iPad Pro My perfect setup!

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I have had an 10.5 iPad Pro since they were launched and i love it and have tried different combinations of cases etc this is my perfect combo.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/iPad-Black...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=KDD35QEBPVZ7YQXZT6Y1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/OMOTON-Mul...ie=UTF8&qid=1524843130&sr=1-1&keywords=omoton

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-M...843255&sr=8-2&keywords=logitech+k380+keyboard

I have a Apple Smart Keyboard as well which I use when I take my iPad out to meetings and its perfect for that but I was never really happy using it at home.

But this is what i am sticking with for home use!
 

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I use the Logitech K380 keyboard with my laptop & monitor but it also works great with my 10.5 iPP. Switching devices with one key click works like a charm. It's an excellent choice and inexpensive - $28 at Amazon.
 
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sracer

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View attachment 759842 View attachment 759843 I have had an 10.5 iPad Pro since they were launched and i love it and have tried different combinations of cases etc this is my perfect combo.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/iPad-Black...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=KDD35QEBPVZ7YQXZT6Y1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/OMOTON-Mul...ie=UTF8&qid=1524843130&sr=1-1&keywords=omoton

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-M...843255&sr=8-2&keywords=logitech+k380+keyboard

I have a Apple Smart Keyboard as well which I use when I take my iPad out to meetings and its perfect for that but I was never really happy using it at home.

But this is what i am sticking with for home use!
Very nice setup!

Love that stand. I too have the Logitech K380 keyboard (in Orange... it was only $15 for Orange only) and it works well with my 2018 iPad and iPhone SE.

I use the Logitech K380 keyboard with my laptop & monitor but it also works great with my 10.5 iPP. Switching devices with one key click works like a charm. It's an excellent choice and inexpensive - $28 at Amazon.
Bingo. The ability to switch devices by a tap of the button is nicer than the previous model that had a dial selector, and a slot to hold a phone and/or tablet. I may have to dig out the older one and try it with this iPad.
 

marlman

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The Logitech keyboard is perfect for me I have it set up for my iPad pro my iPhone and my Sony TV and it switches at the press of a button!
 
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Diggin' the Stand too... Heck... all of it's nice for that set up. Currently I'm not set up as a "desk top" style, but would if they'd add Mouse Support. I've been looking for a stand like that one and would love if they'd ship to the US for a fair price... Want it in RED... Very cool.I've tried the keyboard in store but I don't really love the feel of it. Best BT keyboards I've used so far are the original battery powered Bluetooth Apple Magic Keyboard with the round battery case section... looks nice and feels like it should. I'd like to have the 10 key section as well... but I can live without as I'm not really an accountant or book keeper of any kind.
 

sracer

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Diggin' the Stand too... Heck... all of it's nice for that set up. Currently I'm not set up as a "desk top" style, but would if they'd add Mouse Support. I've been looking for a stand like that one and would love if they'd ship to the US for a fair price... Want it in RED... Very cool.I've tried the keyboard in store but I don't really love the feel of it. Best BT keyboards I've used so far are the original battery powered Bluetooth Apple Magic Keyboard with the round battery case section... looks nice and feels like it should. I'd like to have the 10 key section as well... but I can live without as I'm not really an accountant or book keeper of any kind.
Is the Red one for $17.99 (w/free shipping for Amazon Prime members) NOT a fair price? :confused:

https://www.amazon.com/OMOTON-Adjustable-Multi-Angle-Aluminum-Convenient/dp/B072JJ5QDK/r

Regarding the original Apple BT keyboard, I own one and never liked the design flaw that caused the keyboard to turn on when in a backpack. Otherwise it is a good keyboard and would be terrific in a "stationary" setup like the one @marlman has.
 

scottrods

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Sracer... Thanks for the link. I went to the OP's link and it said it was not to be shipped to the US... I guess I just turned off my mental search at that point thinking it was not AVAILABLE in the US... didn't think to look it up myself. Thanks. Gonna have to get one now.
I definitely see the issue with Back Packing the BT keyboard from apple. But I never do that so didn't even consider it a problem. I use one at work all the time. I wish it had rechargeable connector to allow for overnight charge, but I'm good with changing batteries every 12 weeks or so too. I understand the newer wedge style one has a rechargeable feature. The bigger one with the 10 key pad is kind of pricey at around 130 bucks... but rechargeable is a pretty key upgrade as well. And they're available in Space grey, so would show less dirt (I'm a mechanic, so clean hands are a thing of the past...)
 
