Is 9.7 Smart Keyboard worth 80

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  1. thadoggfather macrumors G3

    thadoggfather

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    I can get a mint one for 80

    I know it's a great deal compared to retail but IS IT WORTH IT haha

    I already have keys to go and don't use it much but I really liked ASK despite shortcomings when I had a 12.9 briefly

    Hmm what do you think? I have pencil and don't always use it but dang glad I have it

    Debating completing the set,
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Have you personally tested one? It has a textured appeal with a carpet like fabric on it. If you have an opportunity, I would demo it in store first before you buy it. It's not for everyone and the reviews are sub par with issues with connectivity and the fabric separating or not sitting flush on the table.

    I think it's nice, but I have seen my fair share of complaints on it.
     
  3. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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  4. dan.tebeau macrumors newbie

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    I have both and the Logitech is hands down the better keyboard. I would not bother.
     
  5. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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    oh well even if so, $80 shipped vs $130+tax is quite a leap in pricing

    couldn't find any create 9.7 deals from searching on eBay real quick

    that keyboard does look interesting tho wasn't aware it existed thx!
     
  6. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

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    I got my Logitech version on sale for $90 on amazon.

    It's awesome
     
  7. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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    The create 9.7 looks way better than 12.9 Create, no?

    ^ that is a great deal! As of now it's still 130 on Amazon and Amazon resellers
     
  8. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

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    I use a web browser extension to notify me when the price of a specific item on amazon drops to a certain price. It's not always $90 but when it did I hopped on it.
     
  9. sracer macrumors 604

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    I too have both and I find the ASK to be far superior to the Keys-to-Go. I find that I have to press harder on the K2G keyboard to register a keypress. It's a nice keyboard, but I much prefer the ASK.

    I use the ASK with my 12.9 iPad Pro and the K2G with my Mini 4. Those combinations work well.
     
  10. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

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    I think the OP was referring to the Logitech Create not keys to go unless I'm missing something
     
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The Logitech Create is way better than Apple's proprietary keyboard. I believe it's backlit as well. Highly recommend.
     
  12. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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    It does look a lot better in many regards
    But I think I'll appreciate the relative slim ness of ASK
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I agree ASK is slimmer than Logitechs.
     
  14. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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    I like it!

    Slim package, can even actually use it as a tablet in portrait mode with it still on, impressive

    Way slimmer overall package than 12.9 and ASK that I tried briefly earlier last year,
    (Obviously, but enough with 9.7 to be a practical Portable solution)
     

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