• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pass on this one

    The balance is totally off with the keyboard open so that if you are using it on anything other than a hard countertop/desk, it collapses very easily. One of the times it collapsed on itself, it smacked the screen and cracked the corner so now I have a small crack on my brand new iPad Pro. We own eight ipads, several iphones and itouches/ipods with all sorts of apple accessories to go with them and hands down this is the worst Apple accessory I have ever purchased. Go get the Logitech keyboard like another reviewer suggested and save yourself the aggravation.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT the best option for iPad.

    Simply put, this is not the best keyboard/cover option for iPad Pro 12. If you are like me and demand that you get what you pay your hard earned dollars for (yes, even you trust fund babies are spending dollars that SOMEONE worked hard for...lol), then go with the Logitech keyboard cover option.

    The Logitech keyboard cover is a complete solution. The Logitech:
    1. covers front and back of the iPad Pro;
    2. Is rubberized and will not slip off of the surface you are working on;
    3. Provides a degree of impact protection;
    4. Is BACKLIT (Hallelujah!!!);
    5. The keys feels absolutely GREAT when typing;
    6. Works flawlessly with the iPad's smartlink system;
    7. Is only 10 bucks more than Apple's cover;
    8. Is very attractive and sleek......it says business sophistication;

    Essentially the Logitech is a complete solution which transforms your iPad Pro into a Mac.

    So to the reviewers who say "the Apple keyboard/cover can't do x,y,z....so what?", So what is why blindly buy an Apple product simply for the logo when even Apple apparently believes that the Logitech is superior so why not profit from selling the Logitech right out of their stores.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard good, weird triangle stand BAD

    Keyboard performs great. Nice feel of the keys, very responsive, and simple to type on.
    Interior panel has soft suede. You don't have to worry about the screen getting scratched.
    Charcoal color of the keyboard is nice.

    The TRIANGLE STAND is HORRIBLE!!! Touch the iPad screen at the top and the whole IPad falls over.
    Small stand makes the IPad "TOP-HEAVY"
    Stand does not adjust angle either so when you're in bed or you want to angle the screen a certain way for viewing, be prepared for the IPad to fall completely forward or backward. I hate this feature. Not everyone wants to watch shows and skype at the same angle. Case should be adjustable or have at least 3 viewing angles. Please fix that Apple.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnet Undependable, Viewing Angle All Wrong, & No Special Characters

    I have been using the Smart Keyboard with my IPad Pro 12.9 inch since for over 6 months and have been thoroughly disappointed by the flimsy construction, the faulty magnetic connections, and especially the inability to use it unless it's perfectly positioned on a desk or table.

    1. Magnets -- Apple got this backwards. You'll find yourself ripping the whole thing from your iPad just trying to get it open because the magnet that keeps the cover closed is far stronger than the one that connects it to the iPad itself. As to the big problem though, for this being a keyboard and a cover in one, being secure in the knowledge that your very expensive tablet isn't going to be left unprotected by failure of its cover seems a must. Not so with the Smark Keyboard. The magnets holding the iPad in place are so weak that it comes loose with just the slightest pressure. Certainly, it will come off of the keyboard most of the time when you try to adjust the keyboard or fold up the cover. I have had mine randomly fall from its base whilst walking with it in the keyboard because the keyboard's connector is not rigid enough to prevent slight bending that torsion that occurs from holding it from causing it to release from the iPad. Mine has also come completely out of its case several times when the case was closed, and on three occasions resulting in the iPad crashing to the ground face down. Luckily my iPad hasn't cracked yet, but I do now get to spend the rest of my time as owner of this iPad looking at a scratch in the centre of the glass screen caused by this faulty case just releasing the tablet it's designed to be enclosing.

    2. Viewing Angle -- forget using your keyboard or being able to read or watch videos whilst lying in bed or on the sofa or in the car or on a bus or train or anywhere else except for sitting at a table or desk with the iPad set flat in front of you whilst you sit back away from it and look at it from a higher angle. You can't adjust this. This silly option is the only angle that's possible. If you try to play with the case to position it to stand more upright, it just falls over and hits you in the face. For all the design that's gone into making iPad Pro a great device for movies and video, the keyboard's absurdly too far back angle makes it awkward and useless in this regard. You'll find yourself using one hand to hold the top of your iPad Pro at an acceptable angle much of the time. This is a sad design oversight and bad form on Apple's part as it would have been very cheap for them to allow more than one angle.

