• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good quality, but flawed

    I use mine to type all the time as it ois way faster than a touchscreen keyboard for me and the setup is just more confortable for me. The build quality is on par with Apple usual products and the keys feel nice to the touch and the keyboard is responsive until you try the keyboard shortcuts. I have bought this in the first place for the typing, but secondly for the shortcuts availables that would in theory make you fly thru apps and increase multitasking and productivity like never before, but honeslty i am not impressed with the shortcuts. More often than not they don't work and I simply stopped trying to use them wich is a big issue. I would not recommend this keyboard to anybody and the only reason I gave three stars is because of the build quality.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great typing with superb portability!

    As I think several reviewers here have done so far, I am writing this with the Smart Keyboard. I love the feel, the light weight and how sleek it is when in cover mode. I truly do prefer its thinness over having backlit keys, but I wonder if Apple could make a future version with a type of glow-in-the-dark coating for the keys (just the symbols in the center of each key) so that you could get a hint of lit up keys when typing in the dark. One thing that has me very excited is, in testing iOS 9.3 public beta, I can see that Apple is adding a great deal of keyboard support to make it feel much more like navigating a Mac with the keyboard when using this with the iPad Pro. I can't wait to see the iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard features down the road just by updating iOS!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Keyboard Cover - More Colors Would be Nice

    The Smart Keyboard is a fantastic product and a wonderful feat of engineering. The performace and tactile feel of the keyboard is wonderful and quite incredible considering how incredibly thin the product is. I have read comments by other reviewers saying that the iPad is awkward to use with this keyboard on the lap because the whole setup feels off-balance. As a college student, I use my iPad Pro with this keyboard in my lap quite frequently in lecture halls and in meetings, and I have never had this problem. Even when sitting at angles with the iPad Pro leaning further back than normal, I have never had the feeling that the iPad was in danger of tipping over. I would highly recommend this keyboard to anyone interested in an external keyboard for his or her iPad Pro.

    My only criticism of this product is that it comes only in one color. With the iPad Air and iPad Mini covers coming in a plethora of colors, I find it incredible that Apple only offers one color of keyboard for its flagship iPad model. I don't see how it would be asking the impossible to manufacture the keyboards in at lest two or three other colors to allow iPad Pro users options to express their personalitites through their device accessories. I also believe that the silicone cases and smart covers for the iPad Pro should also be made in a wide array of colors comparable to the large selection of covers and cases for the iPad Air and iPad Mini, but I've voiced those grievences in additional reviews.

    All in all, this is a great product. I simply wish I could get it in another color, preferably navy...

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys are dying

    I've had my Smart Keyboard for less than one week and the keys are dying. First the negative key, then the plus key, now the space bar. I called apple and there is no problem exchanging it but I would have hoped that may they would have tested it a little more. I'm hoping that this one is just a lemon. I waited over a month to get it so I am going to try to just take it to the local Apple Store, who is suppose to have them in stock and exchange it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    After 35 years of computing, my favorite keyboard of all time.

    Yes, the review about the lack of a caps lock indicator is true, as is the (lack) of ability to activate voice in iMessage, but I still find myself loving the keyboard. I make virtually no typing errors on it, and it's proximity to the display makes the combination of a keyboard and the touch screen really work. With my other iPads, I used several aftermarket keyboards and typically abandoned them in a short time. I love this one, and hope that the shortcomings will be resolved soon in software.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outrageously good. Made me fall in love with my iPad pro

    I'm wildly passionate about this keyboard. It's incredible. I was thinking about sending back my iPad pro before I got this. This is an amazing product. It brings the iPad pro to a higher level. The typing action is amazing. I find myself typing as fast or faster than I do on my MacBook Air. The keyboard shortcuts are an incredible bonus. There are many iOS apps that now support keyboard shortcuts and this helps you take advantage of it.

    It's very stable as well. For example, I'm typing this in bed and it's resting perfectly on my legs. I've used it on the couch in my lap, works great. I can't think of anything that I would change about this keyboard. It's an incredible piece of hardware.

    I permanently use it as my iPad cover. It's remarkably thin. I use the matching color iPad case to cover the back of the iPad. I'm not sure what the possible appeal could be of a case by another manufacturer. Also, I can't imagine having the iPad pro without this keyboard. I use my iPad mainly for business. There are some days when I never turn on my laptop.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    From a lot of the reviews I read, I wasn't sure if I'd like this keyboard. I have to say I really like the feel of the keys, and enjoy the unexpected "clickiness" of them. I wish there was a row for function keys (brightness, search) but the way it's designed wouldn't' really allow for that. The good thing is technically there are hardware keys on the iPad itself for some of these controls (volume, Home), so that was possibly the thinking in omitting them. What's funny is I find myself using keyboard shortcuts more on the iPad than on my Mac, and finding some tasks are faster for me now. The lack of a mouse or trackpad makes me use these commands more often.

