Magic keyboard for iPadPro 2018/2020

Discussion in 'Apple/iOS' started by siddhartth, May 6, 2020.

?

will you buy the magic keyboard?

  1. yes

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. no

    3 vote(s)
    75.0%
  3. maybe maybe not

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Wait for something by Logitech

    1 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. siddhartth

    siddhartth Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

    Messages:
    837
    Likes Received:
    313
    Trophy Points:
    76
    question is simple,
    • did you buy it?
    • what was your experience?
    • is it worth it depending on your use case?
    • are you going to return or keep?
    • how good is the trackpad implementation is for precision tasks like text editing, gaming. and excel?
     
  2. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

    Messages:
    7,809
    Likes Received:
    3,289
    Trophy Points:
    331
    desertlap, siddhartth and Marty like this.
  3. neongolden

    neongolden Scribbler - Standard Member

    Messages:
    290
    Likes Received:
    91
    Trophy Points:
    41
    I wonder if you could expect it to be compatible with at least two more generations of iPPs given the price. I'm assuming their wild new lidar-equipped camera assembly won't be changing again for a while. Maybe next year's will look the same, only with the mini-LED, and perhaps some improvements to the frame.
     
  4. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,929
    Likes Received:
    2,243
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Boy if that doesn't reinforce certain stereotypes of some of the hardcore Apple crowd, I don't know what does. And I must be missing the point. If you have the magic keyboard iPad Pro combo and need more protection why wouldn't you just stick it in regular backpack or messenger? That way you get protection and room for other stuff like the AC adapter and cables etc.

    BTW: I do have the magic keyboard and I like it, though it is obscenely expensive. I think it will be around for at least one more generation and/or they might just tweak it like they did with the keyboard folio which was revised slightly to accommodate the larger camera hump.

    PS: We have heard informally that some customers at the Apple store that upgraded to newest generation of the pro from the previous have had success with getting apple to swap the keyboard folio to the newer version. Again, that's defintely 3rd hand and YMMV
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2020
    neongolden likes this.
  5. darkmagistric

    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,779
    Likes Received:
    1,912
    Trophy Points:
    181
    I can think of one plausible use-case. If the material of the outer case is different then the case itself, it could in some instances make the overall experience preferable. That outer-case looks more fabricy, so in a case of someone using on their lap while their legs are bear, it might be more comfortable resting on their skin. It might also get better traction while on a desk. Case in point my Surface Pro, when the keyboard is detached and I set it on a desk/table with just the kickstand, it kind of slides all over the place. But when I put the keyboard cover on backwards, the bottom of the keyboard cover keeps it in place much better and less likely to slide around. This cover for the cover could create a similar effect.
     
  6. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,929
    Likes Received:
    2,243
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Good point, but I'd think its very niche use case. Plus there are "treads" for lack of a better term that keep it from sliding much ( I have one). I still think its more of a " I don't won't to scuff up my $300 keyboard " item generally
     
    Steve S and darkmagistric like this.
  7. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

    Messages:
    10,221
    Likes Received:
    8,571
    Trophy Points:
    331
    I did (buy) and returned the 11". Enjoyed the excellent typing experience, handy trackpad and backlighting; returned it because it is heavy, bulky, just as limited screen angles, outrageously expensive for what you get.

    Already have the Smart Folio - just not that much of a value proposition over the ease of folding the keyboard behind the device and writing. It's like Apple designed this more as a docking solution than a keyboard case.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - Magic keyboard iPadPro
  1. WillAdams
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    573

Share This Page