    3. Typing -- forget using this for anything but limited straight off the keyboard English. All of those extra characters such as vowels with accents or umlauts or foreign currency symbols or the degree symbol that are easily available via on-screen keyboards by just holding down the key? Not available and inaccessible unless you detach your keyboard and switch to on-screen. The flexible nature of the keyboard itself also means that you can expect lots of typos you're not actually making and worst of all, the keyboard will highlight whole paragraphs of text and just delete it without your having pressed anything with no way to get it back. I've had entire chapters of books just wiped clean by this flaw. Again, the Smart Keyboard is only a keyboard if you don't want to type much and you do it only whilst sitting at a desk with the keyboard on a flat surface. You'll also spend collective hours of your life trying to turn off caps lock and undo capital letters the keyboard forces upon you regardless of how many times you delete them.

    You owe us a new keyboard, Apple!

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Handy and useful

    Got from the Apple Store is a useful bit of kit for the iPad took a few days to get use to is shame it doesn't protect the back of the iPad so had to buy separate cover to prevent starches from appearing. Is good quality but think the price could be a bit lower. But would recommend.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Over priced

    This keyboard is way over priced. $265 for only one viewing angle and no backlit keyboard - this also does not offer any protection for the back of the iPad Pro - you can purchase a back cover for $129 which is ridiculous.

    I do like typing on this keyboard and the design does compliment the iPad Pro's aesthetics.

    I am a huge Apple fan and have most of their products but they are getting a bit greedy with their pricing now.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard Call

    I've been using this keyboard for four months now, and I still can't decide how I feel about it.

    The convenience of having it always attached to the iPad is a win over traditional Bluetooth keyboards, but at the same time, it adds a significant amount of weight and bulk to an otherwise svelte device.

    It feels incredibly sturdy given its probably-as-thin-as-possible construction, but I'm already seeing glossy wear-spots in the fabric covering, making it look much less attractive than before. I can use it on my lap (carefully), but it's meant for a desk. Given that it's on a desk, it's probably under direct lighting, so the lights reflect badly off the wear-spots.

    Having used a number of other keyboards in the past with iOS devices, I thought I would be fine living without the dedicated function key row for controlling things like volume and brightness. I was wrong; I miss those keys terribly. The key response and feel, however, is amazingly good considering what this keyboard actually is.

    To make it work in a protective way for the iPad, you need to add the back Smart Cover, too. This combination is crazy expensive, especially considering I had a less elegant—but eminently workable—solution with an inexpensive book-style cover and a small, lightweight, fabric keyboard from another manufacturer (that had function keys). The combination, even with the external keyboard having its own battery, actually weighed less.

    I don't see myself going back to that case (which I even had a loop for the Pencil on) and keyboard combination because the always-on and always-available nature of this keyboard is fantastic, but not a day goes by when I don't think about it because of the decreased weight and the glare from the worn spots on the key fabric starting to appear and being a distraction.

    Would I buy it again? I honestly don't know the answer to that question.

    120 of 136 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Keyboard

    I have used the Smart Keyboard extensively for 3 days. It is quite stable on a flat surface, works well on my lap (use a child's laptop desk), The feel of the keys and their accuracy are excellent. (I purchased a Magic Keyboard for my iPad Air 2 and it is OK, but I frequently press the wrong key--not at all so with the Smart Keyboard). The missing function keys are not a significant issue for me (I use keyboard shortcuts and the Assistive Touch capability of iOS to handle my needs.). I am most pleased with my purchase--as I have come to expect, Apple produces quality products.

    43 of 54 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomically challenging

    While I admire the fit and look of the Smart Keyboard, the space key does not always produce space and the caps lock key should be disableable . If i hit the tab key it works sometimes but often erases what I was trying to type. This happens on almost every sentence.

    I suppose that I've become accustomed to often flawless designs from Apple from the original Mac forward (128K) At this price, this should be better designed and in future I'm taking a much harder look at 3rd party offerings.

    55 of 64 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    The keyboard itself is really good - nice touch, once you get used to keeping your knuckles away from the touch sensitive screen.

    However the way the keyboard folds out is really awful! I can't imagine Jonny Ives designed this. It flops all over the place and getting it set up is like making origami.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty ok

    I have just picked up the Smart Keyboard today. As typical with Apple products, its beautifully packaged and presented. It attached to my iPad pro easily and works beautifully straight away, prompting a software update immediately. Im using my iPad pro to type presentations and assignments away from my iMac and most of the word processing I do will still be done on my iMac, but while I'm at work and have downtime I really wanted a product that was lightweight and would be easier to type with rather than using the onscreen keyboard the iPad pro offers. The feel of the smart keyboard is like a thick sturdy nylon and the keys are very responsive. It works best on a table top but I was able to have it on my lap and it worked fine as well, although I was afraid it might topple over... might take a bit of getting used to in this respect. Have read many reviews and not sure what the negative ones were about. I only wish that there was more colour selection and that they offered this as an all in one case instead of me having to purchase a seperate silicon case to protect the back.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed, cheap toy feel

    What a disappointment. Feels very flimsy. Keys are horrible, reminds me of a cheap calculator. I paid £139 for this toy. Having used it for a week now I would not purchase this again even if it was £1.39.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    These new iPad Pro covers and keyboard covers aren't much for durability. They pick up deep nicks and scratches all too easily. Combine that with their slippery surfaces, and you get a lot of unnecessary damage to the case and potentially to the iPad itself. Very disappointing.

