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Although Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021 have now passed, we're still expecting to see a few solid leftover deals as this "Cyber Week" continues. To start, we're tracking deals on Apple's Smart Keyboard Folio and Magic Keyboard for the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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You can get the Smart Keyboard Folio for 11-inch iPad Pro for $99.00 on Amazon, down from $179.00. This is the model that launched last year, and it includes a full keyboard and provides front and back protection to an 11-inch iPad Pro or 4th generation iPad Air.



Secondly, Amazon is offering the Magic Keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro for $299.99, down from $349.00. This sale price is only available in White, and this is the newest 2021 model of the Magic Keyboard that features a trackpad and floating cantilever design.


Final price includes $29.99 taken off at checkout.


We did track a deal that knocked this accessory down by another $58 last month, but that all-time low discount has not returned. If you're looking to purchase the Magic Keyboard for the holidays, today's sale is a solid second-best price and Amazon's shipping estimate currently puts it at within seven days.

Another great holiday gift for an iPad Pro user is the Apple Pencil 2, and Amazon's $99.00 sale price on this accessory is one of the best leftover Black Friday deals this week. The Apple Pencil 2 is compatible with the following iPads: iPad mini (6th generation), iPad Air (4th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd, 4th, and 5th generations), and 11-inch iPad Pro (1st, 2nd, and 3rd generations).

Be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more Apple-related products and accessories.

Article Link: Deals: Take Up to $80 Off Apple's Smart Keyboard Folio and Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro
 

GeoStructural

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The Smart Keyboard should always be $99... it's ludicrously overpriced at $179.

I agree, it is way overpriced just like most Apple accessories and cables, which in my opinion are not the same quality as their phones and computers, which are top notch. Apple cases, for instance, wear pretty fast, cables die a little over a year of use. I have had better experience with third-party cases and cables.
 
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GeoStructural

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I still haven't found the ideal iPad keyboard, they all have so many cons. I have been trying since at least 2017. Apple's keyboards have severe battery draining issues, both the original and the new one, the keyboard even drained my battery overnight when I was not using it. Plus, it does not protect the iPad against drops, lack backlight and function keys, which I am so used to.

Other manufacturers have better products but they are bulky, heavy and clunky. I liked the Logitech Keyboard, it is probably my favorite, but the thing was so heavy, combined with my 12.9-inch iPad Pro it was as heavy as my laptop, I ended up returning it.
 
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I still haven't found the ideal iPad keyboard, they all have so many cons. I have been trying since at least 2017. Apple's keyboards have severe battery draining issues, both the original and the new one, the keyboard even drained my battery overnight when I was not using it. Plus, it does not protect the iPad against drops, lack backlight and function keys, which I am so used to.

Other manufacturers have better products but they are bulky, heavy and clunky. I liked the Logitech Keyboard, it is probably my favorite, but the thing was so heavy, combined with my 12.9-inch iPad Pro it was as heavy as my laptop, I ended up returning it.

I've been using the Satechi X1 Slim for a while now, and have no issues.
Aside from the fn buttons for switching between paired devices, you wouldn't know it's designed by a 3rd party.
 

GeoStructural

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I've been using the Satechi X1 Slim for a while now, and have no issues.
Aside from the fn buttons for switching between paired devices, you wouldn't know it's designed by a 3rd party.

I just checked and it seems to be a standalone keyboard. I am looking for a keyboard case with function keys that provides protection, good typing and trackpad experience and does not drain battery like Apple’s offering.
 

Fred Smith

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Deals are all well and good but I wonder if there's a prayer of seeing the item before Christmas. My iPad has been on order since mid-October and still no ship date
 
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