Apple iPad Keyboard Dock vs. Apple Wireless Keyboard

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Shaan, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Shaan macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
    Does anyone know if the iPad function keys that are special to the iPad on the keyboard dock also work on the normal Apple Wireless Keyboard when pairing with bluetooth.

    For example, I think the leftmost function key on the iPad Keyboard Dock acts as a "home button", so would the "esc" button on the wireless keyboard work the same way.

    Would the brightness up/down on the wireless keyboard also control the iPad's brightness, just like they do on the iPad keyboard? Would the iPod controls (play/pause, rewind, ff) and volume controls also work on the iPad?

  2. Barham macrumors regular


    Feb 5, 2004
    I have the Bluetooth keyboard and Esc does not return the iPad to the home screen. The brightness controls work, as do other functions like play/pause.
  3. Shaan thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
    I'm deciding between the iPad Keyboard Dock and the Wireless Keyboard. I'm not sure if these extra function keys are worth not being able to dock with the case on. Hopefully by the time the iPad 3G is released there will be cases compatible with the dock.

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