IPad keyboard cases

galliano

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With last night’s announcement on the iPad OS15, figured most users will be on the hunt for keyboard/mouse to fully utilise the new features.

Personally, for me, having a keyboard case is very important (for work or sch) and fulfills the iPad full functionality, unless of course your iPad is purely for watching movies.

I’m tempted to the new Zagg Pro Keys (detachable), $170 inclusive of delivery from Amazon.


Have tried the following on the iPad Pro 11’

Original Apple Magic keyboard
Pros: Slim, compact, adjustable angle tilt
Cons: keyboard keys too thin, $400+

Benks Detachable Keyboard
Pros: Detachable, $80
Cons: 1-angle tilt, keyboard keys feels too light

Logitech Slim Folio Pro (using now)
Pros: good back-lit keyboard with very nice tactile feel, 2-angle tilt, well-rounded protection (slightly rugged)
Cons: thick & bulky, $140 (Krisshop on offer now)

Personally never found use for the trackpad, as i prefer using a Bluetooth mouse.
 

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I’m also on Logitech’s Slim Folio Pro and I absolutely love it, no need for trackpad as I don’t use it and serves my needs with keyboard shortcuts and a really awesome keyboard. Can also use in different modes without having to remove the iPad from the case.

That’s not the same with Apple’s Magic Keyboard. Though slim profile and really good looking design, it only works in landscape mode as it’s designed to let the user have an almost laptop feel and if you want to game or read in portrait mode, the iPad has to be removed. In addition, sides are not protected at all and the Pencil is only secured via the magnets. If you carry it around in your hands, have to be very careful not to let anything knock it. Even in a bag, can sometimes displace the Pencil due to handling.

For Logitech’s Combo Touch, nice fabric covering with detachable keyboard and a kickstand for multiple angle adjustments for viewing. This is similar to when I was using the Slim Combo for my 2017 10.5 iPad Pro. The detachable keyboard is great if you’re just using the iPad for reading and gaming, but Apple Pencil is still just held on only by the magnet (no flap unlike the Slim Folio Pro right?)

The new Zagg one looks nice but have to wait for reviews too.
 

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I’m also on Logitech’s Slim Folio Pro and I absolutely love it, no need for trackpad as I don’t use it and serves my needs with keyboard shortcuts and a really awesome keyboard. Can also use in different modes without having to remove the iPad from the case.
Surprised you gave up the Combo touch. Guses we both have the same exact opinions about using a trackpad. And yes, Logitech’s keyboard is really da best. In office, on the traditional windows laptop, i type w/o having to look at the keyboard. And yes, i can do the same easily on the ipad too.

Just to check, is there any setting to increase the amount of on-time that the back-lit stays on? Bit irritating that it goes off quickly and i have to trial and error for my 1st key entry. I under stand its on some battery saving mode, that turns off the back-lit when the keyboard is not in use. But its bit to fast for me.
 

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Surprised you gave up the Combo touch. Guses we both have the same exact opinions about using a trackpad. And yes, Logitech’s keyboard is really da best. In office, on the traditional windows laptop, i type w/o having to look at the keyboard. And yes, i can do the same easily on the ipad too.

Just to check, is there any setting to increase the amount of on-time that the back-lit stays on? Bit irritating that it goes off quickly and i have to trial and error for my 1st key entry. I under stand its on some battery saving mode, that turns off the back-lit when the keyboard is not in use. But its bit to fast for me.

There are no settings at all for the keyboard case, all are preset.

I didn’t consider the Combo Touch as I don’t find much of a need to spend that extra since I don’t use the trackpad. Maybe in future who knows, I might change my keyboard case but for now, the Slim Folio Pro fits my needs perfectly.
 
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