Keyboard

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      10.5 Smart Keyboard - pricey paperweight. Offered 8% discount buy new

      13 months after purchase, keyboard stopped working. I had heard that some were being repaired or replaced through the forums so I thought I would ask. Support d 13 months after purchase, keyboard stopped working. I had heard that some were being repaired or replaced through the forums so I thought I would ask. Support desk suggested I take it to store as it was listed for repair. I drove two hours to the closest location to be told it did not work. I was offered a new one at a deep purchase discount of 8% . My response.....Why would I spend $180 to repurchase what was clearly a defective product?

      • Written by Dawn V from Lethbridge

      Is this review useful?10.5 Smart Keyboard - pricey paperweight. Offered 8% discount buy new

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Good...at first, after 2 years doesn’t work - and expensive

      Apple, please make items that function well, are easy to use, look good and last. Please do not turn into the Cuisinart of electronics - used to be well made, Apple, please make items that function well, are easy to use, look good and last. Please do not turn into the Cuisinart of electronics - used to be well made, highly functional, long life....I guess various executives cut costs, drove up revenues and made huge amounts of money as they rode the brand into the ground....you can only get away with that for so long. And by the way, I might even give up my iPhone if you continue to make them so slippery it’s inevitable it gets dropped and broken...can’t you add ridge lines to the sides?

      • Written by LINDA P from FAIRFAX

      Is this review useful?Good...at first, after 2 years doesn’t work - and expensive

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Feel, Spill Resistant, Fast But... Section 508 Accessible it is NOT

      Really love the keyboard and have had one on each iPad using it regularly. My iPad 12.9" generation 1 has had the keyboard on it since it came out in Sept 2015 Really love the keyboard and have had one on each iPad using it regularly. My iPad 12.9" generation 1 has had the keyboard on it since it came out in Sept 2015. Yes, the lettering can wear and yes the space bar gets shiny with use. I have one on my iPad Pro 10.5 as well, same story. The biggest single problem is that there is no way to activate the "Siri keyboard" or "speech to text" when the keyboard is attached. You must remove the keyboard to have the iPad soft keyboard appear. Then it eventually activates the speech to text and the button with the microphone appears. I will commonly use speech-to-text to dictate my emails, my notes, and even in Pages for word processing. Not having a microphone key on Apple iOS keyboards is a huge hinderance, even for those not disabled for which it is a necessity. As other reviewers have noted, Apple's attention to detail on this product is somewhat disappointing. When any Apple keyboard is attached, the iPad is no longer Section 508 Accessibility qualified. Accordingly the Apple keyboard needs to be banned from government purchasing as it is operates contrary to accessibility use law.

      • Written by William C from Bristow

      Is this review useful?Great Feel, Spill Resistant, Fast But... Section 508 Accessible it is NOT