iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Case Extended Review?

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  1. brolfsen macrumors member

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    For anyone who has had the Smart Keyboard Case, how do you like it as a case? I won't be typing all the time but I don't want to spend money on a Smart Cover and the Keyboard Case. Do you find the keyboard part awkward when using it just a case?
     
  2. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    I've been using it since last Thursday, sure it has a little extra thickness where the actual keyboard is, but you don't really notice it carrying it around. You will quickly get used to the unfolding if you want to use it as a stand without the keyboard, but will take a few times to get used to that. I have never liked keyboard cases due to the bulk, but I really like this one. First keyboard case to last this long for me.
     
  3. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Any idea if you repeatedly use the keyboard portion of the Smart Keyboard if the pin receptors on the Pro will get wear marks? Looking at the design online, I could see marks forming on the iPad connectors where those pins repeatedly connect? Noticed anything yet Lobwedgephil?
     
  4. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I see what you are saying, I don't see any wear marks around there, but I have left the case on for the most part. Only take it off a couple of times a day when using in my lap, so far so good. It locks in place with the magnets, so you aren't really struggling to get it in place, it just goes automatically.
     
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  6. AppliedVisual macrumors 6502a

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    He's probably the guy that stole the keyboard from my local Apple store. ;) Yeah, someone really stole one. That's a bit more bold than swiping a Pencil.

    I've spent a lot of time playing with the keyboard at the store and like it, just waiting for mine to arrive. One thing I've run across while playing with Office is an ESC key would be super handy, Apple didn't feel we needed one. Not sure if this is a deal breaker or not, but definitely an annoyance on initial use.
     
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  8. Galaxygirl81 macrumors newbie

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    I didn't know you could use the smart keyboard as just a normal stand without the keyboard being out.

    Don't suppose you have any pictures showing how it's folded when dyeing used as just a stand.
     
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  10. eeggers macrumors newbie

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    I got mine yesterday. I am not sure how some of the reviewers think this thing is a waste of money. It's so easy to type on. I can type almost as fast as I can on mechanical keyboard. The keys have a little clicky sound that I really enjoy. I am using Team Viewer to connect to my desktop at home. Who needs a Surface with being able to do something like this?! haha.
     
  11. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    I was an original preorder to pick up glitch for last Wednesday, and the keyboard and pencil came in Thursday.
     
  12. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    I agree, I like it a lot more then I thought it would, and a lot more then the reviews.
     
  13. eeggers macrumors newbie

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    I was using the Surface Type Cover before with well... my Surface lol. What bothered me about that was the fact that there were gaps where dust and dirt could get stuck and would be all over the screen when I opened it up. I like how the keys dont even touch the screen and there are no GAPS haha.
     

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