Best keyboard for iPad?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by patent10021, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68020

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    Wasn't there talk of apple releasing a keyboard specifically for the iPad? Maybe I dreamt it? Anyway what's the best keyboard for the iPad out there? Is it Bluetooth? Wifi? Dock connector enabled?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I use the wireless keyboard that came with my iMac. Works great for sitting around the house and did not cost me anything. Not convenient for travel purposes, but then again I do not mind the touch screen keyboard.
     
  4. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    looks good. question...I would really like it if the regular keyboard shortcuts would work i.e. cmd-r for browser refresh etc. Is this possible with an iOS paired Apple wireless setup? This post for example. I can't click the tab key to get to the submit button then hit enter to submit.
     
  5. bstpierre macrumors 6502

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    I have my doubts that iOS even knows about keyboard shortcuts. But I can try it when I get home.
     
  6. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I have been very happy with this one from Logitech

    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/tablet-keyboard-ipad?crid=1240

    I got it on sale for $39.99 so that helps. I had an off brand BT keyboard that was a bad copy of the Apple keyboard. I was not a fan at all. The Logitech feels pretty close to the Apple BT keyboard that I use with my Mac Mini.

    I like not have to carry it around all the time like I would have to if it was part of my case.
     
  7. boomdog macrumors regular

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    There are some specific iPad keyboard shortcuts that help to navigate but for me it was too confusing switching from the normal shortcuts to IOS shortcuts. I frequently switch between my iPad and computer so it wasn't worth the frustration. If you use the iPad a lot with an external keyboard, I think they could potentially be really useful, just not for me.

    http://osxdaily.com/2012/10/01/ipad-keyboard-navigation-shortcuts/
     

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