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scottrods

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So... I got the Stand shown (In Red) and I found a K480 Logitech Keyboard (multi device) and am Blown away with how well the keyboard feels and works. The keyboard is substantial feeling and works perfectly with the iPad. If we could work out that mouse support thing, I'd have nearly perfect set-up. I will have to buy a different "case" for the iPad as well... I don't like the fit with the one I have for it now... but out of the case it sets up nicely with the stand... Just want something a little bit more protective. The keyboard I chose was due to price... it was 20 bucks on a "deal of the day" site... the next one I get will be rechargeable as well... but I wanted to try this out with a lower risk level on the dollar. I will also be finding a Apple Pencil "holder/charger" to add to the setup as well, until we have a mouse we have a Pencil...



C'moooooon Apple! Give us Mouse support.!!!!!!!
 
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sracer

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So... I got the Stand shown (In Red) and I found a K480 Logitech Keyboard (multi device) and am Blown away with how well the keyboard feels and works. The keyboard is substantial feeling and works perfectly with the iPad. If we could work out that mouse support thing, I'd have nearly perfect set-up. I will have to buy a different "case" for the iPad as well... I don't like the fit with the one I have for it now... but out of the case it sets up nicely with the stand... Just want something a little bit more protective. The keyboard I chose was due to price... it was 20 bucks on a "deal of the day" site... the next one I get will be rechargeable as well... but I wanted to try this out with a lower risk level on the dollar. I will also be finding a Apple Pencil "holder/charger" to add to the setup as well, until we have a mouse we have a Pencil...



C'moooooon Apple! Give us Mouse support.!!!!!!!
pics or it didn’t happen. :D

Nice! I’m pretty sure Apple isn’t going to add mouse support unless a competent competitor puts pressure on them to do it.... like the ipad Mini. Apple didn’t produce a 7.9”ipad until Android tablets started selling in significant numbers.
 

scottrods

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Still working on more details, I ordered a thinner cover for the iPad, with the red theme carried through... might be a different color but close. The cover I ordered has a provision for a pencil as well, so that may eliminate the Stand for the pencil. From the looks of it though, I's silicone on the cover and if I don't find it to my liking I can surgically remove the pencil holder part and get a Pencil Stand/charger set-up... No options found in red, but I am a powder coater (Hobby/biz) and I can make a chunk of aluminum pretty much any color I want easily. People will be jealous if I do that.

We have a pretty "Red Accented" house as that's my Wife's Favorite color. So it's all coming together. I will still keep the leather portfolio styled Targus Cover for Road Tripping and any other travel times. I'll get some pics once the new cover arrives... Here's the one I ordered. It looks nice and thin but still protective for an "in house" cover.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XP6KVY...xB&pd_rd_r=S9H4AKPDFTRK01QMT366&pd_rd_w=IarAa
 

scottrods

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I saw complaints regarding the adhesive on the base of the stand - is that an issue that you see?
Funny you should mention that. When I received the Stand, I got an email with an explanation of the Sticky base. It was in Broken English by an Asian I think, as it made sense, but in a very odd way. They said the Adhesive is best for use with Larger Model Tablets, and you don't have to use it at all, as it comes with a protective smooth plastic cover (basically a sheet of thin plastic) that allows it to be moved around without being stuck to anything as well. It feels good without removing the cover for now, I don't have any issues with people moving my stuff around, so it works fine like that fo now. I suspect that the adhesive is like one of those sticky dash things to lay stuff on the dash of our car and it won't slide off... So I think it will be moveable as well. The email called it micro or nano suction technology or something like that... I just deleted it and moved on as it also had a "Survey" thing attached, and I find it difficult to provide good survey input when I just got the item that day. As Far as I'm concerned though, no issues with the adhesive stuff.
 

scottrods

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So...finally got the basic set put together. Not perfect by color,but close enough for now. Still need to powder coat the pencil stand/charging dock. This is great. I am anxiously awaiting mouse support at WWDC 2018 on the 4th. (We can wish... right?) here’s a pic may change to a white keyboard and let my wife have the wild green one for work
 
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View attachment 759842 View attachment 759843 I have had an 10.5 iPad Pro since they were launched and i love it and have tried different combinations of cases etc this is my perfect combo.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/iPad-Black...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=KDD35QEBPVZ7YQXZT6Y1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/OMOTON-Mul...ie=UTF8&qid=1524843130&sr=1-1&keywords=omoton

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-M...843255&sr=8-2&keywords=logitech+k380+keyboard

I have a Apple Smart Keyboard as well which I use when I take my iPad out to meetings and its perfect for that but I was never really happy using it at home.

But this is what i am sticking with for home use!
Nice!
 

scottrods

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If you haven't experienced the Multi Device keyboards... WORTH EVERY PENNY. Gotta love quick and almost seamless change of device. On mine with a knob, on the others with a button per device. All cool as can be.
 
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