For the first time since its recent release, the handy Magic Keyboard for the 11-inch iPad Pro is available for pre-order at a discount on Amazon. This gadget truly transforms your iPad experience by providing a keyboard and trackpad on the fly.
- Magic Keyboard for the 11-inch iPad Pro ($289.98, originally $299; amazon.com)
This device is no gimmick; the Magic Keyboard is a full-fledged keyboard and trackpad combo for your iPad Pro. First of all, it’s metal with plastic backlit keys, not cloth like typical keyboard folios. It also features 1mm of key travel, a design that provides satisfying and punchy keypresses — in stark contrast to those other folios that just don’t feel good to type on. Last but not least, it works perfectly with the trackpad support on iPad Pro. Keep an eye out for our full review of the Magic Keyboard, coming soon.
Fortunately, it’s a cinch to mount your iPad Pro on the Magic Keyboard. The keyboard holds your iPad in place magnetically, so you can change the viewing angle easily with a swivel, and the iPad hovers just above the keyboard, never actually touching it.
Not to mention, there is a USB Type-C port on the Magic Keyboard too, so you can charge your device while you work. You don’t lose access to the port on your iPad Pro itself, either. The keyboard does lack the row of function keys, but that’s not a huge loss.
Note: The prices above reflect the retailer’s listed price at the time of publication.