• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Always having problem for connection

    I bought this Smart Keyboard on 13-6 last year. Use smoothly until Feb this year, keep facing problem of connection and pop up notifications stating that this device is not compatible. No choice, go apple reseller for warranty and wait for 2 days before i get current keyboard.

    Yesterday, this keyboard having same problem as the previous one also. I really not having that much of time keep going to change and to claim a new one. Really frustrated as only 3-4 months passed by only. Hope that Apple will improve user experience on future.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    What's up?

    Why does the keyboard stop working? Even when I power off then on. Screen keyboard won't go on when Smart Keyboard stops working. Otherwise I like it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GOOD however

    The keyboard which I am now typing from is really good and very useful. It is expensive and overpriced no one can disagree. The keyboard is really Turing the ipad into more useful tool and not affecting it is portability. So it is supper light and supper responsive. The backlit everybody is now complaining about it however the screen dose the work for me as i am not really dependant on seeing the keys while I type. It attaches well and provide a very good views for writing and drawing inaddition to the watch mode which is a bit unsteady but over all it better than I expected. The built is good but feels a bit cheap for such a high price. It is water proof and more or less stain proof that is fair enough.

    I used the magic keyboard before this one for a long time and now I am using this and I am liking it more. It is sexy and more portable.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok, but not great

    The keyboard is great in terms of convenience and not having to connect it to the ipad via bluetooth and not having to charge it. But, I constantly have to turn my iPad all the way off then back on for it to work. Sometimes it just doesn't type even when you disconnect it from the iPad, you can't even type on the physical iPad.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk!

    The keyboard will stop working. Guaranteed! It's flimsy and provides no protection. Buy and after market instead.

    1 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What a dream dome true

    Since ipad first generation. To ipad mini. I loved to write down evrything using ipad on screen keyboard.
    First i upgrade to iPad Pro, i doubt to buy this accesories..
    But, after a hard way to collect money and buy it, its worth so far.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Takes some getting used to

    This keyboard is hard to beat in terms of how it integrates with the iPad; having the smart connector certainly gives it a dramatic advantage over the hundreds of cases that use Bluetooth, since it does not have a separate battery or need to be switched on or off. The typing experience is pretty good, but definitely has a unique feel that takes getting used to. I've used my iPad with a "regular" Apple keyboard paired, and the typing experience is so much more familiar, but it's not as elegant to lug around a "real" keyboard, regardless of how slim it is.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    was great at first...

    When I first got this keyboard, I was amazed. It had a sleek design, and using it was a breeze. The keyboard feels very modern and well, that's because it is. However, as time went on, the edges started fraying. It didn't make much of a difference, but it did make it look really old and like I had't been taking good care of it, even though I was. About a month ago something strange happened. My keyboard would only work sometimes, and usually only if it was leaning off the table on an angle, which of course made it very hard to type. It started working less and less frequently as time went on, which isn't good for me because I find it very hard to use the on-screen keyboard. I think this has something to do with the update, but I'm not sure. Please help, Apple!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not up to Apple standards

    During my recent upgrade of my iPad Air to an iPad pro, I decided to take a leap of faith and spend big on the Smart Keyboard. I made the choice because it was the only one recommended for use with the iPad Pro 9.7 inch and in doing so gave up all the conveniences associated with my under $40 Logitech Air keyboard. The Smart keyboard has many flaws. The edges fray so after a few months, your smart case looks like its been around for 2 years. The magnet connector to easily detaches and the cover and keyboard fall to the floor. Communication between the keyboard and iPad is slow to connect so you have to retype your first few words; the keyboard can only use on a hard surface and not good for typing on your lap. The most inconvenient is the lack of a backlit keyboard and that it offers little to no protection for the iPad and lastly and most egregious it leaves keyboard marks on the screen. Apple has to do better for its loyal power users. Way too expensive for what you get!

    39 of 42 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall not bad.

    My wife picked up one of these and she loves it. The reason it is not getting 5 stars, is because when she is using the keyboard and decides to take it off to use it as a tablet, she does not get the on screen keyboard unless she restarts the iPad without the keyboard attached. Software bug maybe? Otherwise she uses it on a daily basis.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can I give a zero rating?

    Stopped working after 3 months of light usage. Terrible for a $149+tax product.
    Would NOT recommend to buy.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product, a pleasure to use

    I'm so sorry to know that so many people seem to be so disappointed in this keyboard. I've heard it be referred to as "mashy", which I can sort of understand, but I have never found myself annoyed in the least by typing on this keyboard. I think it is a true pleasure to use. I am someone who types 100+ WPM, and I attain very close to full speed on this keyboard. I don't feel limited by it in the least. It's very tactile and a reprieve from the spaced-out on-screen iPad keyboard. This is an Apple product. They're not going to botch it. While they take risks, they're not going to drop the ball like one of the no-name manufacturers out there. If you're on the fence about this product and haven't used it before at length, just give it a try. It's worth it. It's beautifully engineered and designed like every other Apple product I have used.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect, it does what I need it to do

    The Smart Keyboard is typical Apple quality, which is very high in my personal opinion. It did take me a day or so to get used to the keyboard layout, which not differing too much from a regular keyboard on a Mac - it does feel just a bit smaller. However, after a day or so, I found that I could pretty easily switch between a Mac and the iPad keyboard without having to think about it too much. I've always loved the smart case - I think it has always been true innovation on Apple's part, dating way back to the first iPad. It's pretty awesome to take a small cover and turn it into a keyboard/stand.

