• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly Garbage

    1. Stiff awkward keys: if you are a very fast typer, this keyboard will infuriate you. It is very uncomfortable to type on. I was never able to wrtie more than 1000 words on it without wanting to claw my eyes out.
    2. Heavy: the iPad Pro is already clunky enough, with the keyboard it becomes downright cumbersome and far too heavy (especially if you are a long time iPad user and have become accustomed to a sleek, light device). God help you if you drop your iPad with the keyboard attached.
    3. All of the magnets are too weak: by far the most infuriating case to stand up and baaaaarely holding on to the hinge.
    4. IT L-I-T-E-R-A-L-L-Y EXPIRES!: nope. Not kidding. When they rolled out iOS 11 it instantly became a useless $169 Dumb Cover.

    DO NOT buy this keyboard if for no other reason than #4; don’t completely waste $169. My tip? Get the normal old apple Bluetooth keyboard. I’ve had mine for about 5 years and it still works like a dream.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pathetic

    Terrible product. Has stopped working entirely, giving ‘accessory not supported’ error messages. No damage and persists with multiple restarts. Apple will not replace, they will apparently only replace 9.5 and 12.5 sizes despite this being a known issue. Avoid.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Life-span

    I've had my smart keyboard for just over a year and it has stopped working. When it's connected I get the "This accessory is not supported" error. Looking online, this seems to be a widespread issue. I've tried the apple recommended fixes (making sure contacts are clean, device is seated correctly, etc) to no avail.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great then ‘not compatible’

    Loved this keyboard and the fact it was a cover also. Worked great for a year and a half then it started draining my battery as it wouldn’t close tightly. Now all I get are pop up messages ‘device incompatible’ and can’t type using the keyboard. Was great as I could type on my lap or table now nothing! Too expensive to quit already. Disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Far better than expected

    After reading some of the reviews I wondered if I should order this keyboard. I decided to take a chance and I'm so happy I did. The Keyboard is excellent and does exactly what I need it to do. I have no issues with the surface and the keys are the perfect size for me.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it is worth it

    highly durable

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good but doesn’t worth the price I paid for

    Got it less than a month and it’s started to “not working” for so many times in one day and happened just like that every single day.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this Smart Keyboard, but...

    I recently notice a small rip on the edge of the Smart Keyboard. Knowing that it was around the one year mark of making this purchase, I hurried to my nearest Apple Store. Turns out the 1 year warranty expired.... you guessed it, last month. Since at this point it is only a “cosmetic” issue, they cannot do anything about it. I’m afraid this is the beginning of the end of this expensive keyboard. I am used to better quality products from Apple.

    The technician said that if the keyboard stops working, which I’m sure it won’t be the case, then he can probably exchange it based on the quality program. I guess I’ll end up with a working, ugly looking ripped keyboard for the foreseeable future. Not a happy camper.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    Apple failed on this one. It's sad they haven't redesigned this accessory mid cycle. This keyboard needs it.
    Apple... take a page from MSFT's playbook and create an excellent portable keyboard like the Alcantara surface keyboards - theirs even has a trackpad and illuminated keys.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, but not quite up to Apple standard

    This keyboard is so comfortable to type and work on, even on my lap. However, after a few months the corners began to fray, and loose strings started poking out of the edges. I am still pleased with my purchase, but I feel Apple didn’t work as hard to make sure it didn’t fray. I wish the keyboard was made out of something more durable, but would still recommend this product.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets the job done

    I love this keyboard. It is easy to use and very light weight. I needed a keyboard that would sit on my lap while on the train without it falling over or feeling too clumsily. This Smart Keyboard works great on desk surfaces and on your lap.

    With the iPad being bigger this keyboard feels a lot more comfortable that then 9.7 iPad. It took me about a day to get used to the way the keyboard feels but loved using the familiar Mac shortcuts on it.