    I do like the keyboard itself. I just wish the rest of it was as nice.

    I hope they reinvent these for the iPad Pro 2.

    42 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant Keyboard. £. sign help

    Just to point out as not in shortcut keys help,to get the £ sign hold down Shift and Caps lock together then press 3 while holding them down, press caps lock again on its own after ,or all your typing will be in uppercase. Hope this helps someone.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    weak magnet - now my iPad pro is smashed

    the iPad fell our of my hands (I was left holding the keyboard) and I watched my $1000 iPad fall down a flight of stairs and smash into pieces.
    Not happy

    110 of 221 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy the pencil, NOT keyboard:

    The typing experience isn't that bad and yes the keyboard is soft and i like it too,
    However, for the money it's insane that apple did not include the iOS system specific keys...home key, volume controls, brightness controls...play pause for music etc.
    And whats up with rhe CAPS button not working? Thats annoying and my THIRD KEYBOARD MY COMPANY PAID FOR, RETURNED. Just to be disappointed with the same exact problems that I am now writing a review on and I am not a review person I don't read them I don't like them I don't care about them
    I wish

    YES, The typing experience is great...But for the money, "I'll rephrase my sentence to the typing experience isn't that bad."

    However, Apple conveniently forgot 2 not include the iOS system specific keys...home key, volume controls, number buttons, brightness controls...play pause for music etc. Function keys and I won't even talk about what in the world is wrong with the caps button.
    They could have moved the base back half an inch and made room for an extra row of iOS specific keys at the top. I can't believe they choose not to do that.
    Returning 3 bad keyboards isn't a coincidence I finally bought one off amazon.com and I was done with it!

    UNLESS this keyboard isnt a problem for u specifically to pay for out of your pocket, i wouldnt buy it.
    I promise u will be followed by dissapointment.
    Wait for Apple to come out with another one they will soon enough they will fix all the problems that whatever quack need this one over there working for Apple I promise

    These positive reviews are written by Apple, or and by, computer illiterate people, who have no idea what a good keyboard is from a bad one.
    these positive reciews have said NOTHING ABOUT MISSING KEYS U normally find and need on a REGULAR, no ANY OTHER KEYBOARD EVERY MADE!

    99 of 133 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected

    Bought this case for my pro with the intention of using it for uni, once I opened the box I was surprised there is room for improvement on this product but with out a doubt a ground changing product for Apple themselves, such improvements could be a pen holder and a light up function. But this doesn't change the fact that it is easy and fun to use love it Apple good work :)

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Smart Keyboard and Apple Pen

    I have not much to say about the Smart Keyboard as I currently can do without it for most of the time. However, when I do need the keyboard it has proven itself incredibly useful and adequate. Apple engineered it so well when you set it up to use the on screen keyboard no longer pops up. The one draw back I have found turning up the volume for the iPad pro on the keyboard is not available as far as a I can tell. My biggest complaint is the Apple Pen for the Smart Keyboard. Apple did not provide a clip or a slot on the Smart Keyboard to put the Apple Pen. As a result I am not using the Apple Pen to jot notes as I hoped. it seems an incredible oversight or mistake by Apple that Steve Jobs said that Apple does not ignore. At $99 one does not want to lose this for want of method to hold it.

    27 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    There is no key to activate dictation.

    This keyboard lacks a key to activate dictation. This is a major omission because it makes it very difficult to dictate when using the keyboard. I cannot understand how they left out such an obvious feature.

    72 of 90 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    OK, I have to say it...

    This is a great keyboard. I read all the reviews I could find on the iPad Pro, Keyboard, and Pencil. Only the Pencil got consistently all positive reviews. I got the keyboard because the Logitech keyboard was too big and too heavy even though it was backlit and had function keys. I have a MacBook Pro Retina. I really did not need to make my iPad Pro the same size as my laptop. What is the point? I may was well not buy it.

    I was pleasantly surprised that the keyboard DOES feel good and is easy to type on. I type on my deck a lot. I have had iPads since the original. My last iPad Air (latest) I just passed to my wife, but I never used it as much as I use the pro. I have owned many type of keyboards for my IPad Air... Most made it less portable. Many did not feel like a Apple keyboard to me.

    The keyboard design was well thought out. Small footrprint. Doubles as a cover. Can be washed clean. iPad are used around food a lot. Being able to wash this thing is awesome. With the pen, this is really worth it.

    30 of 39 people found this useful