Any iPad stands for Magic Keyboard

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by pruppert, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. pruppert macrumors 6502

    pruppert

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    Hi all,

    I am wondering if anyone is aware of any stands that hold an iPad and the Magic Keyboard in a way similar to the following products did for the Apple Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard (Nimblstand and Grooveboard). I am especially wanting to use the full sized Magic Keyboard in a sturdy tray/stand so I can type in my lap.

    I am aware of the Canopy by Studio Neat (https://www.studioneat.com/products/canopy), but that looks way too flimsy/unsturdy to be used on your lap very comfortably.

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  2. Trajan81 macrumors newbie

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    I would like to know of any recommendations as well. I got the Canopy to use with my Magic Keyboard, but after 1 month of use, the edges of the canopy are starting to fray. I love using the Magic Keyboard with the iPad Pro, but if I can't find another solution I may have to look at the Apple Smart Keyboard or some other Bluetooth keyboard case for the iPad Pro.
     
  3. pruppert thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. blwade macrumors 6502

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    Does the canopy case have some magnet to help hold the iPad? I understand that the strap keeps the back from sliding, but I'm curious how easy it is to use in your lap -- especially if it really just sits there.

    I've considered the Brydge, but I'm thinking that the Apple keyboard will be less likely to be obsolete if the iPad changes drastically in the next couple of years.
     
  5. gui0312 macrumors 6502

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    I personally own the canopy. I bought it for my 12.9 iPP 2015. It was initially nice, but like another members stated the edges begin to fray and it is not sturdy at all for lap use however, on a table/flat surface it’s fine.

    One thing I noticed is that after about 3 months using with the new magic keyboard, the “suction cup” type design they use to hold the keyboard in place has pretty much stuck on the keyboard to the point it will rip out if I tried to pull out off.

    Eventually I stopped using it much for college, I ended up going back to the Smart Keyboard, I only used the keyboard when I left to school and then took it off at home, felt it was heavy and really sloppy to use for basic stuff. I have the 10.5 iPP now and don’t have a need for the Smart Keyboard as I have graduated already but, I do use the magic keyboard every now and then for specific things.

    All in all, it really depends what your using the iPP for and your needs. I would say for school the ASK is a very complete solution and portable. For straight up home use, the Apple keyboard is nice with a basic stand.
     
  6. blwade macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the information! Seems they could make the canopy much better if they could find some way to elevate it a little bit (I saw some reviews that were concerned above t swiping up to access doc in iOS 11) and have some sort of solution (magnet?) to hold the iPad more securely on the stand.
     

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