• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ! Keyboard is genius....

    Recently purchased an iPad Pro 12.9 to act as a light weight laptop replacement for 13 inch MBPr that I gave to my sister. First, I tried the Otterbox Symmetry case with a Bluetooth apple keyboard. The Symmetry is a beautiful case; and really does protect the iPad from bumps and scratches. But I soon realized that I really wanted the keyboard attached in some way to the iPad. Secondly, I tried the Brydge 12.9 Pro keyboard. I loved how the Brydge keyboard looks so similar to an MBP keyboard. The Brydge has some issues. First, the bluetooth connectivity was spotty; secondly, the keyboard did not fit with the Symmetry or the Apple Silicone Case. Leaving the IPad Pro naked. Further, the combination of the IPad Pro and the Brydge made the combination seemingly heavier than the MBP. In addition, the iPad Pro was too heavy for the keyboard's hinges causing the iPad to fall flat while in use. Finally, after watching several YouTube videos I decided to try the Smart Keyboard with the Silicone case (still wanting as much protection for the iPad Pro as possible). Result? This review is being written using the iPad Pro 12.9 and its companion Smart Keyboard. The whole setup is on my lap while laying on the couch watching a movie. Wow. The iPad Pro finally feels like a true productivity tool. I love that the keyboard can double as a presentation stand, Smart Cover, and of course, typing. And all without getting uncomfortably warm/hot like the MBPr. And the keys make sounds while typing. Oh, and did I mention that the whole setup is soooo light weight?!. Looking forward to taking this to meetings and working while on the road; while sitting up in bed; on the sofa, car.....you get the idea! Thanks Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The keyboard is garbage---and let me tell you why

    When you first buy the keyboard, you will love it. Look at all these 5-star reviews that are recent. They have not had the keyboard long. This keyboard does not last more than 6 months. I have had had 2. Both failed in the same time frame. First the numbers begin fading, then you start getting "not compatible accessory", and then sporadic connection issues where the keyboard does not respond.

    I am very familiar with this keyboard. Go ahead an buy it. You will replace it in 6 months. Look at this as a $25 monthly payment to Apple once you amortize the cost of the keyboard over the 6 months. Look at it like a "keyboard service" they are offering you. Yay!

    I have not tried other keyboards from other manufacturers. I ended up buying a MS Surface to replace this and using this very expensive iPad Pro to play games. It is not useful for business. Don't do it. I have every Apple product made and as a result of this keyboard I now detest this company for bamboozling me into a product that they know is garbage.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Literally about to throw away

    Unlike some others, I liked typing on it and only used for basic typing so missing keys didn't phase me. Would have rated a 4 a few months ago. Now, connection is not great, get told often that device isn't connected or doesn't work, and when connected and iPad screen locked it will start flickering like there is some energy surge happening. Know Apple will just tell me out of warranty so going in garbage and buying the non Apple alternative.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best keyboard if not perfect keyboard I have ever used!

    Not gonna lie, I have actually used this to play games and it can even do that! It works like you'd expect from a computer keyboard, yet it does better than those that I have used in the past. This is not onky the perfect example from things made by companies that of,course go perfectly well together, but an achievement for something made out of soft material especially being used as a case! I recommend.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a Smart Keyboard

    I hate this keyboard. Hard to use and harder to push the keys. No backlight. Does not set up very well. Very disappointed!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect , need more improvement

    Keyboard is not perfect at all , it doesn't support all apps like ( facebook Messenger , Youtube ) and some functions like Voluming Up and Down
    Doesn't support home button even though ,
    It's not benifitable at night ,

    Need more improve , hope so in iOS 11

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money! Buyer beware!

    Stopped working already. The Apple Store wanted $140 to replace it when the next one will probably fail too. Do not waste your money when Apple won't stand behind this product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    One of the worst purchases they are barely optimised for anything but safari. I had to get a new since the last one broke because of an update bug and worst of all it has an awful affect to your battery life mine has went from 10 hours to 5.5max

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved the keyboard but IOS 10 killed it!

    The Smart Keyboard used to connect seamlessly to my IPAD PRO until IOS 10 arrived. Now I am constantly barraged with the pop-up message that the accessory is not supported. The advice on the internet is to clean the contacts but that solution does not work. I had to constantly flap up and down the keyboard to Get it to work. Close the smart keyboard and the connection is lost again. I finally got fed up and decided to get a new case with a Bluetooth keyboard.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Good product

    This product is very good. (Y)

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save your money!

