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

      162 of 188 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

      81 of 85 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

      48 of 52 people found this useful

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

    • 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

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

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Ridiculous

      Offers no protection for the iPad. Uncomfortable to hold. I bought a cheap alternative whilst waiting for this to arrive for under £20 and it’s more protective Offers no protection for the iPad. Uncomfortable to hold. I bought a cheap alternative whilst waiting for this to arrive for under £20 and it’s more protective and has a space to safely store, and charge pen. This relies solidly on magnet, which won’t work in the modern world. I truly think this is the worst design apple have ever produced. Shocked actually. Do not waste your money. Buy a wireless keyboard and a more protective cover.

      • Written by Justin S from diss

      5 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Ridiculous

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Unreliable keyboard probably unnecessary

      Apple's non-folio "smart" keyboards fail after quite a short life - 6 months to 2 years judging by reports and my own experience. There is no good reason to exp Apple's non-folio "smart" keyboards fail after quite a short life - 6 months to 2 years judging by reports and my own experience. There is no good reason to expect the "folio" version to perform any better so buy at your own risk. It's also worth trying your iPad Pro without; I find the on-screen keyboard to be so much better than the one on smaller tablets that I haven't really missed the physical keyboard since it failed.

      • Written by Greg G from Buckhurst Hill

      3 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Unreliable keyboard probably unnecessary

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