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Everything you need to know about the Apple Keyboard

Before the launch of the Apple Keyboard, the iPad always had keyboard cases. These cases were cool little folios with Bluetooth keyboards meant to turn a regular tablet into a laptop replacement.

These keyboard cases evolved as time went on, and eventually Apple invested their time and resources in making their own. Now, years and years later, is Magic keyboard has been released.

It is hailed as the best available iPad keyboard. This is also closely reminiscent of the 2019 MacBook Pro scissors keyboard from 2019.

The iPad Air and iPad pro are good devices, and the recently released Apple Magic Keyboard gives them an even bigger edge.

This new gadget turns the pad into a laptop while maintaining the aesthetics and functionality of the iPad.

Apple Magic Keyboard Features

Apple Magic Keyboard Features

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  • 1 mm travel for responsive writing
  • Comfortable backlit keys
  • Multi-Touch gestures
  • USB-C charging port
  • Smooth angle adjustment for display
  • It can be folded into a case to provide front and back protection for travel with the iPad Pro and iPad Air.

Apple Keyboard Trackpad and Keys

Apple Keyboard Trackpad and Keys

Apple has made significant progress in recent years in how they build their keyboards. There’s a significant improvement in product design from the super-thin MacBook Air keyboard without travel to this new Apple Magic Keyboard.

These days, MacBook keys come with a solid amount of travel; and are natural for the fingers to die by typing. This natural feeling is especially evident with the Apple Magic Keyboard.

In addition, the keys are backlit and automatically adjusted based on ambient lighting conditions.

For Trackpad, it is as high as Apple’s Trackpad is known to be and always has been.

The trackpad has impressive functionality with a sleek glossy finish similar to MacBook trackpads. It is also smooth, precise, and there is zero delay on iPadOS. It gives the Apple iPad an even better user experience than before.

Apple keyboard easy to move

In addition to the unique keys and high-quality Trackpad, Apple made this keyboard incredibly easy to attach and disassemble. Recently, Apple began using magnets to make products.
In the case of the Apple Magic Keyboard, the magnets provide impressively easy movement.

To set up the Apple keyboard, connect your iPad to the appropriate keyboard location. When you want to use it as a keyboard, take it off.

The small problem with this is that it is ‘caseless’ when the iPad is in tablet mode. Still, you will get used to using the magic keyboard as a case when the iPad is not in use.

Apple Magic Keyboard Build / Body

Apple Magic Keyboard Build / Body

The Apple keyboard is sturdy and stays very well balanced, even when it’s on your lap. Although its construction allows a bit of flexibility on the keyboard cover, the balance is worth it. Users do not have to worry about it tipping over.

This balance is due in part to the keyboard’s most notable design element – the floating screen.

Charging the Apple Keyboard

Apple came up with a great charging setup for the Magic keyboard. This new one comes with a USB-C port built right into it. This can be used to charge your iPad without having to use the iPad’s built-in port.

However, the port only works for charging and does not support other accessories.

Compatibility

The Apple Keyboard is compatible with the following iPad models:

  • iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
  • Also iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
  • iPad Air (4th generation)

Benefits of the Apple Magic Keyboard

Benefits of the Apple Magic Keyboard

It seems to work well even when writing on your lap. This is all thanks to its stiff foot. The smoothness of the trackpad and the overall writing experience are excellent.

Disadvantages of Apple Magic Keyboard

The Magic keyboard is quite heavy. The 11-inch model weighs a hefty 1.3 pounds, which is larger than the iPad itself. When put together, the two devices are heavier than a MacBook Air, though smaller.

If you use both the 12.9-inch iPad and keyboard, it’s even heavier. The saving grace is that the (combined) weight is easy to ignore due to the small footprint. It is also expensive and does not have a range of features.

Conclusion

The Apple Magic Keyboard is versatile and offers a great user experience. It is easy to switch between different uses. It is also a beautifully made keyboard case that comes with a premium Trackpad.

For users who prefer to use a pillow over a laptop, this is a great product to buy. It does what it is made for and does it remarkably well.

Frequently asked questions

How much does the apple keyboard cost?

The Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation), which is sold with Air (4th generation), is priced at $ 299.00.

Magic Keyboard with Touch ID is priced at $ 149, and Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and numeric keypad is available for $ 179. The updated Magic Keyboard without Touch ID costs $ 99.

Why is it called a magic keyboard?

This Apple keyboard is called a magic keyboard because it gives your iPad a “fluid” look. As a result of the strong magnets used to produce this keyboard, the iPad floats almost an inch from the keyboard cover. This hovering ability lets users tilt the iPad for enhanced viewing.

How can I pair the Apple Magic keyboard with my Mac?

To pair the keyboard, connect it to your Mac with the included cloth-covered USB-C-to-Lightning cable that pairs it automatically.

Or you can use it as any standard Bluetooth keyboard in the Macs panel with Bluetooth settings. Once this is done, configure Touch ID. This is done in a new panel with System Settings, which should be displayed when the keyboard is connected.

Is the Apple Magic keyboard silent?

Yes, the keyboard offers quiet and responsive typing. Each key has considerable space for travel. Some users even say that the keyboard makes less noise than the typical Mac keyboard.

In fact, it may just be the quietest keyboard Apple has ever produced.

Disclaimer: This article is not the official guide to the Apple Magic Keyboard, but is based on the author’s research or personal experience.

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