Smart Keyboard for 10.5‑inch iPad Air - US English

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  • Overview

    The Smart Keyboard combines advanced technologies to create a keyboard like no other. It’s a full-size keyboard that’s fully portable, and it connects to iPad Air with the Smart Connector. Just attach the Smart Keyboard and start typing. And when you’re done, it folds to create a slim, lightweight cover.

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  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 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" i 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.

      • Written by Jay Scott N from Greenville

      2806 of 3053 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Small But Serious Design Flaw

    • 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 ba 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

      • Written by Linda G from Cartersville

      1702 of 2106 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Protection concern

    • 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 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...

      • Written by Weston B from Benton

      1571 of 1910 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?New iPad Pro 10.5 Smart Keyboard

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      great idea, terrible execution

      The concept of this keyboard and its foldability into different positions is great, and this would be a 5 star review if it weren’t for the fact that mine (and The concept of this keyboard and its foldability into different positions is great, and this would be a 5 star review if it weren’t for the fact that mine (and by the looks of it, many many others) has completely stopped working after just about a year of use. It started around 6 months with the occasional need to do a quick disconnect and reconnect to fix the issue. But now my iPad will not recognize the key word at all and I threw $160+ down the drain at apple.

      • Written by Alexander H from Fremont

      Is this review useful?great idea, terrible execution

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Good...at first, after 2 years doesn’t work - and expensive

      Apple, please make items that function well, are easy to use, look good and last. Please do not turn into the Cuisinart of electronics - used to be well made, Apple, please make items that function well, are easy to use, look good and last. Please do not turn into the Cuisinart of electronics - used to be well made, highly functional, long life....I guess various executives cut costs, drove up revenues and made huge amounts of money as they rode the brand into the ground....you can only get away with that for so long. And by the way, I might even give up my iPhone if you continue to make them so slippery it’s inevitable it gets dropped and broken...can’t you add ridge lines to the sides?

      • Written by LINDA P from FAIRFAX

      Is this review useful?Good...at first, after 2 years doesn’t work - and expensive

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Feel, Spill Resistant, Fast But... Section 508 Accessible it is NOT

      Really love the keyboard and have had one on each iPad using it regularly. My iPad 12.9" generation 1 has had the keyboard on it since it came out in Sept 2015 Really love the keyboard and have had one on each iPad using it regularly. My iPad 12.9" generation 1 has had the keyboard on it since it came out in Sept 2015. Yes, the lettering can wear and yes the space bar gets shiny with use. I have one on my iPad Pro 10.5 as well, same story. The biggest single problem is that there is no way to activate the "Siri keyboard" or "speech to text" when the keyboard is attached. You must remove the keyboard to have the iPad soft keyboard appear. Then it eventually activates the speech to text and the button with the microphone appears. I will commonly use speech-to-text to dictate my emails, my notes, and even in Pages for word processing. Not having a microphone key on Apple iOS keyboards is a huge hinderance, even for those not disabled for which it is a necessity. As other reviewers have noted, Apple's attention to detail on this product is somewhat disappointing. When any Apple keyboard is attached, the iPad is no longer Section 508 Accessibility qualified. Accordingly the Apple keyboard needs to be banned from government purchasing as it is operates contrary to accessibility use law.

      • Written by William C from Bristow

      0 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great Feel, Spill Resistant, Fast But... Section 508 Accessible it is NOT