iPad Pro For the 12.9, do you remove the ASK when you are not typing?

jaybar

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Hi

For those that use the 12.9 IPP and the ASK, do remove the keyboard when you are not typing in order to minimize weight or do you change to a Smart Cover?
 

richpjr

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I just remove it as it is way too bulky. I have thought about picking up a Smart Cover but never got around to it.
 

sracer

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Hi

For those that use the 12.9 IPP and the ASK, do remove the keyboard when you are not typing in order to minimize weight or do you change to a Smart Cover?
It depends. When I know that I won't be needing the ASK for a while, I will swap it with the Smart Cover. But if I'm out and about (I don't carry both covers with me) with the ASK and will just use the iPP as a tablet, then I'll just remove the ASK.
 

fishmd

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Yep. I have one of the leather smart covers too and use this one the majority of the time. The apple keyboard case is only used when I have to type more out.
 

sracer

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Unless I am actually typing on the smart keyboard, I usually remove it and hold the iPad in portrait orientation.
There are times when I wish that the ASK supported portrait orientation (but that would obviously require a second smart connector).

I used Apple's iPad keyboard dock for the original iPad and iPad 2 and found working on some documents in portrait mode to be a pleasant experience.
 
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shyam09

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It depends. If I'm laying down in bed, I'll usually remove the ASK since it's lighter to hold. Since I didn't splurge on a smart cover, the ASK is the only "case / cover" that I use. But if I'm going anywhere, the ASK is with me attached to the iPad.
 

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