Smart Keyboard Folio for 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd Generation) - British English

  • £199.00
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  • Overview

    The Smart Keyboard Folio for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation) is a full-size keyboard when you need it to be, provides elegant front and back protection when you don’t, and allows for convenient viewing angles. And with no charging or pairing required, just attach the keyboard and start typing.

  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      An unwelcome cover on a good book

      As a keyboard and cover it does the practical requirements. The keyboard is great quality - buttons are satisfying to type with and respond really well. The sta As a keyboard and cover it does the practical requirements. The keyboard is great quality - buttons are satisfying to type with and respond really well. The stand gives a reliable snap when putting the iPad in one of the two viewing angles, and the magnets hold the folio in place well. The problem is that it feels totally wrong - a plastic feeling outer material takes away from the iPad which is inside, and leaves a beautiful device feeling cheapened by what should be a touchable addition, rather than something which I quickly fold behind the display out of sight.

      • Written by David H from Stratford-upon-Avon

      187 of 220 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?An unwelcome cover on a good book

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Good but very un-Apple

      After spending so much money on the new iPad Pro it's horrible to put something on this device that feels so cheap. The keyboard is functional but to have to fe After spending so much money on the new iPad Pro it's horrible to put something on this device that feels so cheap. The keyboard is functional but to have to feel the keys when in a normal browsing orientation feels so very un-Apple. Also it feels like an oversight not to have function keys on an accessory for a 'pro' device. Please, please, please create a superior keyboard folio for the professionals you marketed the new iPad to.

      • Written by Sigmund J from london

      99 of 109 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Good but very un-Apple

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      The keyboard is pretty good, but it makes the iPAD pretty uncomfortable

      As a portable keyboard it is decent. Its not a mechanical keyboard like others available for the older model, and it has no backlighting either, but it feels pr As a portable keyboard it is decent. Its not a mechanical keyboard like others available for the older model, and it has no backlighting either, but it feels pretty good to type on. Handy for longer emails and other duties. My main issue with the design is not the lack of lighting or the keys, but the fact that if you hold it in a traditional tablet way, you end up with your fingers that would normally rest on the back of the tablet hitting the keys. Thankfully that doesn't mean the key presses register as apple disable the keyboard in this position, but it feels awful. It also adds a fair bit of thickness to the overall shape. I would like to see the new model from Apple at least featuring some kind of backlit on the keys, for less than ideal lighting conditions. I appreciate that would likely reduce battery life a little, but having the option to have even a minor glow would be great. I think its pretty overpriced for what you get, and really only useful for those who need to type a lot on the iPad on the move, and who wont want to carry around a (typically better) bluetooth keyboard with them.

      • Written by Allan C from NEWTOWNABBEY

      62 of 69 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?The keyboard is pretty good, but it makes the iPAD pretty uncomfortable

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      It comes down to personal taste

      I read all the reviews and went into the Apple store thinking ‘I’m never buying one of those’, but honestly I think your relationship to this product is down to I read all the reviews and went into the Apple store thinking ‘I’m never buying one of those’, but honestly I think your relationship to this product is down to your personal taste. For me, I love this keyboard! The helpful Apple in store elf allowed me to try several keyboard products with my new iPad Pro 12.9” and this one was by far the superior option. It is made for the iPad so everything clicks, magnetises and fits perfectly. It’s very streamlined. In comparison, the other options from different sellers were bulkier or just felt wrong. This one feels reassuringly strong and it’s incredibly light. No backlighting, but it’s not something I need so, again, it works for me. Looking at the keyboard in sunlight it seems to have a kind of ‘woven’ texture to the plastic which I guess is how they make it both light and strong. My only grumble is that when you fold the keyboard behind the iPad to write with the Apple Pencil, it’s a bit disturbing to the fingers because you feel the keyboard buttons and this provides a bumpy surface and slightly distracts from my experience of an otherwise smooth product. However, this doesn’t mess with the performance of the machine (the buttons don’t engage in this position) so it’s a small price to pay for a product that is superior, seamless and gives the iPad protection and immediate efficiency on the go. Price? It’s Apple. I just live with it. My advice is: go to the store, if you can, and try it out before you buy it. You’re either going to love it or hate it - and I love mine!

      • Written by Gina H from London

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?It comes down to personal taste

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Awful, just awful!

      I read all the reviews before purchasing and I was genuinely undecided, then I read one review that suggested I ignore all the haters... I'd of rather spent £20 I read all the reviews before purchasing and I was genuinely undecided, then I read one review that suggested I ignore all the haters... I'd of rather spent £200 on hot air if I am honest. Awful product, to spend circa £1000 on an iPad Pro to then purchase a Pencil for £120 - fine, that's Apple, but the additional for a keyboard that is like everyone says, ugly in its fit, feel and design - a complete failure in my eyes. I suppose you have the convenience of the keyboard being a part of the case but most of the time I carry a rucksack or bag so in all honesty, I would buy a wireless keyboard - there are plenty that fold or roll up - you'll get a better result. And to be fair, I mainly use this for design and drawing rather than typing and can do the minimal required via the keyboard on the pad, which we must have all gotten used to by now. Overall, it's a pants product and I sometimes wish I could stand in the store all day and advise people not to buy it.

      • Written by Phil A from Heywood

      8 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Awful, just awful!

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Makes the premium iPad Pro feel cheap

      The Smart Keyboard Folio is the biggest letdown of the Apple accessories for the iPad Pro. The only reason I purchased this was the fact that it uses the smart The Smart Keyboard Folio is the biggest letdown of the Apple accessories for the iPad Pro. The only reason I purchased this was the fact that it uses the smart connector to work passively and it doesn't need to be charged, which to give it credit is a nice feature. At the time of writing there aren't any third party options that are capable of this. I do like how the case attaches magnetically and it feels very sturdy. And the felt lining on the inside of the case provides a nice soft texture for the iPad. Sadly, the main outer plastic material feels very un-Apple like. It easily attracts fingerprints and marks and just doesn't look or feel premium. Considering the iPad itself goes up to almost £2000, this case takes the premium feeling away from the device. Not to mention the case itself is an eye watering £200. The keys themselves provide barely any feedback, and create a 'knocking' sound when pressing (which makes it sound like you're tapping hard plastic), so it's hard to type efficiently on one of these. And when you fold over the keyboard to hold the iPad itself, the keys are facing outward which means you really need to remove the iPad from the case entirely to hold the iPad without the keyboard in the way. I really would have no issues with the £200 price tag if the keyboard felt more premium. And sadly this is the best option out there right now. I hope Apple improves this product along with the next-gen iPad Pro.

      • Written by David M from Aberdare

      7 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Makes the premium iPad Pro feel cheap

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