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macrumors 6502
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Dec 27, 2013
I got a smart keyboard for 9.7 ipad pro and when I tried it, the actual typing felt kinda uncomfortable, leading to slower typing. When I'm in lecture, I need to be typing pretty fast. Is this something we can get used to?


macrumors 604
Mar 11, 2013
I've used it for about 3 months now. It's the first iPad keyboard that I've every actually stuck with. The keys are a little loud, but they have the best tactile feel of any keyboard I've used in this size. The best thing though is that it is just snap on and forget.

It's about the same size as other 9.7" iPad keyboards so it is a little small, but the adjustment period isn't bad. I jump between my Apple bluetooth keyboard for Mac and my ASK for iPad seamlessly. It takes some practice but I use it for hours at the time to write and take notes rapidly. My typo rate is probably a little higher than on my Mac, but I'd say my speed is about 90% of what I get on my Mac, but that's also because I use a wrist rest when working on my Mac sometimes.
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macrumors 68040
Mar 16, 2012
I got used to it, and now i pretty much exclusively type on my 9.7" Smart Keyboard. In a way i prefer it over my Macbook keyboards :)

You must LOVE inferior products

I got used to it but doesn't come close to feeling as a good as my MacBook keyboard


macrumors 6502a
Dec 17, 2002
I can't type as fast on the Smart Keyboard for the 9.7" iPad as I can on a full-size keyboard. But its size and reliable operation make it far superior to other portable options I've tried. I don't type enough on it to make it with carrying around another keyboard. But if I needed to type for hours at a time, I would carry around a compact, full-size keyboard. Logitech makes great keyboards, and the Apple BT keyboard is nice.


macrumors 6502a
Nov 17, 2011
yes it takes a bit to get used to, but its also my favorite keyboard. The smaller size means that your fingers have less distance to move. The tactile feeling is excellent. Unless you have very large hands, its a great keyboard.
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