1. Floridadomer's Avatar
    I just recieved my ipad pro and was going to purchase the Apple keyboard. To my surprise, using the onscreen keyboard has been very easy to use. The tablet is so big that I don't feel like I am loosing much as far as the area that it is taking. So my question is this, for those that are using an external keyboard, what are the benefits? I am not the greatest typer and dont use keyboard shortcuts. Thank you in advance for imput.
    02-16-2017 12:18 PM
  2. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I use both but prefer a keyboard for the heavy lifting. I type much faster on the Smart Keyboard.
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    02-16-2017 12:42 PM
  3. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I have a Logitech Bluetooth keyboard. Only when it's not with me am I using the screen one. The one thing I don't like about the Smart Keyboard is there is only one angle when you are not using the Smart Keyboard.
    02-16-2017 06:40 PM
  4. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I use the smart keyboard. Prefer the tactile feel of the physical keyboard. I type really fast so having a physical keyboard helps with accuracy.
    02-16-2017 06:43 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I use both but prefer a keyboard for the heavy lifting. I type much faster on the Smart Keyboard.
    Exactly this!...I enjoy using the Apple Smart Keyboard with my 9.7" iPad Pro and I prefer the screen to be propped up. Having said that, I type much faster using the on-screen keyboard and find it more comfortable. Typing with the Apple Smart Keyboard isn't uncomfortable, it's just not as comfortable to "me" as the on-screen Keyboard.
    02-16-2017 06:53 PM
  6. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I have an 12.9" Pro with a Smart Keyboard and I probably use the Smart Keyboard a slight majority of the time. The beauty of the smart connector is that it's super easy to remove the keyboard whenever you want.
    eyecrispy likes this.
    02-16-2017 07:10 PM
  7. Beards's Avatar
    I'm using this:-- ESYNiC Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboards Case Bluetooth 3.0 Keyboard Stand Case Cover for Apple iPad Pro 12.9" Ultra Slim with Built-in Bracket-Gold https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01ARHOJ...mUvbUpU2897492
    It is brilliant for typing and has all the controls. The only thing missing is a lit keyboard.
    02-17-2017 04:37 AM
  8. muchospanish's Avatar
    I have become completely dependent on having a physical keyboard. The keyboard shortcuts are very helpful, especially command-space for app switching.
    02-17-2017 07:32 AM
  9. fhanselmann's Avatar
    I much prefer a physical keyboard to the onscreen, using it probably 99% of the tiime. I'm on my 3rd keyboard for 12.9. Started with the Brydge 12.9. Loved the concept, it looked awesome and the finish was great, BUT the hinges would not hold the iPad Pro 12.9 up after a certain angle and the thing would just flop open, flat. Returned it. From there I moved on to a Zagg Slim Book case/keyboard. Worked well, but one of the corners of the case covering the iPad broke less than month after purchase. Returned it. I now have the Logitech CREATE Keyboard Case. Love the Smart Connect and the fact that it doesn't need to be charged. The screen angle when connected to the keyboard turns out to be pretty good for both desk/table and lap use. Key feel is very good and typing is very easy. iPad hasn't left the case since being inserted after I bought it. This one is a keeper. I'll note that there is a lot of negative feedback out there regarding the CREATE case scratching the iPad screen. I have a tempered glass protector on my screen and haven't noticed any scratching two months in.
    02-17-2017 07:44 AM
  10. Floridadomer's Avatar
    I much prefer a physical keyboard to the onscreen, using it probably 99% of the tiime. I'm on my 3rd keyboard for 12.9. Started with the Brydge 12.9. Loved the concept, it looked awesome and the finish was great, BUT the hinges would not hold the iPad Pro 12.9 up after a certain angle and the thing would just flop open, flat. Returned it. From there I moved on to a Zagg Slim Book case/keyboard. Worked well, but one of the corners of the case covering the iPad broke less than month after purchase. Returned it. I now have the Logitech CREATE Keyboard Case. Love the Smart Connect and the fact that it doesn't need to be charged. The screen angle when connected to the keyboard turns out to be pretty good for both desk/table and lap use. Key feel is very good and typing is very easy. iPad hasn't left the case since being inserted after I bought it. This one is a keeper. I'll note that there is a lot of negative feedback out there regarding the CREATE case scratching the iPad screen. I have a tempered glass protector on my screen and haven't noticed any scratching two months in.
    I have been really torn between the Apple keyboard or the Logitech Create keyboard. I too have a screen protector so I ma not worried about the scratching issue. I am using the Apple back cover so I would have to take it off everytime i want to use the Logitech keyboard. I like to be able to hold the ipad without any cover. With yhat said, I think I would enjoy using the Logitech keyboard more than the Apple. Like I said, I am so torn!
    02-17-2017 11:49 AM
  11. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I have become completely dependent on having a physical keyboard. The keyboard shortcuts are very helpful, especially command-space for app switching.
    Yes this ^^^^

    Forgot about the shortcuts. I am the queen of keystroke shortcuts.
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    02-17-2017 12:09 PM
  12. Jude526's Avatar
    I prefer using like a laptop. That is why I got the logitech create keyboard/case. I type quickly on it and it works very well. Comfortable and am sitting on my couch with it on my lap typing this.
    02-19-2017 12:44 AM
  13. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I bought a Targus case and I'm using a Logitech Bluetooth keyboard instead of apples' Smart Keyboard. I don't think the Apple one gives much protection in my opinion.
    02-20-2017 04:54 PM

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