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

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by jaybar, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. jaybar macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2008

    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?
  2. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    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.
  3. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    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.
  4. vbctv macrumors 6502


    Sep 25, 2013
    Cleveland, OH
    I only use my ASK on my iPad Pro 12.9 when I'm on the road or out. At home I have a stand I keep it on and use my Logitech Keys to Go.
  5. fishmd macrumors 68000


    Jun 18, 2008
    Sunny South Florida
    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.
  6. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

    Peter K.

    Nov 6, 2012
    SoCal / Philly
    Unless I am actually typing on the smart keyboard, I usually remove it and hold the iPad in portrait orientation.
  7. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    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.
  8. shyam09 macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    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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