    The main negative I find is that the cover is a little cumbersome in how you have to fold it. It feels like an excercise in Origami to unfold it the way you want. It's a shame Apple didn't put a kickstand on the device, because it forces case and keyboard makers to come up with these fold designs to get everything in the right place, and they can be a bit ungainly.

    The other negative is the added weight. Compared to just the Smart Cover, you can feel the difference.

    Overall a nice solution to needing a keyboard on you at all times.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't listen to the haters....This is a fantastic "keyboard"

    Love at first use. This keyboard is amazing. Yes, it does only cover the front, but so what. Yes, there is no holder for the pencil, but, so what. Yes, there may be some functionality glitches, but again, so what. This Smart "KEYBOARD" for iPad Pro rocks. Apple only promised us a keyboard, and that's what this is. The whiners probably shake their birthday cards for money before they read them, so sad. This is by far the best peripheral keyboard I've ever used in terms of feel and accuracy. Oh, and the feel/look of the materials/design is far from cheap, as mentioned in some other reviews. They nailed it, AGAIN!! Thanks Apple. Bottom Line - Drop the coin and don't look back. This keyboard will transform your iPad Pro into a monster of mayhem.(in a good way). Cheers!!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Well made nice to use as has been said before a little on the expensive side but better than the Logitech version.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but Worth It

    I wouldn't want my new iPad Pro to get damaged in any way....so I went for both the Smart Keyboard and the iPad Pro Silicone charcoal gray case. I had to order my keyboard because stock levels were very low after the holidays but it only took a couple weeks and shipping was free. I found the Silicone back case at my local Best Buy store. The case is easy to install and looks and operates perfectly. I feel much happier now that I know my new iPad Pro is protected. I spent about $160 for both of these add ons. So, with the iPad Pro, Apple Care, the keyboard cover and back side case AND the pencil ....it's getting pricy. But I am very happy with the total Apple brand package....the other iPad Pro keyboard Logitech case seemed to be a lower quality option. It just didn't have the look and feel of the Apple product. Now I am waiting for my pencil to arrive, apparently it will also take a couple weeks. All and all this total package is one hot iPad. Thanks Apple!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really like this keyboard, pity it's not backlit...

    I wasn't sure about this keyboard and given it was on back order for six weeks, my expectations were high. I really wanted a keyboard that covered the back - like my Logitech Air 2 case - but found the Pro version to be too bulky and heavy. I liked the keys and feel, but not the weight.

    Anyhow, Apple keyboard arrived a week ago and typing took a little getting use to (shallow keys) but you find yourself picking it up really quickly and your speed improving. Well, I did anyway.

    Unfolding the keyboard for use could have been designed better and typing on your lap (on lounge) doesn't really work, but then, the Pro is a heavy device and if the keyboard was heavier, I would just use my MacBook. I like that you don't have to charge it (power runs from pro) and will see how this affects the battery life.

    Given a couple of improvements in the next model I.e. Better unfolding, backlit this will be a amazing keyboard, but it's still pretty good and still glad I purchased it over others given its light weight and screen protection. I purchased a apple back cover (which was very expensive) and all set now.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent typing feel!

    I love this cover/keyboard! Excellent feel of the keys. Typing can be very fast and there is no Bluetooth "lag". I kinda wish there was light for night time airplane typing, but it's only a minor wish. The keyboard is well made and when paired with the silicone case it is a sharp looking and feeling protective case.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What an awesome keyboard!

    I was sceptical of this keyboard when I started typing with it in the Apple Store because the keys felt different to anything I'd typed on before. I opted to go with the Logitech one (surprisingly, the Apple employee was really REALLY pressuring me to choose Logitech). I have to say that it was the most horrendous experience on any Apple product I've used, which is why I believe you need to only use genuine Apple accessories. It made my iPad heavier than a MacBook Pro and no longer portable at all. Being into design and the beauty of products, the gorgeousness of the iPad got lost in it too, but the biggest issue was with the keys. I'm very proficient at typing and don't need a backlit screen and found I didn't need the Home Button or the other short cuts too. It's not that hard to reach onto the screen. The keyboard wouldn't register 1 out of every 5-6 letters and autocorrect kept kicking in. It took me a good 2-3 minutes longer to keep fixing up my emails. So frustrating!!

