Smart Keyboard for 10.5‑inch iPad Pro - British 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.

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  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Origami vs Functionality

      As expected, the build quality is excellent and the 'snappy' connection feel solid. An oversight with many 3rd party producers of bluetooth keyboard cases is As expected, the build quality is excellent and the 'snappy' connection feel solid. An oversight with many 3rd party producers of bluetooth keyboard cases is that the keys often are in touch with the screen when 'closed up'. This can potentially allow things to be caught between keys and the screen a result in potential damage to your screen. This is not the case with the Apple Smart Keyboard and the way the keyboard folds back inside allows for the extra screen protection. This extra protections comes at a cost... It can sometimes feel like you are grappling with a piece of origami when either setting up or putting away. Resting on your legs with the keyboard can also be troublesome as it has a join which means it doesn't hold its own weight unless it is on a flat surface. (Think sitting up in bed using your knees as support) I would also still very much like to see some sort of integration options for the Apple Pencil. I have had to resort to a third party piece of elastic that does fit well to the Smart Case, but for £160 I think Apple could have better utilised the magnets to 'grip' the pencil or a sleeve on the depressed front of the case to store a pencil.

      • Written by Christopher H from Water

      86 of 93 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Origami vs Functionality

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Superb solution brings the iPad Pro 10.5 from tablet to mini laptop

      When I took delivery of my iPad Pro 10.5 I really wrestled with the concept of paying *another* £160 for a keyboard to compliment it. But after a couple of w When I took delivery of my iPad Pro 10.5 I really wrestled with the concept of paying *another* £160 for a keyboard to compliment it. But after a couple of weeks, the new iPad (this is my fifth iPad since the launch in 2010) has really demonstrated that it's possible for an iOS device to replace my MacBookPro for many of the tasks I use it for. While on a business trip in Asia, I needed to type up some documents and found my laptop too heavy to lug around the mass transport system, from meeting to meeting. So I purchased the keyboard for my iPad and I've opened up a whole new world of useage for my iOS device. I'm sorry, I can't agree with the other reviews comments that the keyboard is an origami nightmare - it's not. With a simple flick to the left and then use your thumb to flip out the keyboard itself, just requires a twist to the wrist to align the iPad into the storage grove and hey presto - a tablet becomes a mini laptop. The feel of the keys is far better than I dared hope, and far far better after a few days than my first impressions in the Apple Store led me to believe. I'm writing this with my iPad and keyboard perched on a stool and it's perfectly useable. All in all, I think this device transforms and already superb tablet into a massively useful content creation device - and for this, it's worth the purchase price.

      • Written by Philip T from Warsash

      74 of 75 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Superb solution brings the iPad Pro 10.5 from tablet to mini laptop

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Be patient

      It took me a while to get to grips with how the keyboard connected to the iPad. After reading the first review and going online it became apparently clear. It i It took me a while to get to grips with how the keyboard connected to the iPad. After reading the first review and going online it became apparently clear. It is a bit like origami, but I was please it did everything I wanted; keyboard, proctecting the screen and separate charging i.e you do not have to charge it. The keyboard feels nice on the fingertips! Probably not something you think about, but when I'm in thought, I run my fingers over the keys - the equivalent to a fidget spinner or comfort blanket. The first review mentions there is nowhere for the pen to go, I agree it doesn't have it's own little pocket, but it does stick to the back of the keyboard when covering the screen or when you are using the keyboard you can tuck it behind the iPad in the triangle bit that holds up the iPad. I wish I could put up a picture up to show you. It's lightweight; slips into my handbag and can use it on the go, doesn't add much to weight to my bag like a normal laptop. I've used Logitech before which is a heavier but still great, however I think I prefer this. The proof is in the pudding and how long it will last for the amount of money I have paid.

      • Written by Linda B from Little Neston

      56 of 60 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Be patient

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      No foreign characters!!

      Nice keyboard, but nowhere did the description warn me in advance that there were no foreign characters/accents available when typing with it!! Useless for a fu Nice keyboard, but nowhere did the description warn me in advance that there were no foreign characters/accents available when typing with it!! Useless for a full time translator ... Not the "international" standard I was expecting from Apple ...

      • Written by Mike H from GLASGOW

      3 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?No foreign characters!!

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Lovely keyboard if it lasted

      These keyboards are fantastic to use when they are working. I like the feel of the keys to type on and light weight cover for the iPad. I agree a holder for th These keyboards are fantastic to use when they are working. I like the feel of the keys to type on and light weight cover for the iPad. I agree a holder for the pencil would be useful. My issue is I have had 2 keyboards now and owned an iPad pro for 18 months, neither have lasted more than 9 months - the keys stop being picked up by the iPad and i get a symbol that says this accessory is not compatible. Its alot of money for so short a lifespan. Im currently looking for alternative solutions that may last a little longer.

      • Written by charlotte G from southampton

      11 of 14 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Lovely keyboard if it lasted

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Completely overpriced - even for Apple standards

      The keyboard is of very inferior quality if compared to 3rd party products. The overall feel is extremely cheap. It does not cover your iPad smoothly, and when The keyboard is of very inferior quality if compared to 3rd party products. The overall feel is extremely cheap. It does not cover your iPad smoothly, and when used on an even desk surface it is wobbly rather than flat. The only good point, with it being an Apple product, it works flawlessly with the iPad from the first minute. However, it is nowhere near worth the crazy amount of money Apple is asking for!

      • Written by Matthias M from Peterborough

      14 of 20 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Completely overpriced - even for Apple standards

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