Smart Keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro - US English

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Smart Keyboard

  • Overview

    The Smart Keyboard combines an array of new technologies and materials to create a keyboard like no other. It’s a full‑size keyboard that’s fully portable, and connects to iPad Pro with the Smart Connector, an innovative new interface that allows for a two‑way exchange of power and data. Just attach the Smart Keyboard and start typing. And when you’re done it folds together to create a slim, lightweight cover.

  • iPad Models

  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 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, the 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!!

      • Written by Eric P from Houston

      607 of 748 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Don't listen to the haters....This is a fantastic "keyboard"

    • 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 k 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.

      • Written by Paul S from Lake Worth

      408 of 455 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?After 35 years of computing, my favorite keyboard of all time.

    • 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 keyboard 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.

      • Written by Torsten W from Milwaukee

      347 of 403 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best keyboard experience

    • 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 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.

      • Written by Debra C from Mount Vernon

      Is this review useful?! Keyboard is genius....

    • 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 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.

      • Written by Jose F from Foxboro

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?The keyboard is garbage---and let me tell you why

    • 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 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.

      • Written by Grant P from Matawan

      1 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Literally about to throw away

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Silicone Case for 12.9-inch iPad Pro - Charcoal Gray : Available colors
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Smart Cover for 12.9-inch iPad Pro - Charcoal Gray : Available colors
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