Smart Keyboard for 10.5‑inch iPad Pro - 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 Pro 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.

  • iPad Models

  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 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

      1786 of 1949 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

      1179 of 1487 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

      1025 of 1261 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?New iPad Pro 10.5 Smart Keyboard

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Good at first, evolves to unusable

      For the first two months I had it, the Smart Keyboard worked great. It had a few times a day where I and to disconnect and that worked fine, however over time I For the first two months I had it, the Smart Keyboard worked great. It had a few times a day where I and to disconnect and that worked fine, however over time I noticed that using it, my iPad battery lasts 6 hours instead of the regular 10 hours. Now 3 months in, its barely usable anymore! I have to reconnect it multiple times every time I try to type, keyboard shortcuts don’t work anymore, and it hogs up most of the battery life. Especially when using it with Apple Pencil.

      • Written by Mostafa S from Glyfada

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Good at first, evolves to unusable

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Much Happier With Apple Smart Keyboard Than With Logitech Slim Combo

      I've now had my Apple Smart Keyboard for my iPad Pro 10.5 for a week and have been using it with none of the issues many users have reported -- connection has b I've now had my Apple Smart Keyboard for my iPad Pro 10.5 for a week and have been using it with none of the issues many users have reported -- connection has been excellent, keyboard sits flat, smart cover closes down my iPad. I initially purchased the Logitech Slim Combo in an effort to save a little money -- it and the Apple keyboard were both on sale at Best Buy & the Logitech was about $45 cheaper. After using the Logitech for less than an hour I knew it would not suit my needs. Logitech Cons: I do a lot of work on the iPad Pro while sitting in my recliner, with the iPad sitting on a lap desk. The Logitech has a palm rest in front of the keyboard, which causes the screen to sit back further (I wear prescription reading glasses & this resulted in blurred vision, and pulling the keyboard forward more caused the typing surface to bounce as the front was no longer sitting on the lap desk), and also caused a very unnatural and uncomfortable typing position. Hard plastic keys are not comfortable to type on. No forward-delete key. I took it back and purchased the Apple Smart Keyboard. Logitech Pros: Backlit keyboard, top row of function keys -- I especially liked the volume buttons as I stream a lot on my iPad and frequently need to adjust the volume. Provides a smart cover -- as well as back cover -- and seems well built for drop protection. The Apple keyboard is far superior is many ways. Apple Pros: No palm rest in front of keyboard, so typing position is much more comfortable when it sits on my lap desk -- and my visiion is not blurred as it was with the Logitech. Cloth covering on keys is more comfortable and does not allow debris to get trapped around keys -- just blow or wipe off. While there is not a row of funtion keys, many of the Mac function shortcuts are usable with the Smart Keyboard -- you just have to look at some YouTube videos that show them as Apple, for reasons unknown, does not provide that info. The connection magnets are strong and keep the iPad securely in place. The Smart Cover feature turns off the iPad and brings up the log-in screen when it's opened. Apple Cons: No back cover -- I never had an Apple Smart Cover on my previous iPads (always used Targus case), so never had the back cover Apple used to make, but why on earth would they not make that cover for the Smart Keyboard I do not know. I did purchase from Amazon the Khomo back cover, which has a grey that matches the keyboard, for around $12, and it has a very good fit -- although I don't think it, combined with the Keyboard cover would withstand a drop of more than a few inches. No row of function keys -- especially miss the volume buttons. No forward-delete key. Apple does not provide Owner Manual instructions describing the keyboard's functions -- they could at least refer owners to a video tutorial on their website. For those unfamiliar with the Mac shortcuts, as I am as I never use them on my MacBook Pro, I would never have known I could use any of them on my iPad with this keyboard had I not found a YouTube video when looking at reviews of this keyboard. HINT: Hit the Command key when you're using an app and it brings up a window showing the function keys available for use within that app. For now I'm giving a rating of 4 stars, simply because I do not know what longer-term use problems may arise -- will the cloth covered keys begin to wear to the point of being un-usable, will I begin to have connection problems, or any of the other issues for which Apple now offers extended warranty coverage (initial warranty is for one year -- the extended warranty adds an additional two years of coverge). Overall, I am very happy with the Apple Smart Keyboard and would recommend it over the Logitech for sure. I have used it to type this review and my typing speed and accuracy match that of my MacBook Pro -- I'm pretty fast and usually make no more than a couple of errors.

      • Written by Mary S from Cumming

      5 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Much Happier With Apple Smart Keyboard Than With Logitech Slim Combo

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      OK, so some thoughts.

      The keyboard is great. Using it for a bit and it’s so nice for work on a plane. Like the feel....Yama Yama Yama and all that. For the complains. It’s not The keyboard is great. Using it for a bit and it’s so nice for work on a plane. Like the feel....Yama Yama Yama and all that. For the complains. It’s not back lit. So you iPad battery does not die. No back protection, seriously? It’s a tool, who cares if it gets a scratch. Like anything it may need some breaking to lay flat. The complaints? Ridiculously first world problems.

      • Written by William D from Mount Holly

      10 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?OK, so some thoughts.

  • Answers from the community

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