Apple Smart Keyboard Folio
iPads are fantastic products for everyday use. However, they do have their drawbacks. As far as tablets go, they’re more akin to an iPhone, while things like the Microsoft Surface are more similar to laptops.
The main reason for this, oddly enough, is that you had to use touchscreen typing on an iPad, which simply felt strange if you’ve been used to using a keyboard for years. This made it hard to do things like take notes on the iPad, but Apple has changed that with their new Smart Keyboard Folio.
This keyboard upgrades the overall experience of the iPad for those who use it in a more general way. It functions just like any other keyboard, and it even allows you to use thinks like shortcuts, something that was difficult to do on the iPad before with having to select the exact words and press copy.
Setting up the keyboard is a breeze. The iPad Pro comes with magnets in it that you can attach the keyboard with. You don’t need to plug it in, you don’t need to sync it through Bluetooth or anything.
Just click the magnets together and you’ll be able to start typing instantly. It uses minimal battery life, so you don’t have to worry about it draining energy like you would with some accessories.
It does more than just act as a keyboard, though. Since the iPad doesn’t have a kickstand built into it or anything like that for standing up, the keyboard includes a folded point in which you can turn it into a kickstand to prop it up while you’re typing.
Once you’re done, it all folds together nicely, protecting both the screen and the backside from scratches, dust, and debris. The smart keyboard even gives the iPad information about when to sleep and when to wake up.
When closed, much like a standard laptop, it goes to sleep automatically in order to help save battery life and to help prevent any accidental key presses. When opened, the iPad will automatically wake up, allowing you to spend less time holding down the power button and more time working.
If you want to transform your iPad into more than just a neat smart device, then this product is absolutely something you should pick up. It brings the iPad up to a level where you could carry it around as the only item you need throughout the day, no longer having the need for a laptop.
Apple Smart Keyboard Folio (for iPad Pro 12.9-inch, 3rd Generation, US English) – MU8H2LL/A