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Comparing different Apple iPad keyboards

Smart Keyboard Folio or Magic Keyboard

Aug. 11, 2020 -

The tablet is at the frontier of mobile computing and its hardware form factor is evolving. This year Apple introduced a new Magic Keyboard for iPad that includes a trackpad. Everybody is raving about it, yet I think there is something to be said for the "mouse-less" Smart Keyboard Folio. Read along for some key differences.

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Reveal available keyboard combinations by long-pressing the CMD-key in any app
Reveal available keyboard combinations by long-pressing the CMD-key in any app
Smart Keyboard Folio (left) and the new Magic Keyboard (right)
Smart Keyboard Folio (left) and the new Magic Keyboard (right)
Hand palms comfortably resting on the table surface
Hand palms comfortably resting on the table surface
If you want a laptop experience, why not just buy a MacBook?
If you want a laptop experience, why not just buy a MacBook?
Smart Keyboard Folio (11-inch) with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil weighs 528 grams
Smart Keyboard Folio (11-inch) with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil weighs 528 grams
Don't underestimate the powers of the CMD / OPTION / Arrow / Shift keys: I bet I am faster than most folks using a mouse
Don't underestimate the powers of the CMD / OPTION / Arrow / Shift keys: I bet I am faster than most folks using a mouse

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