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Anybody have an iPad keyboard you like?
Posted by: Bimwad
Date: May 25, 2015 03:23AM
I'm looking for a keyboard for occasional use with an iPad.

I want a separate keyboard, not one that is part of a case, nor necessarily mate with the iPad in any fashion. Sometimes a real keyboard would be nice to type out some longer missives, but I'd rather hold a tablet like a tablet most of the time.

If the Logitech Keys to Go wasn't so expensive, it would be the obvious choice.

The Libre is close, but not much cheaper, hasn't shipped yet, and wastes an awful lot of space as well as having a questionable design sense.

Microsoft has a folding keyboard forthcoming, but it's even more expensive than the Logitech. I don't suppose they'd see fit to make a Surface keyboard that works with iOS? :-)

Something like this would be fine as well, but I wonder if I'm missing anything.
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Re: Anybody have an iPad keyboard you like?
Posted by: space-time
Date: May 25, 2015 06:05AM
I used the Apple Bluetooth keyboard a few times and it works just fine.
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Re: Anybody have an iPad keyboard you like?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: May 25, 2015 07:11AM
I just saw this one listed this morning. A ZAGG keyboard for $15. Can't beat the price.

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Re: Anybody have an iPad keyboard you like?
Posted by: jh
Date: May 25, 2015 08:13AM
I use this keyboard from Amazon. I bought two of them. One for my iPad and one for my Android tablet. Both have served my needs.
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Re: Anybody have an iPad keyboard you like?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: May 25, 2015 08:53AM
Well, whaddaya know...Turns out you CAN beat the price.




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Re: Anybody have an iPad keyboard you like?
Posted by: sekker
Date: May 25, 2015 09:57AM
The Verge claims the new Microsoft keyboard is their favourite. Check out the web for it.

[www.theverge.com]



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Re: Anybody have an iPad keyboard you like?
Posted by: tenders
Date: May 25, 2015 10:03AM
I have the Zagg keyboard CJs mentioned and it's quite good. Mine came with a vinyl triangle to lean the iPad against which is a very handy feature, but my iPad cover has a fold-out stand that I use instead.

I've also had several cheap Chinese keyboards, and it is amazing how badly-designed they can be - giant shift and tab keys, terrible feel, etc.
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Re: Anybody have an iPad keyboard you like?
Posted by: nwyaker
Date: May 25, 2015 10:06AM
Love my two Zaggs for the iPad Mini 2.

50% off sale today ...
[www.zagg.com]



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Re: Anybody have an iPad keyboard you like?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: May 25, 2015 10:36AM
i use this Anker keyboard with my iPad, Kindle, and iPhone. the built in stand is handy and it can be used as a cover. uses the magnetic attachment feature.

Anker Keyboard Cover
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Re: Anybody have an iPad keyboard you like?
Posted by: iaJim
Date: May 25, 2015 10:56AM
I like my Logitech keyboard.
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Re: Anybody have an iPad keyboard you like?
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: May 25, 2015 12:40PM
Another vote for the standard Apple bluetooth keyboard—works fine, and I already own it, nothing else to buy. But those keyboard+case things are cool!
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Re: Anybody have an iPad keyboard you like?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: May 25, 2015 01:29PM
Years ago I bought a HYPE HY1025BT, but it's a case & rechargeable (Li) BT kb combo.
Only paid $15, well worth it. Case is akin to 'up-armor' for my iPad2 and I can use it in both landscape & portrait position or fold it down to use normally w/o kb. Has a little compartment for storing a cable, SD cards, etc. Keyboard slides out so you can use it like a notebook too.

pix shows it w/o iPad snapped in:




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Re: Anybody have an iPad keyboard you like?
Posted by: Carm
Date: May 25, 2015 03:37PM
I like the wired Logitech keyboard with 8 pin lightning connector.
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Re: Anybody have an iPad keyboard you like?
Posted by: Octave Doctor
Date: May 25, 2015 07:21PM
I have an it. bluetooth keyboard and case unit I got at Target last year for $15.00. It's meant for a regular i pad, but works fine with iPhone and iPad mini, even with the mac--I'm using it now.
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Re: Anybody have an iPad keyboard you like?
Posted by: Bimwad
Date: May 26, 2015 12:50AM
Some interesting options. Thanks for the suggestions.

This Anker with the Al case also looks pretty good.

I've played with the Logitech, and like it, but one could almost buy three of these for the similar cost.
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