Glad to hear. Have been looking at the case since it was announced but never thought I use it much but for $40 too good to pass up. Going to pick up mine on Friday.I picked up my $39.99 QODE keyboard. It does not have the sleep/wake function, but overall this is a nice case. Adds a fair amount of bulk to the iPad but the keyboard is nice and the magnets are strong.
I got one for $40 also and like it a lot so far. Can anybody tell me what the shortcuts on the 3, 4, and 5 keys do? Icons look like a little radio with a star, X, and a + inside them. ??I picked up my $39.99 QODE keyboard. It does not have the sleep/wake function, but overall this is a nice case. Adds a fair amount of bulk to the iPad but the keyboard is nice and the magnets are strong.
Looks like a clearance sale of the old (prematurely manufactured) revision, since the new revision with sleep/wake functionality is supposed to ship in December.I thought this was supposed to come out in December since Amazon has it shipping by then. At first, I thought they were doing a clearance on the 2nd-4th gen version, then I saw "iPad air". I put it in my cart right away for in store pickup and got it for $39.99! Someone at Best Buy screwed up. Get it while you can before they correct it.
He's right...Looks like a clearance sale of the old (prematurely manufactured) revision, since the new revision with sleep/wake functionality is supposed to ship in December.
Pictures?Picked mine up earlier today. No sleep/awake functionality. Not a big deal for me....I never really minded the needed to press a button to wake the iPad. I'd add that if you leave bluetooth on, the iPad automatically wakes up and connects to the keyboard the moment you prop up the stand into one of the magnets in the stand.
1) The back cover fits pretty snugly. I don't think anything other than maybe the equivalent of a screen protector would fit.Pictures?
1) How tight is the back cover? Will the iPad Air fit with a back skin?
2) How about with a glass screen protector? Potential problems with the back cover or closed?
3) How stable are the 3 viewing positions? Usable on the lap? How strong are the magnets and does the whole thing tend to tip over on uneven surfaces when tapping the screen?
Thanks! Very helpful! Just a few more questions:1) The back cover fits pretty snugly. I don't think anything other than maybe the equivalent of a screen protector would fit.
2) A glass screen protector should be fine. No part of the case overlaps with the front of the iPad and when the case is closed, there is still a small gap between the screen and the keyboard.
3) The viewing positions are VERY stable. This is one of my favourite things about the case - even on an unstable surface, there is no way the magnets will release unintentionally. You can pick up the case by the back and have the weight of the iPad pulling downward, and the magnets still hold strongly. I'm testing it on my lap right now and even poking at the screen fairly aggressively, it has some movement of course, but it doesn't tip over.
Could you put it on a (kitchen?) scale with or without the iPad? Sadly the weight data is notoriously unreliable on product pages.Right out of the box, I was surprised by how light the case was. On my previous iPad (3), I had the Switcheasy Canvas, and this case is definitely lighter than that one.
I think that's for switching keyboard layouts (e.g. on a German keyboard the Y and Z are switched).There is a globe icon on the bottom row that I thought might open Safari, but again, no.
I'm not sure but I think that's the norm. Arrow keys are only for text editing.I can't get the arrow keys to do anything at all in any app.
EDIT: In editing this text, the arrow keys do actually work... that's the first time I've seen them do anything. I was hoping I'd be able to scroll with them in Safari but that hasn't worked so far.