Calling it the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard, Apple seems to be telling us that this keyboard is as good as the one that came with the iMac. By pairing it with an Apple Pro and converting it into a laptop track track And with full mouse support, the company proposes that this is a great return for the MacBook.
The first is true, the second is more subtle. Yes, the keyboard here has the same functionality as Apple's independent keyboard, but I'm not saying that it will definitely make the iPad Pro a decent laptop.
This device has made Apple remind us once again that they are a company that strives to be real and unique in its plans.
Not only does it look good, it also helps solve the problem of weight distribution, while also allowing you to adjust the angle of the mirror to the nest.
However, it is not an active or flexible decision
You're not stuck with two fixed Smart Keyboard angles, but you still don't have much room to use. You will also not bend the Magic keyboard itself when it is not working. Instead, you have to separate the iPad from the keyboard completely when you want to do something only with tablet.
This, added to the small adjustment screen, indicates that the Magic keyboard is designed for use on the desktop. On my thighs, with the iPad lean back, the weight meant it kept leaning back, away from me.
On a computer, all the luggage is at the dock, and here the dock is heavy only because it carries the full weight of a large floating iPad.
There is zero zero on the keyboard. Its weight and power means that when you type or touch the screen on the desktop, the iPad itself has no power. The small size of making the writing experience more dangerous.
You have to keep your legs very close together, and the composition feels heavy on top, much like a metal palm in the air.
These payloads are balanced by a good insertion of the USB-C charger that passes through the left end of the main hinge. Charge the iPad Pro when it's in shock (even though it's slower than connecting directly to the iPad), it keeps USB-C's IP port free for views. The power of the IPad powers the keyboard and backlight.
Give me space
While the buttons here are more comfortable to type than those on the iPad Pro (due to the fact that they are real, mobile and custom keys), they do feel a bit cheap compared to the keys on the latest MacBook Air.
I've been able to test the 12.9-inch model, so I can't speak the 11-inch model, but some buttons of that type are mid-size to fit a full-size keyboard. Both sizes are compatible with 2020 iPad Pros, as well as older 2018 models.
When I had time to get it fixed, which was several days longer than I had imagined, I found words flowing at a speed that I couldn't keep on my laptop or desktop keyboard.
I felt that it was the process of restoring my brain to the necessary use of the iPad that slowed me down, instead of the Magic Keyboard itself.
The design of the Magnet keyboard is flat and low, so it can be difficult to make repairs from a laptop: there is very little space to rest your arms.
The absence of a line of functions and multimedia buttons is annoying as is the case with the Smart Keyboard Folio, and in some places I have my nails hit the bottom of the iPad when I type.
Buttons are turned back, even though the sky adjustment is buried under various setting menus. Either you stay with Apple & # 39; s auto light settings, which seemed good to me, or you learn how to go and fix them regularly.
Track changes …
Magic Keyboard is the first official iPad accessory to have track track built-in and part of Apple's slow reluctance to include mouse support for iPadOS.
As a writer, this is a feature hardware one that has made the iPad keyboard and its settings easy to use. Text selection is more accurate with a cursor and means I didn't have to access and select text using the touchscreen.
The cursor is a small circular area that intelligently adjusts to select the entire user mode and encourages you to learn when and how to operate.
It's fine, though some third-party applications have not been updated, such as Microsoft Word, where there is no index to select text, which means I still have to use the touchpad. I hope the developers catch up.
Touch controls for track track It's as important as the interface support, as it lets you roam through iPadOS without touching the iPad screen.
Three-finger switching between apps or installing app switches is done entirely, as it decreases zoom, a slider and a control point, this is achieved by tossing the cursor in the top right corner and then pushing for more.
Like the best design of software Apple is playful, transparent and integrated with technology hardware.
How much does it cost?
The biggest mistake with this keyboard can be its price. At 339 euros, the 12.9-inch Magic keyboard is a far cry, but it adds good performance for the iPad Pro.
On the other hand, the iPad Pro is already quite expensive, and the Magic keyboard shouldn't be that expensive. If you resist the stats, you'll probably stick with the MacBook.
But you can't take the screen off of a MacBook and put it in a bag. The MacBook does not have a touch screen that integrates with track track and you can't draw on your screen with Apple Pencil.
Alone, the Magic keyboard is inexpensive. But it's the last piece of Apple's Apple Pro puzzle, and if that's interesting to you and your workflow, it'll make the MacBook look amazing. For some, it is an expensive curiosity.
If you're interested in more affordable alternatives, read our guide to the best iPad keyboard.
Verdict: What is your (your) computer?
The Magic keyboard is without a doubt the best keyboard you can get for an iPad Pro, and I think the fact that it may or may not work for you as a laptop is not the keyboard itself. It's because of your relationship with the computer and how much you're reluctant to switch to IPOS from macOS (or Windows – we'll admit that it only exists at this time).
I personally love using the iPad Pro as my daily primary computer. As a writer, I find its form factor, modularity, 4G SIM slot, good battery life, and killer performance – this sounds familiar to me. But for all of this great stuff, the combination of this and the Magic Keyboard still doesn't inspire me at all.
This may be due to my work as a journalist and my love of multi-tasking where I can use multiple files simultaneously on large screens.
On the other hand, typing with a Magic keyboard is a lot of fun. In addition, the iPad is a very random tool, and we all use it differently.
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