Keyboards for older iPad Pro 12.9 models (2017/2015)
Apple Smart Keyboard
Apple’s Smart Keyboard is always going to be a tempting option. The keyboard connects via the Smart Connector instead of Bluetooth, and that allows it to draw a charge and send keystrokes. It’s a nice alternative to the virtual keyboard on the Pro. Each of the 64 keys is water-resistant as they are made from a durable, custom-woven fabric, that has a spring-like tension when pressed. This keyboard case is foldable, too, so you can prop your iPad Pro in a comfortable position.
Brydge BrydgePro Keyboard
We love the solid feel and matched color of the BrydgePro. The case is made out of 100 percent aluminum, and on the 12.9-inch model, Brydge says the combined weight is less than the MacBook Air. The BrydgePro uses Bluetooth to connect to the iPad Pro, and it features backlit keys with adjustable brightness. One thing we really like is the hinge is able to swing 180 degrees, allowing you to use it as a tablet when you need to.
Lenrich 360-degree Keyboard Case
There’s no doubt this is something of an odd case, as it makes your iPad Pro look a little bit like the laptop you get from your workplace’s IT department. But there’s more here than weird looks, there are some seriously cool features here too. Not only is your tablet now a very powerful laptop, it’s also capable of a series of transformations, including a folded tablet-style and a media-viewing stand. The screen also rotates in a full circle, making it easy to position your iPad Pro so everyone can see it. It’s not perfect, obviously. Aside from the unfortunate looks, it’s also quite chunky and adds a lot to the iPad Pro’s otherwise slim build. You’ll also need to charge the keyboard to use it. Still, it’s not a terrible lower-price option.
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