• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Like it, but....

    • Written by Sandra P from Tucson

    My only gripe with the keyboard is the fact that I have to put a wedge under it (towel, iPhone ha ha, etc) in order for it to lay flat when I'm typing on a flat surface..the iPad is top heavy and lifts the keyboard ever so slightly, I'm probably OCD but I like things to work well without modification. Other than this little and very easily solvable glitch, I like the keyboard. Price is a little steep because I just had to have the pencil also but I'm happy so far. Hope mine doesn't just quit working as was reported in an earlier post.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Way over priced!!

    • Written by Mason J from Spokane Valley

    I really love the iPad Pro and all Apple products but I must say I am brutally disappointed with Apples design of the "Smart" Keyboard and that they really think it's just the best there is. First thing that struck me is its not even a full case and falls off constantly, and because of the way it connects it makes it virtually incompatible with any available case I've seen, I had to jimmy rig one to be used with this keyboard. Second, NO MEDIA BAR?? (Volume, brightness, play/pause, ect) Like seriously Apple? Third, I find it extremely annoying that the CAPS lock key has absolutely no indicator light and nothing that appears on screen to let know know CAPS is on. Finally, this isn't as important but I am also disappointed that Apple didn't make it backlit or offer a backlit model as they are so well known for this in their keyboards. In conclusion I would say that due to these concerns and missing features this keyboard is not even remotely close to being worth $170. If you are looking for these features I strongly recommend the logi keyboard. It is a full case, backlit and has the media bar that goes above my expectations with its capabilities. The only thing it lacks as well is the CAPS indicator but for everything else it's worth it. Best part... It's actually cheaper but I would have gladly even paid more for it.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Official 1st Gen Apple iPad Keyboard

    • Written by Pico M from Rowland Heights

    IPad Pro keyboard cover notes

    The high price aside, I do enjoy this keyboard a lot which doubles as an ideal stand for the iPad Pro and prevents your screen from getting scratched. Since it is apple's first official iPad keyboard the following make this a 4 start product instead of 5 stars.

    1) No backlight illumination.
    2) No Home Button or shortcuts mentioned in the instructions , you have to press Command + H for home screen, Command + Tab to switch apps etc.
    3) Not leather
    4) High Price
    5) iOS needs some better keyboard optimization, I.E. Scrolling on web pages is sluggish
    6) no Apple Pencil storage
    7) needs a third position for incline viewing, drawing and touch typing when placed flat on a table
    8) Additional Colour options

    Other than that, this keyboard is thin and light and easy to type on. I prefer it over other chiclet keyboards found on some laptops like the MacBook Air.

    Since the iPad Pro doesn't have a built in stand this is ideal compared to a Smart Cover and perfect for hammering out emails and freeing up screen space.

    If you can spare the extra cash for this keyboard cover, it is light, versatile and adds to the iPad Pro experience in several ways. It doesn't need to be charged, require Bluetooth and is pleasant to type on once you get the hang of it you either will love it or hate it.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard!!!!!

    • Written by Zach G from Rexburg

    This keyboard takes about 30 minutes to get used to. After that it's great! I enjoy it more on this than my MacBook Air keyboard. Great thing about this keyboard is I can detach it whenever I want, and it is very slim and great cover when I'm not using it. Yes it's not backlit, but I'll take the thinness and the material of the keys, any day of the week. I still think it's pricy, (I got mine open box from bestbuy) but it's the he best keyboard for the iPad.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Much better than expected...

    • Written by William W from Westfield

    The cost hurt a lot, but that aside I tried two other cases and this is the best (with the back cover). Quality is excellent. To address the the lack of a place for the pen (which is why it loses a start) I found a stick on pen loop on Amazon. I put a slit in top of back cover (the top when holding iPad sideways) and put pen loop through there. I than took a scripto pen clip off an old pen and added to Apple Pencil for extra security.

