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#1 Logitech Combo Touch
If you’re looking for a folio keyboard that offers good protection for your iPad, the Logitech Combo Touch is a solid choice. It comes in size variants to fit 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models as well as 4th and 5th-generation iPad Air models. It also uses Apple’s Smart Connector for power, so you won’t have to charge the keyboard as it’ll draw power straight from the iPad. On the back of the case, there’s a sturdy kickstand to prop your iPad up at a nice viewing angle.
The keycaps have a nice soft-touch coating to add some grip, which is helpful as the tile-like keycaps can be a bit slippery. There’s also a trackpad for on-screen navigation, so you don’t have to get fingerprints all over your screen. As a bonus, there’s even a slot to hold an Apple Magic Pencil. Overall, this folio keyboard has a lot of nice touches, and thanks to all its size variants, it’s the best keyboard for iPad Pro that we’ve tested.
#2 Logitech K780
If you’re planning on using your iPad as part of a larger, multi-device setup, you may want a more permanent solution at your desk. The Logitech K780 is an excellent choice for a wireless, standalone keyboard to use with your iPad. Along the back, there’s a tray with a grippy rubber coating to hold your devices. The tray runs the whole length of the keyboard, so you can easily hold an iPad and a smaller mobile device, and the tray provides a slight tilt, so their screens stay at a nice, visible angle. It connects wirelessly with up to three devices using a Bluetooth connection, and you can switch between devices using the F1-F3 function keys.
Since it uses two AA batteries for power with an advertised battery life of 24 months, you don’t have to worry about charging cables or a frequently empty battery. The typing experience feels satisfying thanks to the well-spaced keys, rounded keycaps, and low-profile design. Alternatively, if you don’t want a full-size unit, as you plan on bringing your iPad around with you to cafes, libraries, or other tight working spaces, check out the Logitech K380. As a compact unit, it’s much more portable, but it doesn’t have a device tray or stand for your iPad, so you’ll have to get a separate case for your iPad or get creative in how you prop it up.
#3 Apple Magic Keyboard
As its name suggests, it’s Apple’s flagship model for use with their 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. It uses Apple’s Smart Connector feature to connect to the iPad and draw power directly from it. While this means the keyboard isn’t compatible with any other mobile device, it means you just have to worry about charging your iPad and not the keyboard.
The folio case attaches with a strong magnet on the back that holds your iPad in place. The keyboard part has a rubber exterior, so the whole unit stays firmly in place on desks or other hard surfaces. Plus, if you tend to sit with your iPad on your lap, like a laptop, the keyboard is very stable and doesn’t flex or flop over easily. However, if there is a downside to this keyboard, it’s that the case doesn’t wrap around the sides of the iPad and instead leaves them exposed.
#4 ZAGG Pro Keys
Regardless of the generation of iPad you have, the ZAGG Pro Keys has it covered. This folio-style keyboard is compatible with 10.2-inch iPads, but they also make versions suitable for 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro and iPad Air models. While the unit we tested doesn’t have a trackpad, you can buy a version that does. Since it doesn’t use Apple’s Smart Connector, it’s one of the best Bluetooth keyboards for iPad available on the market, thanks to its wireless versatility and multi-device pairing ability. You can pair it with up to two devices simultaneously, making it a great choice if you use a laptop or another device alongside your iPad.
Inside the folio case, there’s a slot to put your Apple Pencil, so you won’t have to worry about losing it. If you sit with your iPad on your lap often, the iPad stays propped up even without the support of a table or desk beneath it. Impressively, it also has multi-color backlighting with seven different colors you can cycle through. All-in-all, it’s a versatile keyboard with tons of different buying options to suit the currently available iPads.