Apple Smart Keyboard (for iPad Air and iPad Pro 10.5-Inch) now £99 delivered at Amazon
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Apple Smart Keyboard (for iPad Air and iPad Pro 10.5-Inch) now £99 delivered at Amazon

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Posted 6th Oct
  • Smart Keyboard lets you write an Essay or create a presentation on a full-size keyboard whenever you need one
  • It connects easily without the need for pairing or charging, so it's always ready to go
  • And when you're done, it folds to create a slim, lightweight cover
  • Compatible with 10.5-Inch iPad Air and 10.5-Inch iPad Pro
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About £60 overpriced
Call that an iPad keyboard?

Now this is a keyboard

38618935-qWFtX.jpg£2 in CEX if you can find them
"Smart" vs. Apple consumers, £99 for this? Apple take their customers as mugs.
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About £60 overpriced
This will also fit the new base iPad 10.2
Tabintab06/10/2019 18:24

lol .. £99 .. i cant stop laughing .. try £20 ARTECK Bluetooth Keyboard u …lol .. £99 .. i cant stop laughing .. try £20 ARTECK Bluetooth Keyboard usually £50 apparently.


hardly similar tho to be fair
deanos06/10/2019 18:49

hardly similar tho to be fair



You quite right, with the one I propose your not getting ripped off and will connect to just about anything that works with bluetooth
Edited by: "Tabintab" 6th Oct
"Smart" vs. Apple consumers, £99 for this? Apple take their customers as mugs.
Tabintab06/10/2019 19:06

You quite right, with the one I propose your not getting ripped off and …You quite right, with the one I propose your not getting ripped off and will connect to just about anything that works with bluetooth


not exactly portable tho, if you are going to post make it similar
deanos06/10/2019 19:16

not exactly portable tho, if you are going to post make it similar



What part did you not read!!!!

Portable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS, Android, Windows Tablet PC Smartphone Built in Rechargeable 6 Month Battery
I had the official one with my 9.7 pro, poor poor keyboard, not nice to type on.£99 is an utter joke of a price for something like this.
Why is anyone surprised? After the $1000 monitor stand, does a £99 iPad keyboard really shock you? It certainly is not a shock to me. Still disgusting though.
Edited by: "highdon" 6th Oct
Smart because it has Bluetooth
Smfn5306/10/2019 21:27

Smart because it has Bluetooth


Actually it doesnt have Bluetooth, uses the smart connector, so no pairing or battery is required
Call that an iPad keyboard?

Now this is a keyboard

38618935-qWFtX.jpg£2 in CEX if you can find them
Tabintab06/10/2019 19:25

What part did you not read!!!!Portable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for …What part did you not read!!!!Portable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS, Android, Windows Tablet PC Smartphone Built in Rechargeable 6 Month Battery


I don't understand why you're comparing the keyboard you just searched for on Amazon to this. It doesn't attach to the iPad, it doesn't act as a cover, it's wireless, it has a battery, it's bigger and heavier. The only thing comparable is that it has keys.

If you don't want to buy or can't afford Apple products, why are you going out of your way to find non-comparable alternatives?
How much?!?!
Nice find! I almost bit the bullet but its a real shame it's not as elegant when folded flat as there newer version store.storeimages.cdn-apple.com/466…517

That awkward fold is a deal breaker : 38619147-EkFsl.jpg
Edited by: "shopkeeper" 6th Oct
hotfinder06/10/2019 21:51

Call that an iPad keyboard?Now this is a keyboard[Image] £2 in CEX if you …Call that an iPad keyboard?Now this is a keyboard[Image] £2 in CEX if you can find them


How is the iPad held up?
If I was spending £100 on a smart keyboard I would expect it to be able to write an Essay...
Tabintab06/10/2019 19:06

You quite right, with the one I propose your not getting ripped off and …You quite right, with the one I propose your not getting ripped off and will connect to just about anything that works with bluetooth


I must have missed the bit in your link where it acts as a cover too
bigup06/10/2019 22:45

How is the iPad held up?


It’s docked with the 30-pin connection and has a stand behind the iPad to support it
Looking for the 12.9inch keyboard folio for ipad pro.

Heated.
2minutenoodles07/10/2019 16:13

Looking for the 12.9inch keyboard folio for ipad pro. Heated.


The Outlet Shop sealed brand new on ebay £99.99
Speculator07/10/2019 18:53

The Outlet Shop sealed brand new on ebay £99.99



Cheers, how do I find The Outlet Shop?
Speculator07/10/2019 20:21

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Apple+iPad+Pro+Smart+12.9+Keyboard+A1636+British+English+Layout+Seale&_sacat=0



appreciated thanks
shopkeeper06/10/2019 22:39

Nice find! I almost bit the bullet but its a real shame it's not as …Nice find! I almost bit the bullet but its a real shame it's not as elegant when folded flat as there newer version https://store.storeimages.cdn-apple.com/4668/as-images.apple.com/is/MU8H2B_AV4?wid=572&hei=572&fmt=jpeg&qlt=95&op_usm=0.5,0.5&.v=1540504867517That awkward fold is a deal breaker : [Image]


That picture makes it look worse tbh. There's not such a big gap on mine.
megasnajper06/10/2019 21:45

Actually it doesnt have Bluetooth, uses the smart connector, so no pairing …Actually it doesnt have Bluetooth, uses the smart connector, so no pairing or battery is required



Smart Connector - everyone else would just call this a charging port!! I guess Apple have to make up this kind of bull to appease the fanboys and justify the silly prices.

To use the word smart with an object gives a definition. verb (used with object)to cause a sharp pain to or in.
I guess in this case is a pain in the back pocket or wallet
Edited by: "Tabintab" 12th Oct
FatherTed06/10/2019 22:17

I don't understand why you're comparing the keyboard you just searched for …I don't understand why you're comparing the keyboard you just searched for on Amazon to this. It doesn't attach to the iPad, it doesn't act as a cover, it's wireless, it has a battery, it's bigger and heavier. The only thing comparable is that it has keys.If you don't want to buy or can't afford Apple products, why are you going out of your way to find non-comparable alternatives?


at 0.3Kg its hardly heavy, although some weight is a good thing to stop it moving about, I guess a balance has to be struck.

A few more positives, one being very important*.
Has its own power supply, so does not drain the I-pad.
*By not attaching or having to be attached to a pad allows a better posture or position to be found alleviating RSI. A bit like a desktop pc, the keyboard is not attached to the monitor.
24-month warranty.
Tabintab12/10/2019 09:39

Smart Connector - everyone else would just call this a charging port!! I …Smart Connector - everyone else would just call this a charging port!! I guess Apple have to make up this kind of bull to appease the fanboys and justify the silly prices.To use the word smart with an object gives a definition. verb (used with object)to cause a sharp pain to or in.I guess in this case is a pain in the back pocket or wallet


It’s not really a charging point though, is it. The “smart” keyboard does not have a battery at all, this provides it the power as it needs it and transfers the inputs as well. Also would be confusing with lighting being the charging port.
Anyways, I don’t think anyone is defending the pricing on this product and alternatives can give same end outcome, but they will not be exact same and for some people the Apple product might be better. Let’s agree to disagree on this one.
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