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christom1174

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Nov 17, 2015
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So I recently got an iPad Air 3 with A uag case. What do you think is the best keyboard? I don't want a Keyboard case just a keyboard.
 

Tozovac

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Jun 12, 2014
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I would like to know if anyone has any suggestions from experience, other than the Apple Smart Keyboard, for the iPad air 3. I am having my smart keyboard replaced via warranty (arriving in mail today), it was falling apart at the seams on several sides. It is just not very durable, and I treated it well. Very disappointed. Stylistically, it's looks great and the keys function well, it's just clearly not designed for long-term durability.
 
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EugW

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Jun 18, 2017
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I would like to know if anyone has any suggestions from experience, other than the Apple Smart Keyboard, for the iPad air 3. I am having my smart keyboard replaced via warranty (arriving in mail today), it was falling apart at the seams on several sides. It is just not very durable, and I treated it well. Very disappointed. Stylistically, it's looks great and the keys function well, it's just clearly not designed for long-term durability.
I've had my Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro 10.5 for 15 months and it seems reasonably durable to me. I have barely noticeable damage on one corner, but that's because I dropped the keyboard on a cement sidewalk on that corner. Otherwise the keyboard is in excellent condition.

My wife has had her Apple Smart Keyboard for her iPad 10.2 for 8 months, and it is also in very good condition. It was a 3rd party refurb no less.

While I don't claim the Apple Smart Keyboard's design and build materials are conducive for very long term survival in harsh conditions, I do think its longevity appears fine for many average users like myself and my wife.
 
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Tozovac

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That's great. Hopefully I had a fluke with poor adhesive or something.
 
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