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Why choose a Smart Keyboard instead of Magic Keyboard for iPad

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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Smart Keyboard Folio (11-inch) with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil weighs 844 grams (that's about 59% heavier than the Smart Keyboard Folio)
Smart Keyboard Folio (11-inch) with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil weighs 844 grams (that's about 59% heavier than the Smart Keyboard Folio)
iPad Pro Magic Keyboard as seen from the side, it is thicker and it has a dark aluminium hinge sticking out (on the left side)
iPad Pro Magic Keyboard as seen from the side, it is thicker and it has a dark aluminium hinge sticking out (on the left side)
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
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?
iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Folio as seen from the side
iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Folio as seen from the side

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