Apple Smart Keyboard on lap

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sflomenb, May 8, 2016.

  1. sflomenb macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2011
    I love my iPad Pro 9.7". I like the keyboard. However, I don't like using it on my lap. It works great at a desk or table. Does anyone else feel this way? When I use it on my lap I just use the on screen keyboard.
  2. ahostmadsen macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2009
    Well, I felt so at first. But I have adjusted how I use it compared to a laptop, and now it's OK. It wobbles somewhat, but again it's acceptable. Yes, it's not as good as a laptop (or perhaps MS Surface), but every product has some tradeoffs. And, in my use, it definitely beats using the onscreen keyboard.
  3. alecgold macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2007
    One word? Meh.
    It's possible but far from ideal, but on a desk it is perfect.
  4. redman042 macrumors 68030


    Jun 13, 2008
    It works pretty good on my lap. It's at least as comfortable for me, or perhaps slightly more so, than the Surface Pro 4 that I use for work. Maybe it's because of the flat bottom resting on my legs, instead of that thin kickstand that the SP4 has. But I would suggest picking up a cushioned lap desk for typing on the couch on any convertible laptop or tablet.
  5. NJFP macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2009
    OK, so I'm typing on the Smart Keyboard but I'm also on an IPP 12.9. Love it! Much easier for me to type on the Smart Keyboard, the tactile response is much better. If I use the on screen keyboard, I find myself using the two finger hunt and peck typing style.
  6. jqc macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2007
    I don't like using on my lap either, it's fine stability and usability wise, but I feel like if I press too hard on the keys I'm going to bend/snap the entire keyboard
  7. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020


    Sep 12, 2014
    It's great on my lap but I'm a bodybuilder so my legs are quite big......
  8. capathy21 macrumors 65816


    Jun 16, 2014
    Houston, Texas
    The 12.9 with ASK is perfect. The 9.7 is too small. Also the weight of the 12.9 keeps it more stable when connected to the ASK. The 9.7 is so light that I had issues keeping it together or connected when moving it or shifting positions.

    This is my experience but I am a big man, Someone with smaller legs may not have any issues using the 9.7 with ASK on their lap.

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