    The keyboard certainly does not feel very durable and the fiber like material attracts a lot of debris on the keyboard. I also wish there were more of a color variation than just grey.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great concept but bad materials

    This product worked for me very well, but after a couple months the corner started to rip. Now there is a hole in the leather part of the case. This has really disappointed me, I thought apple made quality products.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for about 1 year - which is when warranty expires

    The smart keyboard worked fine or the first year or so. Then it started causing "accessory not supported" messages. Sometimes it would work, sometimes it would not. It would often disconnect mid-sentence. Sometimes it would reconnect and start working again mid-sentence after I switched to using the iPad software's on-screen keyboard. I read that Apple has extended the warranty on 12.9 inch and 9.7 inch smart keyboards to 3 years, but not on the 10.5 inch? The intermittent keyboard issue appears to be a fairly common problem. For a $160 device, Apple can and should do better for its customers. Maybe my friend who told me I should have purchased a Surface instead of the iPad Pro with smart keyboard was right all along. Very, very disappointed and frustrated with Apple.

    47 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I've loved this solution

    For what it's worth, I have had no trouble. The "does not lie flat" argument isn't true for me--the biggest concern is that for the first maybe minute or two of use, the keyboard takes time to settle onto a flat surface, and then it's fine. I bought my keyboard with the iPad, when it was released, so it's over a year now, and I've had no connectivity or compatibility issues. The only complaints I have at all are that the labels for certain oft-used keys like N or A are starting to rub off, and the lack of backlighting, which in such a slim device seems a forgivable omission. Otherwise, I've used this thing as my main driver for authoring, and have at least 90-100,000 words written on it so far without a hiccup. I find the keys surprisingly springy and click-y in a good way, the thing is spill and dust proof, and while it does nothing to protect the back of the device, the front seems fine. Overall, I'm quite satisfied with this product. (using US layout, BTW).

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice product

    Nice product

    3 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    NO DESIGN FLAW

    This is in answer to “Small But Serious Design Flaw.” Which states that the keyboard does not lie flat on a flat surface and I think the reviewer mentioned a desk or a kitchen table. My thought would be to look to that surface. I am using the Smart Keyboard on a lap desk and it is completely and comfortably stable. The keyboard is small and you must adjust to that, and I’m still challenged by three or four sections I must arrange in order to view the iPad Pro and use the keyboard, but that’s probably just a failure of dexterity rather than a design flaw. I am very happy with the whole arrangement.

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One year later, it's a dud

    I usually never write reviews of Apple products because of their high quality, but this keyboard warranted one. I won't repeat what others have said, but in short, the keyboard fails within a year with the "device not supported" error message frequently appearing. Apple refuses to admit the manufacturing error, which is shocking considering the quality we are used to having. I loved the keyboard when it was working, but unless I see a huge sale on it, I can't imagine getting another one. Pretty awful, Apple.

    52 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t waste your money.

    Don’t waste your money on the keyboard. I have a 12 inch IPad Pro Smart Keyboard after the year warranty started to fail. The IPad will say device not compatible or whatever is the message, Apple put a workaround of re-start the iPad and see if it recognize the keyboard, it work for awhile until this re-starting, removing, plugging gets old. You can have the IPad in your bag and all of the sudden starts making the noise that the device isn’t recognize. Wasting battery life and your patience not to mentioned when you need the Stupid keyboard the thing don’t work. Don’t get me wrong is the right keyboard for the IPad but the design is not to Apple standards, the $200.00 stupid keyboard becomes stupid after the 1 year warranty, and then you realize how such a sucker you are for buying it.

    38 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Entirely Reliable

    I bought this keyboard for my iPad to type papers (I am an undergraduate English major.) This keyboard stopped working eight months after I purchased it; when I inquired as to why it might have stopped working, the Genius Bar employee did not give me a solid answer. Overall, I like this keyboard, but was disappointed it broke down in less than a year!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product but did not last long

    I bought 2 of these and they were great but less than 2 years later neither of them work. I expect much better longevity for an apple product this price.

    5 of 5 people found this useful