    This keyboard is absolute garbage ... Read the support forums and RECENT reviews and you'll find that Apple released an updated to iOS in late 2016 that literally made this keyboard barely useable. Mine constantly stops working and I get the "accessory not supported" error. I'm on keyboard #2 and constant issues.

    This is a major issue with this keyboard and Apple is clearly not interested in fixing the software related problems with it. I would avoiding buying until Apple solves these problems. I feel ripped off.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stops working small the time!

    Proof in case - in writing this review by tapping the screen since it stops working ALL THE TIME. 5-6 times per day. Says that "This accessory isn't supported...". What?!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    weak magnets, stiff keys

    So many have said the same thing below. I loved the idea of it as an effortless connecting device with a sturdy cover, but the keyboard just falls off my iPad Pro the second I lift it up to close the cover. It slides off when I'm carrying it, it won't stay up if I put it on my lap (you have to use the keyboard with a table), and it doesn't close tightly enough to prevent the device from turning on. The keyboard would be quiet if I didn't have to push the keys so hard (and so accurately). A colleague commented on it in a department meeting--"Are you mad at your email, or something?"--and someone else commented that they had the same problem, too. Also, I've never been keen on the fact that this thing lacks a screen typing angle, even just for reading or gaming or whatever. Since the keyboard is so flimsy, I can't use it to prop up the screen: either I hold the thing flat, or it falls off the cover. Once these issues are resolved--and they are relatively easy to fix--it will be fantastic. I think that other brands, like Logitech, were unreliable enough on my previous generation iPad that I won't replace the Apple keyboard, but it is a huge disappointment because I trust Apple to design better products. Would I buy it again? Yup, because other brands just don't connect as well, and I haven't had the software issue that others have had. If I do get those issues, though, I'll probably bail.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work anymore

    Was so excited to get the actual keyboard since it wasn't released for quite awhile after the iPad Pro. Thought it was wonderful as it allowed more functions than the on screen keypad. Just after a year it no longer works and sends a screen window saying the iPad does not support the device. When I checked in the Apple Store I was told it was not under warranty and would have to buy a new one. Would expect better service or a better product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad Pro review

    Keyboard for I pad pro magnets fall off this design was for bring Coll purpose and not for practically it falls off all the time keypad bad very bad

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It won't last!

    The keyboard is awesome, while it works. Then just after your Warranty expires, they somehow manage to make it stop working!!

    I recommend getting Apple Care on this product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice if it will last

    Mine died and won't work at all. I didn't use the keyboard much but it was nice when needed. Took it to the Apple Store where they confirmed it wouldn't work. It is out of the warranty period so I'd have to buy a new one. Based upon the reviews it doesn't appear this keyboard cover is built to last. Can't justify shelling out $170 for something that has a high failure rate over time.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK as a keyboard, but rubbish as a case

    Pros - The actual keyboard layout is very good, the keys are nicely spaced and I think the key press feels good when typing. It hasn't broken yet, despite falling to the ground a couple of times

    Cons - The cover is held on magnetically, I have found that it falls off, if you fold or in-fold it quickly.
    - if you fold the cover back and hold the device in portrait mode then I find the whole things feels heavy AND unbalanced, I normally have to remove the device from the case altogether when using it in Portrait mode
    - no backlite keys means that I can't type without a light on
    - overs no protection to the rear or sides of the iPad

    Summary - When the case breaks (from falling off) I will not replace it with the same one! It's one of the few disappointing Apple purchases that I've made.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing. Causes locked screen to flicker needing constant reboot

    I'm now on my second iPad Pro 12 inch. At first I (and Apple Store) wasn't able to diagnose my problem of constant screen flickering when in locked mode. Returned my iPad and got a new one, but with the same original Apple Smart Keyboard. Now having all the same issues with my new IPad. Even after two complete resets to original settings. I'm convinced the Apple Smart Keyboard is the cause for this problem. I've isolated all the software apps I use, removing one by one, to understand this screen flickering issue. My conclusion is that this keyboard is the issue. I constantly get a pop up indicating "this device is not supported", then when the locked screen flickers uncontrollably I have to restart the iPad. Very frustrating. I use my iPad for work and travel. It's an increasingly powerful tool, but the keyboard has issues that have not been corrected by Apple. I don't recommend this product, but hope Apple fixes these issues in the next gen. Apple please help!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ipad pro keyboard

    Really poor design, it constantly falls off, magnetic connection really hopeless, expensive and offers no protection to the ipad case, i have used for 2 days and i have now ordered a logitech which has a backlit keyboard unlike the Apple keyboard, do not waste your money on this inferior product, it is nothing better than junk, got to be Apples biggest failure and biggest rip off !!!!

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