Keyboard with dock or bluetooth keyboard?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by TwoSocEmBoppers, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Sunny Southern California
    I am getting an iPad in a week or two and am planning on using it at college. I was wondering, from personal experience of others, do you recommend the Apple Keyboard with a built in dock OR a bluetooth keyboard?

  2. stringbeanie macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2008
    Southern California
    I've owned both. The dock version is a pain to deal with because you must remove it from your case every time you want to use it. I use a case called Yoobao magic case now and it works great with the Bluetooth keyboard because it props up to the perfect viewing angle and I just start typing away. Any case that allows the iPad to be propped up at an angle for viewing (and there are a growing number of them) will be a perfect match for the Bluetooth keyboard. I sold my dockable keyboard on eBay immediately after I realized the complexity of using it with a case.

    BTW, if you have an iPhone with iOS4, you can use the Bluetooth keyboard with it too.
  3. Built macrumors 68020

    Oct 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    I just purchased the Bluetooth keyboard for the very same reasons you cited.
  4. TwoSocEmBoppers thread starter Guest

    May 30, 2010
    Sunny Southern California
    Perfect! Thanks for the help.
  5. cheebert macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2010
    Speck case with trap door

    The Speck rubber/plastic case has a trap door at the bottom that covers the i/o port and allows me to just flip it open and use the standard Apple keyboard dock...also saved my ipad from a cracked screen when I dropped it recently. The case I'm using is called the "Candy Shell" and here's the URL for it:

    I got it with the Shield View to matt down the screen and protect it...the envelope comes with two shields, so a spare or do a friend.

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