• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easier to type with

    I just upgraded my 9.7-inch iPad to the 19.5 one. I have to say that this bigger version feels easier to use and prone to fewer errors than the smaller one. It folds and supports the iPad EXACTLY the same way as the other one. If it's your first Smart Keyboard you'll probably find it counter intuitive or, in the least, weird. After over a year using a Smart Keyboard I gotta say that you'll get used to the way you're supposed to fold it. I just wish the keyboard would also help prop the iPad when you simply want it to lay somewhat flat on the desk. I would recommend it.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The keyboard, alone is perfect..however

    The keyboard keys are the best attribute. Its clumsy when using as protection for the iPad. I found it easily fell off the iPad while folding, closing, opening, and carrying. The Smart Cover was not designed for a keyboard, and yes, I know, Mr Jobs would have hit the ceiling if he saw the pencil.
    I'd wait a while for the other manufacturers to catch up.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very surprised but also highly disappointed.

    I was unsure if this keyboard would be for me, since I tried the previous Smart Keyboard for the 9.7 iPad Pro and I didn't like it. It felt awkward and I was making way to many mistakes while typing. It really slowed me down. Thankfully, Logitech came out with their Smart Keyboard for 9.7 iPad Pro and saved me. I loved it. Even though it was little on the heavy and bulky side, it worked great, the keys felt amazing and typing on it was a dream. Biggest plus it was backlighting and row of shortcut/function keys. When Apple came out with the new 10.5 iPad Pro, I decided to purchase it and give the Apple Smart Keyboard another try. I was extremely surprised. The keyboard is great, feels fantastic and I can type really fast on it. It blew me away by its performance. However, the two biggest complains that I have are: NO BACKLIGHT & NO SHORTCUT KEYS!!!! These are major drawbacks when it comes to this keyboard. Extremely disappointing. Even though I have been using this new keyboard for only couple of days, I am noticing that I miss these TWO features that are available on the Logitech keyboard. It's a hard transition from Logitech keyboard to Apple Smart Keyboard. I was considering purchasing and trying out the new Logitech keyboard, but after reading some of the reviews I am considering keeping the Apple Smart Keyboard for now, but I will be looking for another keyboard. Hopefully more will be available in few months!!!

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great, Just a little pricey

    Bought my new iPad Pro 10.5 today along with the Smart Keyboard. I'm not sure what the issue is for the folks who have put negative reviews on here stating the keyboard doesn't lay flat. This works perfectly for me. It is totally flat when I have it sitting on a table or desk. When I have the keyboard totally folded up and behind the iPad in a triangle the way a normal Smart Cover works, it has an added benefit of making the iPad stand up a little straighter than a regular Smart Cover. This is good for FaceTime. I wish the price was a little lower of course hence my 4 star rating, but this product is designed well and works well.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this keyboard!

    Previously owned the ASK for the 9.7-inch so getting this was a no brainer for me. My personal experience is that the touch of the keys on this particular Smart Keyboard is even better than the previous. This is exactly what the name indicates - a Smart Keyboard. It's not a case, not meant for all-over device protection. I love the slim profile that doesn't add bulk to the device at all.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Make protection for the back of the 10.5" iPad!

    I just upgraded from my 1st-Gen iPad Air, which has had its full-body protecting (one-piece) Apple Smart Leather Case on it since day one, and my iPad Air looks like it's brand new. I LOVE the leather case on it, and would buy one for my new 10.5" iPad Pro, IF Apple only made one... I love that if it were to slip out of my hands, and I was still holding the front flap, I wouldn't drop my iPad. Two of my friends who have the same case are refusing to upgrade their iPads until Apple makes the same case available again...

    So now, I decided I should get the cool new thin keyboard, but I really hate that it doesn't include protection for the back of the iPad, and Apple doesn't even OFFER a rear, silicone case for the back? C'mon Apple. And, why redesign the keyboard and STILL not include the row of function keys that Logitech wisely includes on their keyboard offerings? Logitech even offers backlighting AND a place to hold the Apple Pencil. So, this keyboard is ok for the typing experience, but Apple could have, and should have, done much more.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good upgrade over 9.7" model

    I do a lot of typing on my iPad Pro--but the keyboard was a little cramped on the 9.7" model. This new size is an improvement for sure.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Smart Keyboard Experience

    I am not sure what the other people are experiencing on this keyboard, but I have had the 12.9 and 9.7 inch Smart Keyboards and this 10.5" one feels exactly the same. It is a great keyboard and Smart Cover for the iPad. This was never designed to protect the back of the unit, and if you look at the product you can clearly see this before purchasing. The keyboard needs to be broken in for 10 seconds of soft flexing on the folds and the thing sits FLAT on a desk or table. Take the time to use the product and rate give it a real review! Overall, I absolutely loooove this keyboard, and I am using it with the new Apple Leather Sleeve on my iPad Pro 10.5" as well.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    Just purchased the 10.5" keyboard - it's awesome! I recommend it.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Keyboard Ever & Light Weight

