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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
Touching is an integral part of the tablet experience - your hand can rest on a table for most tasks
Touching is an integral part of the tablet experience - your hand can rest on a table for most tasks
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.
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
Smart Keyboard Folio (left) and the new Magic Keyboard (right)
Smart Keyboard Folio (left) and the new Magic Keyboard (right)
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

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