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Whether you know someone who just got an iPad Pro or are trying to use the premium tablet as a laptop in the new year, Apple’s Magic Keyboard is one of the best typing solutions on the market. However, as with most first-party Apple accessories, it will cost you. But you can now pick up the 12.9-inch model on Amazon for $100 less than usual – the online seller has a white keyboard for $250, which is the lowest price we’ve seen.
There are a number of other keyboard options for all iPad models, but the Magic Keyboard is undoubtedly the most luxurious. The 12.9-inch model on sale magnetically attaches to the back of the iPad Pro, keeping the tablet “in the air” above and slightly behind the keys and trackpad. The accessory feeds data to the iPad via the rear smart connector, and that also means you don’t have to worry about charging it separately or pairing it with the tablet via Bluetooth, as you do with many other third-party keyboards. We found Magic Keyboard to be pretty solid and it offers an excellent typing experience. Somewhat surprisingly, the trackpad wasn’t as bulky as we thought (because it’s much wider than it is tall) and provides far more precise control than you can get with the iPad’s touchscreen alone.
Overall, the Magic Keyboard is one of the best iPad accessories if you really want to get things done on your iPad Pro. With the advances Apple has made with iPadOS in recent years, it’s possible to use the company’s tablets (especially iPad Pros) as a laptop replacement, and the Magic Keyboard will go a long way toward making the tablet feel more like a traditional laptop. .
However, we would be neglecting it if we did not draw attention to a few flaws of the accessory. The Magic Keyboard provides limited range of motion (about 90 to 130 degrees) for the iPad, which is far less than you would get from a standard laptop. It’s also not the thinnest solution, and while it comes close to replicating the feel of working on a laptop, it’s not quite the same. Plus, the Magic Keyboard adds a lot to the cost of an already expensive device. In that case, you’ve probably spent $1,000 or more on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro – adding another $350 to that is a big question. However, your stomach is at least a little easier when you can get the Magic Keyboard at a discount.
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