    My only complaint is that it adds just a little bit too much weight to the iPad. I did expect the weight to be a little bit better, and closer to the weight of the iPad itself. I find myself sometimes taking the Smart Keyboard off when I go mobile, just so I don't have to deal with it's bulky/weight when I want to use the iPad in the traditional fashion (touch-based, etc).

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice product overall but does not lay flat

    I have had the product for a week, and I find that it connects easily and the keyboard is pretty comfortable for typing in what would normally be awkward situations (like sitting with the pro on my lap on an airplane.) Killer fault for me is that the key board does not lay flat on a flat surface. Seems like the weight of the pro, or some overlap in the panels, keeps the front-facing edge of the panel slightly elevated from a table top. This makes things just awkward enough to be annoying. The folks at the store opened two boxes for me, but both had the same issue. Points for the Apple folks who are clearly willing to make it right if they need to, they told me to bring it back if it doesn't break in on its own and they'll swap it out again. So, I'm trying to "train" it to set properly, but if this keeps up for another week I'll be looking for another solution.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loving It

    This is just what I needed. I don't think I can go back to a keyboard-less life.

    - Works well
    - Easy to remove when I don't need it
    - Useful inclusion of keyboard shortcuts
    - Rather lightweight. Especially in comparison to other keyboards such as the Logitech Create

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Small but it works well

    It took me a few minutes to get used to the small keyboard for the 9.7 version., but that was it. It worked fine after that and this short review is being written on the keyboard. For me its about ten times faster than using the screen keyboard and of course it doesn't use up screen space so you can see more text etc on the screen while using it. The arrow keys are also welcome, and makes editing easier than with touch.

    The set up is fast, it took a minute or so for the iPad to recognize the keyboard when I first plugged it in, and the space bar is just a bit firm, but it all works fine, even with my fairly large hands. It should be useful on airplanes with tiny trays to work from, better than a surface pro for that purpose and many others. If only it included a nice way to hold the pen!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Smart keyboard not a smart purchase

    First of all, I'm not even typing this review on the keyboard because it is not much fun to type on. The keys are too small and too close together and it is far too easy for your fingers to hit the wrong keys. I am a much better typist using the on-screen keyboard than I am with the Apple board. Granted, I have only had the keyboard a couple of weeks, so perhaps I will eventually get used to the key spacing. But the most glaring, and in my opinion, unforgivable problem with this keyboard is the lack of any way to enable dictation while the board is attached to the iPad. This is what I would call an incredibly terrible oversight and completely unlike what I have come to expect from Apple. To spend the kind of money they're asking for this keyboard, and then to lose the ability to dictate, is unbelievable. It's like no one at Apple seems to sweat the details anymore, once Steve Jobs passed away. It just seems like everything is "good enough" and no extra effort seems to go into making things Insanely great anymore. This keyboard is a perfect example of this attitude—a mediocre product that doesn't live up to the level of excellence we used to expect from Apple. If I were to have the opportunity to do this all over again, I would have never purchased this keyboard and I don't recommend it to anyone else, at least until they fix the glaring lack of a way to enable dictation.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not well made.

    While I like backlit keys, etc. that come with after market keyboards, I love having an apple product made for my iPad Pro. I find it works very well with an occasional glitch. However, I have had it for less than a year, and it is fraying on the edges and the borrow corner of the keyboard is ripping apart. So now I need to wonder if I should replace with the same thing, or buy something after market.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to use.

    Ver unhappy with this product. It offers no protection for the iPad. It is difficult to attach the iPad and it falls out when you try to open and reposition,

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Functionallly a great product with poor quality and execution.

    This is a product that I use on a daily basis (I'm writing this review with the keyboard) and the keys and simplicity of use are great. It is easy and comfortable to type documents and long emails and anything else of length where the touchscreen keyboard becomes an annoyance. The keyboard along with the Apple Pencil (which I also use daily) were the reasons that I purchased an iPad Pro.

    HOWEVER, within a few weeks of getting the keyboard, the plastic started to fray and come apart. The Apple Store replaced it for me, but didn't really want to. Now, I am about 10 months in on the 2nd keyboard and the plastic is fraying again. At $150 for an accessory to an already expensive iPad I would have expected an apple product to hold up much better. The keyboard still works, but it looks terrible and I use it in a professional environment and don't like the sloppy look. So far it still works, but I wonder for how long given the shape its in. Also, while the keyboard attaches by magnet it seems the magnetic connection is weakening too.

    So, in conclusion I love the usefulness of the product, but am very disappointed by the poor quality and the likelihood that I will have to replace it soon. Given my strong view that this should have held up better and lasted longer I don't know if I will get another one when this one fails or just looks too tattered to use at work. So much for a laptop replacement......

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