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iPad Magic Keyboard review

Smart Keyboard Folio compared to 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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Hand palms comfortably resting on the table surface
Hand palms comfortably resting on the table surface
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
iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Folio as seen from the side
iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Folio as seen from the side
Smart Keyboard Folio (left) and the new Magic Keyboard (right)
Smart Keyboard Folio (left) and the new Magic Keyboard (right)
Precisely adjusting sliders and immediately see their effects, zoom in with a simple pinching gesture while trying different settings.
Precisely adjusting sliders and immediately see their effects, zoom in with a simple pinching gesture while trying different settings.
Cropping and rotating photos feels natural, making multiple adjustments (size, rotation, dimensions) with one gesture instead of multiple mouse clicks
Cropping and rotating photos feels natural, making multiple adjustments (size, rotation, dimensions) with one gesture instead of multiple mouse clicks

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