iPad What's the best type of keyboard case for lap use?

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  1. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

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    I'm coming to the realization that I need a keyboard for my iPad Air if I want to use it as a laptop replacement. I'm looking for something basic that would work on my lap. I'm not in a rush to buy something and I know more and more choices will be released In the coming months. Any recommends of a particular type of case such as folio or clamshell or hard cover?
     
  2. kingoftherolex macrumors member

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  3. kingoftherolex macrumors member

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    Now that I've had it and used it for a few hours, actually even written a short essay using it, I have to say I recommend this New Trent Airbender 2.0 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ET9YYS2/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I typed with it a bit on my lap, and quite honestly it found it comfortable. Admittedly, I was seated in an upright position on the couch, but I can't really imagine wanting a physical keyboard in any other position lol
     
  4. Charliebird thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the info. That's a good price for the combo. Can you easily slip your iPad into and out of the case? I have a Smart Cover I would still like to use when I don't have it attached to the keyboard.
     
  5. Epiphron macrumors regular

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    My current setup with Logitech Ultrathin Cover
     
  6. aerialdreams macrumors newbie

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    Hey Epiphron, is that the new logitech ultrathin keyboard cover for the ipad air, or is that the old one for ipad 2/3/4? If it's the old one, does it work/fit well with the air? If it's the new one, how do you like it? Does it fit well/can there be a back cover on it?
     
  7. jelt2359 macrumors newbie

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    Interested in the logitech too, but for table use. On the go I'm planning to just rock a Smart Cover+ touchfire. Table use, however, can be a great laptop replacement :)
     
  8. Epiphron macrumors regular

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    This is the new one for air. i had one for the previous ipads and this one does feel improved (e.g. higher quality magnetic hinge, things feel ironed out). One thing that's slightly irksome is the apostrophe button is half the size of a normal button on this one. strange decision :confused:

    however i don't think you can fit a back cover on it. maybe look for the logitech keyboard folio.. i really like the sleek feel without the bulk of a back cover :p
     
  9. jelt2359 macrumors newbie

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    How's the weight compared to previous iterations?
     
  10. kingoftherolex macrumors member

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    Yea, you can slip it in and out of the case with ease. And the nice thing is the case has a little plastic cover over the apple logo cutout on the back so that you can rotate its orientation on the stand with ease without fear of scratching the back
     
  11. Charliebird thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Very nice. I'm going to see if I can pick one up locally.
     
  12. Epiphron macrumors regular

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    about the same
    Also one big difference is the magnetic hinge is much much stronger now.. so much so that there's an audible bang as it attaches to the ipad. looks like logitech's listening to it's customers since the previous one was prone to detaching
     
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