• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The best keyboard-case combo you can buy.

    • Written by Stephen H from Orange

    This is the best keyboard folio you can buy. It's fits perfectly and, more importantly, it fits snuggly. Too many other folios have too much play and tip over/slide around. Not this one.

    The only reason I didn't give it 5 starts is that at $180, it's priced about $50-$60 too high.

    Ignore the 1-2 star reviews. Clearly those individuals need to buy a MacBook Air, not a tablet with a keyboard portfolio attachment. Pro tip: The iPad Pro 11" is not a notebook and it never will be.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Backup

    • Written by Michael P from Folsom

    Just received my back-ordered keyboard (delayed shipment during purchase)... Types well, but certainly adds some weight.

    One curiosity: Given the thickness/weight, behind the keypad where the iPad Pro III magnetically rests, seems like a good place for backup batteries (think Mophie), instead of thick support plastic. I presume there are battery dangers preempting the idea, but it was one of my first thoughts when I opened it... Wow, this is thick, does this thing actually have batteries to extend the battery life of the iPad when connected? Certainly didn’t see it in the description when I purchased it, but given the thickness behind the keypad, thought I may have accidentally missed that added feature.

    ...Just sayin’

    But, still a very good keyboard and iPad Pro III protector

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard.... One major oversight!

    • Written by Jason F from STANARDSVILLE

    Again, Apple knows how to design things. Very strong magnets and I have had the iPad only drop out of the case once due to my own fault. I love the way the keys feel and I love the tactile response they give back. Being a mechanical keyboard lover for games and work, I feel like this keyboard comes close.

    Now, Apple, have you tried to type on this in a darkish room? It’s hard because there is no backlight. My eyes struggle and I then just switch to the on screen keyboard. For what I paid for this, It should have backlit keys and be able to do something else. I don’t know what else it should do but something else at this price point. Due to the fact that it is the only keyboard that uses the smart connectors on the back on the iPad (that I have found), I will not be switching. Apple, your foresight for products is starting to deminish.

    This review was typed on this keyboard. Would be 5 stars if it had a backlight.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    5 Star Product at a 4 Star Price

    • Written by Robert M from Brunswick

    I love this Smart Keyboard Folio (11-inch). It provides adequate protection for me since I also use a backpack and laptop sleeve to transport both my MacBook and iPad Pro 11-inch. After using this keyboard, I am able to type on it quickly and easily with just a short period of time needed to adapt to it. I'm a touch typist and really have no complaints with the typing experience. While the outer case (front and back) are a little plain looking, the folio serves its purpose well. As my review title suggests, Apple could bring the price of this accessory down some. It does seem to be somewhat overpriced for what it is. I can't speak of long-term quality yet, as I've only owned the keyboard folio for a week, but it does seem to be sturdy and wearing well so far. Very pleased with my purchase with only some minor irritation regarding the price.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Superior Build Quality; Subpar Value

    • Written by Dan P from Rochester

    If you want to use your iPad Pro to replace your laptop, a keyboard attachment is an absolute must for productivity. Honestly, with this keyboard, I have been able to put my MacBook on the shelf for about 90% of normal daily tasks like email, web browsing, and social media. The Smart Keyboard Folio makes the iPad Pro significantly more useful and is therefore a great product.

    However, I think Apple really missed the mark with the price here. Other premium full keyboard cases (some even built fully from aluminum and/or other quality materials like leather) sold with the previous model of the iPad Pro for around $120. This product is incredibly overpriced at $179 and I might consider waiting for other companies to make similar products at a more approachable price point. Given its synthetic materials, I would expect this product to retail for around $69.

    43 of 47 people found this useful