    I purchased the Logitech keyboard for the 10.5 iPad Pro and found it to be too heavy, although the typing experience is fine. However, the Apple keyboard weighs on about 8.6 oz (244g), and a delight for me to type with. I like the feel of the keys and that it takes a little pressure to press the keys, unlike the MacBook (2016) butterfly keyboard. If you don't use the keyboard a lot but need one at times, you may want to get the smart cover as well, which only weighs about 3.4 oz (98g), and switch them out if weight is an issue.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected

    Not sure why it has such a low rating. Works exactly how you think and as advertised. I use it several times a day everyday with no problems. Its reliable and protects the iPad. Mainly use it for replying to emails. Use it on the 9.7" pro. Keyboard to some might be small but thats why I love it. Perfect for traveling and never have to worry about charging it. Have had several non-apple iPad keyboards and this one is by far the best. If your wondering if I would purchase this again.... The answer is yes. It just works.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Engineering??

    The 10.5 iPad is a beautiful thing. Who designed the keypad? No back protection. Feels off balance when the cover is closed due to keyboard "hump." Thoughtless design.

    30 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    This keyboard is all I imagined it to be. It is not misrepresented on the picture in any way. The magnet is sufficiently strong to hold it glued to my new iPad Pro even when I lift the iPad from the table holding on any side.
    The keyboard itself does not bend upwards and lays perfectly flat on the table where I am typing this review.
    So I don't know what's wrong with some of the reviewers keyboard but mine is perfect!

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely disappointed in Apple. How did they let this go to production?

    I have the 9.7 iPad Pro and just bought a 10.5 iPad Pro. The Smart Keyboard for the 9.7 IPad Pro was great, but this one for the 10.5 is really terrible design.

    First, when you flip the cover behind the iPad, and put it in reading mode, the magnets are not strong enough to hold it in place. So if you lift up the iPad using your left hand the keyboard will flop down, and the cover detaches to just hang in the air.

    Secondly when you covert to keyboard mode, the keyboard doesn't even lay flat! Seriously, did no one at Apple even attempt to use this product while testing? It is extremly uncomfortable to type when the keyboard is bending up slightly.

    So the two major uses for this Smart Keyboard, in both landscape mode and portrait is annoying, and feels like a cheap 3rd party accessory. Do not buy this. Unfortunately you don't have very many other options. The 9.7 inch Smart Cover had none of these problems.

    I might even stick with my 9.7 inch Smart Keyboard for my 10.5 inch iPad even though it doesn't fit perfectly, at least its way more usable this junk.

    Apple, seriously, just make take your 9.7 inch Smart Keyboard and make it slightly bigger, then everything will be ok.

    62 of 68 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A slight upgrade from the original 12.9" Smart Keyboard

    Small and light so I can leave it attached much of the time and take with me. Typing is reasonably quick though it isn't quite a full-size keyboard. I was able to achieve about 60 WPM without trouble.

    I can't think of what I would change. A more traditional keyboard wouldn't be light enough to carry around all the time or would be too fragile. This seems like a pretty good balance of features.

    25 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Small But Serious Design Flaw

    When resting on a flat surface (e.g. a desktop or table) with the iPad seated properly, the Smart Keyboard does not lie flat. Instead, the weight of the 10.5" iPad tips the leading edge of the keyboard up about ¼", making it difficult to type on because the user must either hold the keyboard down on the desk or prop the iPad up from behind. Apple's legendary attention to detail seems to have failed them here. Do not buy this product unless you're prepared to hold down a keyboard that should not need holding down.

    739 of 806 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily

    The return key failed to function within 4 months of my using this product -- it's too expensive to break so easily

    93 of 178 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New iPad Pro 10.5 Smart Keyboard

    So I was under the impression that the 10.5 version of the Smart Keyboard would have a redesigned key layout; this is not the case--the key layout is identical to that of the 9.7 version. The picture for this product is a blatant, if not strategic, misrepresentation of what you will receive. SMH...

    423 of 569 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Protection concern

    I guess I was so excited to order my new iPad that I did not look at this close enough. There is no back protection for the iPad.
    I hope they plan to add a back that is compatible with the Smart Keyboard case. I have seen others question this on the site.
    Cant tell you how it works because my iPad won't arrive until next week.
    Its just the protection of the iPad that concerns me. It is quite an investment.
    Thank you

    597 of 800 people found this useful