    I find the keyboard case to be very versatile. It's on my lap now as I type this review. The keyboard is accurate. I can position my iPad depending on how I'm using it.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hated it, then LOVED IT.

    • Written by Ken B from LOS ANGELES

    At first the feel of the keys just didn't work for me. No click sound, not much give. Weird cloth thing. But darn it, I was going to try and make it work. And here's the thing. The initial hatred was all based on the shock of the new. This was a whole new kind of keyboard and change is difficult. Once I really started to use it I actually started to love it. The keys didn't clomp like other keys but they have a really nice feel nonetheless. Sexy even. And they give enough to know you're actually pressing them. And I actually don't have to press them with the force of other keyboards, so now I'm typing less aggressively and that's not a bad thing. Here's the bottom line: Anything new takes some getting used to but once you get used to it you wonder why other keyboards aren't this sexy. Patience is key. Love this keyboard. Love how ingenious it is. It's really an engineering marvel.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for Everything!

    • Written by Laura O from Sunland,LA

    It is so convenient, no batteries, Bluetooth, cables, nothing! It's really comfy and easy to use. Very pleased with this keyboard and that it acts as a cover and a stand when not in use, Apple scored with this product.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This keyboard made my IPad really Pro

    • Written by mohammed K from sksks

    Great keyboard, very comfortable while typing, very stable at any angle while typing on my lap, adding only a small bulk to the iPad, great product I highly recommend to buy this keyboard.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice and Easy So Far !!

    • Written by Carol L from Matamoras

    I purchased the Apple Smart Keyboard for my 12.9 inch iPad Pro yesterday. So far I have found it easy to use. It's to my liking.
    Typing on the keyboard is a breeze and found it comfortable......and that is typing on my lap in a recliner!!
    I noticed that there is an UPDATE already for the keyboard and I haven't updated it yet, because of all the "hubbub" I hear. Does anyone know if there is still a problem with that UPDATE??

    It IS a bit pricey for not including a cover for the back of the iPad Pro and it should have included a "backlight."

    Like I said, So far so good, and I'll keep it.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ruined IPad experience

    • Written by Andrew K from Upper Arlington

    Moral of my review is that I can't wait for this thing to break so I have an excuse to buy another type (for a lot less $$). Good thing is that with its structure, it's liable to fall off and break at any time.

    Stand is so weak I have to put pillows behind the IPad to keep it propped up if I want to watch Netflix or a movie on here.

    Doesn't hold remotely to the IPad so you have to be more careful than you would if you were carrying a baby.

    Magnetism is weak and the stand is flimsy.

    Doesn't fit nicely if you want your screen covered as it shifts around so much.

    Better spend another $100 on AppleCare Protection because you will be dropping your iPad.

    Only good thing is that you don't have to connect to Bluetooth, which is not very hard.

    25 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This keyboard rocks!

    • Written by Steve S from Baltimore

    I almost did not buy this because of mixed reviews. So glad I did not listen to the negative ones. It is light, easy to use, really ingenious how it connects, and worth every nickel-basically turning an iPad into a laptop. Game changer for me, as a busy lawyer traveling and not wanting to carry multiple devices. Easy to type, modify docs and otherwise work productively on the road.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I think this keyboard is great

    • Written by Xavien P from ANCHORAGE

    I bought this keyboard just a couple of days ago. As a keyboard, this thing is great. At first, I thought the feel of it was a bit different as it didn't really feel like a keyboard. I like the fact that they keys are able to accommodate my big hands. I don't spend a lot of time correcting my own typos because I have enough space to actually type. I have another case that I put the entire iPad and keyboard case in to protect everything. I don't have any complaints. I love it, and really love the fact that there are no cords. Just connect and go. It's awesome.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    An Excellent Companion to the iPad Pro

    • Written by Jon R from Pembroke Pines

    This keyboard is very compact, has a great key "feel" and makes the iPad Pro much more useful. I've read complaints about the Smart Keyboard not having backlighting. That would be nice and looks great, but I haven't missed it for any practical reasons. The only reason I would downgrade the Smart Keyboard is because it does not cover the back of the iPad Pro. Apple sells a separate silicone back cover for a shocking $80. A back cover should be incorporated into this product, especially at its price.

