Moving from iPad Air 2 to IPP 12.9. Has the smart cover worked well with the larger iPad? I am not sure I would make sufficient use of the Smart Keyboard cover to justify it. Also the ASK markedly increases weight. Not to unmanageable levels, but the ASK does increase weight. I am not ruling out the ASK either. I have never used a keyboard with any iPad. I have held all my iPads on my chest, lap or knees. I rarely use it at a desk, but I would consider that with the larger iPad. I visited the Apple Store today and was pleasantly surprised how manageable the larger iPad was and how much better it was for me given my eyesight. I liked the pencil and the ASK, but I am not sure how much I would use either. I use the iPad for email, iMessage, YouTube, web surfing,Apple Music, Notability, iBooks, web forums etc. I have a MS office 365 subscription. I am getting the IPP 12.9 because of vision issues, more then how I use it. My area of confusion is about what accessories are best for me, as both the ASK and pencil would be new areas of use for me. Mobility is not a significant issue. I rarely take the iPad out of the house. I am not adverse to using it at the desk or dining room table, but to date, I have not done that.