    I went in and exchanged it for the Apple Keyboard which was $40 more. Best decision I've made. Not only does the keyboard compliment the iPad's design, it's keys are so comfortable and responsive. I'm typing faster than ever and so far haven't had a single issue with it. I agree it is a bit on the pricier side but definitely worth it. I use my iPad a lot on the road showing demos to clients and checking emails etc. The smart keyboard is perfect for what I need to do. Very highly recommended as a must for the iPad Pro, especially if it's to replace a computer.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard experience

    The keyboard might seem a bit on the higher end when it comes to the price, but then it is a pleasure to use. Based on my past experience with Logitech keyboards, I was a bit sceptical in using a keyboard at first but so far have not been disappointed. The quality is excellent, the keyboard works and integrates well with the iPadPro. Some people might want a trackpad - but given it is an iPad, you really do not need any. I recommend to get an Apple Pencil as well.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Purchase

    I was very skeptical about this purchase. I decided to wait awhile before I got it. OMG!! This keyboard is quite awesome. The look, feel and functionality are awesome. The keys are nice soft and they respond very well to fast typing. I never use my iPad Pro without this. I love how the whole thing can be flipped around the back if you're using the iPad in a handheld position. When sitting on a desk it puts the iPad in a perfect position to view the screen. I am absolutely impressed with the design of this keyboard. GREAT JOB APPLE.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy it for the convenience

    I wasn't planning to purchase this keyboard because I already own the Bluetooth keyboard but after forgetting to bring it along to my business trips, I decided to invest in this product.

    It does take awhile to get use to it but after typing long articles, it becomes very familiar and you will eventually type as fast as your standard keyboard. Even folding takes a while to get use to and I yet to efficiently stand the iPad up with the folds where the keyboard it behind the iPad. I notice that the angle it produces with the keyboard folded back is also a lot steeper too.

    The only complaint I have is if you are not careful picking the iPad up with the cover fully open, the magnetic might come off (due to the weight of the cover) and the whole cover falls to the ground. Hopefully it's shock proof.

    Definitely purchase this for the convenience and piece of mind that you have a keyboard for rapid typing at anytime.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Skeptic turned cheerleader

    Although I may be first to buy "new" technology, I don't walk the bleeding edge. I purchased the iPad Pro because it seemed more of an evolutionary technology rather than radical.

    So keyboards. I have four Bluetooth keyboards in my closet that I attempted to use with my iPad Air 2. One just stopped working, one would only pair occasionally with Bluetooth and the remaining two were just clunky - not something that you'd want to carry around all day. Not something that you'd want your neighbors to see you carrying.

    This keyboard is different. It just "fits" the iPad Pro. It doesn't take long to become accustomed to the feel of the keys and it's superior to any iPad keyboard that I have used to date. A terrific product that enhances the iPad experience.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent keyboard

    Before buying this I checked out reviews and I was undecided between buying this or the cheaper Logitech Create Keyboard. On seeing them in person the Logitech just seemed the wrong choice, it may be cheaper but it effectively turned the iPad into a laptop, which defeats the point. The Smart Keyboard is lighter and yes it doesn't add protection to the back of the iPad pro it is actually a better keyboard. It feels good when typing and unfolds in seconds, the keyboard can be detached in seconds, unlike the Logitech which takes some effort to snap out of the case. Many of the reviews say the keys on the Smart Keyboard are too noisy, that is rubbish. I bought the silicone case to protect the back. This adds a bit of weight to the iPad Pro, but not as much as Logitech Create does. The only thing I can criticise is the price, but I am not going to mark down my rating because of this, I feel I actually paid for what I have purchased. It's a great keyboard.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple was asleep when making this one.

    Not sure what Apple was thinking when they came up with this one. Like previous reviewers have mentioned, there's lack of support for certain special characters resulting in making revert back to the on screen keyboard for input. There is no caps lock light. But the thing that makes me so dissipating end about this product is the cheap feel of the silicone material. It feels greasy in your hands and they slip away from using it. Not to mention that it adds a significant amount of weight to an already beast of a machine. Apple seriously wasn't paying attention when they selected the materials and finish for this case. It's just mediocre, and totally not what I've come to expect from them. Also what's with this charcoal grey case color? It's horrible! Bring the black leather cases back and skip this grey nonsense.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent addition to iPad Pro

    I bought this a few weeks ago and find it very good to excellent. It is lighter than the Logitech and matches up perfectly with the silicone case. One little missing item that I find a little troubling is the lack of an indicator that the caps lock is on. That doesn't detect from my giving it a solid five stars.

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