    There's a lot of great technology in the Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro. It's a credit to Apple's design team that they got "big key" feel from a nearly flat keyboard. Considering that it is so portable, performs well and doesn't require any syncing or external batteries, this is the keyboard to buy for your iPad Pro.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegantly Simple

    • Written by FW A from San Diego

    I've been using a Brydge keyboard with my iPad Air II for a couple years which was most useful as a platform for holding my tablet at the proper angle in my lap for reading, correspondence, and watching streaming sports; though it always felt heavier than necessary. My partner has been enjoying an iPad Pro since last October and wanted me to have one but the other keyboards on the market added more bulk and weight than was satisfactory to me. The smart keyboard alone didn't sit well on my lap so I resisted until, after a simple web search, I found a memory foam lap-desk that is both compact and lightweight. Now I have the Pro with the smart keyboard which, even with the lap board, weigh less than my older Air II with the other keyboard. The Smart Keyboard is elegantly simple, supremely comfortable and luxuriously touchable. More importantly, it is exactly what I've wanted since my very first tablet and Apple delivered!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it!

    • Written by Kimberly V from Houston

    I'm not sure why everyone gives the keyboard a negative review. I love mine!!!! The keyboard is very responsive and smooth. I bought a back cover from another vendor that has an Apple Pencil holder on the back and I'm home free!!! I just wish they would make more colors!!!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be better :/

    • Written by Marcin B from NEW YORK

    This keyboard is just fine. It's at a perfect angle when you are sitting down and writhing in it but if you are doing a lot of work on it standing up, angle of the iPad is not the greatest and there is no way to adjust it. It's quite annoying that you pay so much money for a nice keyboard and it only be set to one angle while typing.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard

    • Written by joseph L from Farmingville

    When I bought the iPad, I didnt have any intention on buying this keyboard.. I was using an apple bluetooth keyboard and the logitech case (non keyboard version) carrying the keyboard got old, I was leaving it at my desk and when I was at a clients house I wish I had it. I ended up buying the smart keyboard a few days ago and am quite happy with it. Honestly, I think it should be included with the iPad. I think the pencil should be included also, but thats another review. Im happy with it, It isnt as sturdy as I would like when I place it on the arm rest of my couch but I like it, I need to have a keyboard attached and this does the job and keeps the iPad slim and trim.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware the Update!

    • Written by Elizabeth P from New braunfels

    Keyboard works great, but the new update will crash it. I just bought one, updated it and down it went. Fortunately, the retailer allowed me to switch it out, so I'm running it without the update and it's great. Apple needs to address the update glitch asap though. This is a major problem that completely ruins the functionality of the accessory.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice keyboard, but software bugs

    • Written by Christoph G from Brunstorf

    Keys are nice and it is a high quality product. But there are some software bugs.
    Sometimes it's not possible to enter my Passcode with it. After i unlocked my iPad, some shortcuts didn't work (cmd+tab, cmd+h).
    I would say the chance after the ipad is locked is 30% that the input failed on code enter.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good quality, but flawed

    • Written by Kevin L from Petawawa

    I use mine to type all the time as it ois way faster than a touchscreen keyboard for me and the setup is just more confortable for me. The build quality is on par with Apple usual products and the keys feel nice to the touch and the keyboard is responsive until you try the keyboard shortcuts. I have bought this in the first place for the typing, but secondly for the shortcuts availables that would in theory make you fly thru apps and increase multitasking and productivity like never before, but honeslty i am not impressed with the shortcuts. More often than not they don't work and I simply stopped trying to use them wich is a big issue. I would not recommend this keyboard to anybody and the only reason I gave three stars is because of the build quality.

    14 of 18 people found this useful