Apple Magic Keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro

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Engadget Review

The iPad Pro is a phenomenal tablet, and the Magic Keyboard makes it feel more like a bonafide computer than ever. Typing is a pleasure thanks to Apple’s updated scissor-switch keys, and the fact that its key layout is nearly the same size as the 13-inch MacBook Pro’s means acclimating doesn’t take long. The glass trackpad is a star, too, thanks in large part to improvements Apple made to iPadOS. That said, the iPad only has a 40 degree range of motion on its hinge so it’s not quite as flexible as a laptop, and we have questions about how well these keys will hold up to everyday grit and grime. If money is no issue, or if you’re just willing to splurge, the Magic Keyboard is the gold standard of iPad keyboards. Just know that it’s not ideal for every situation.

Apple Magic Keyboard review: Blurring the line between iPad and MacBook
This best-in-class keyboard is going to cost you.
Chris Velazco
Chris VelazcoApril 20, 2020

Pros

  • Typing on the keyboard feels great
  • Excellent and precise trackpad
  • Has a USB-C port for charging the iPad
  • Usable in your lap

Cons

  • It’s expensive
  • Limited range of motion
  • Can’t connect accessories through its USB port
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Magic Keyboard

Engadget

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Critics

10 reviews
90
TechCrunch
If you work seriously with the iPad and that work is based on typing, the Magic Keyboard is essentially mandatory

84

AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE

Users

18 reviews
60
Parpy
It is HEAVY! Its folding configuration is too restricted, making its function as a tablet to a minimum

74

AVERAGE USER SCORE
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Key Specs

TYPE
Portable / handheld
CONNECTION TYPE
Wireless

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