Best iPad Keyboard Case?

HandsomeDanNZ

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What is the best keyboard case for the 2017/2018 iPad?

Looking on Amazong there appears to be all sorts of styles. Clamshells, folios, removable/non-removable keyboards, some with/without backlit keys... Any experience around here?
On my 2017 I had a great Brydge keyboard.
Set up was easy and it turns the iPad into a mini-MacBook (sort of).
They ain’t cheap though.
 
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TheralSadurns

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Zagg Slim Book.
Its a bit heavy... but offers good protection. And you can easily remove the keyboard and just have the iPad as an iPad (while still having the back covered).
 

HandsomeDanNZ

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Zagg Slim Book.
Its a bit heavy... but offers good protection. And you can easily remove the keyboard and just have the iPad as an iPad (while still having the back covered).
I had one of these for my iPad Air - loved it.

You're right - they are heavy, but so are all of the good clamshell cases with good keyboards and battery life.
 

sracer

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What is the best keyboard case for the 2017/2018 iPad?

Looking on Amazong there appears to be all sorts of styles. Clamshells, folios, removable/non-removable keyboards, some with/without backlit keys... Any experience around here?
case or cover? One thing to consider is how frequently do you expect to switch between using the ipad as a tablet and as a netbook-type device.

i have found that even the thinnest of keyboard cases make it awkward to use the ipad as a tablet with the keyboard folded back. i prefer keyboard covers like the logitech or Anker. Not many of them are advertised as being for the 2018 ipad, but since it is using the same shell as the Air 1, any keyboard cover designed for the Air 1 will work. another benefit is that they are super inexpensive. i bought a brand new logitech keyboard cover for $14...original price was $80.
 

mofunk

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I thought about getting one also. What I did was to go to a store and see what they have. Play around with them. Then consider how much usage you will get out of it.

For me I thought if I use the keyboard a lot then I would go with Apple Smart Keyboard cause its small. Down side is that there is now backlit keys and function keys which I love to use. Or Logitech Slim Combo which has the auto buttons. Apple does not have the auto buttons. Not huge if you don't listen to music.

Minimum Use I would pick the Logitech or Zagg that is cheaper than the two.

Very little use I would pick the cheapest Logitech keyboard.

I don't have one yet cause I don't use the keyboard as much but this is where I left off if I would buy one.
 
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