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Apple’s Magic Keyboard is one of the most luxurious accessories you can get for your iPad, and it’s priced right. But a new reduction at Amazon greatly facilitates the acquisition of the larger of the two models: the 12.9 inch magic keyboard is down to $ 250 right now. The actual sale price is $ 329, but an automatically applied coupon for an additional $ 79.01 discount will bring the final cost down to $ 250. This version works with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but the 11 inch version that works with both the smaller Pro and the iPad Air remains on sale for $ 199 – another all-time high.
The biggest downside to the Magic Keyboard has always been the price, which is why it is always advisable to wait for a sale like this before investing in one. Otherwise, there’s a lot to love about Apple’s accessory – so much so that we’ve given it a score of 84. It’s a roomy keyboard that’s as comfortable to type as its MacBook Air counterpart, in part because both use Apple’s updated scissor switch setup. The glass trackpad, while not as large as those on Apple laptops, is large enough for easy scrolling and multitouch gestures.
We also like that the Magic Keyboard is sturdy enough for an accessory that magnetically attaches to your iPad. You can easily type with it on your lap without worrying about constant wobbling, making it a good choice if you are using your iPad as a laptop replacement. The Magic Keyboard charges via USB-C, and thanks to the rear smart connector, the accessory can also charge your iPad, leaving the iPad’s single port open for dongles or other peripherals you want to use.
While the Magic Keyboard is a much better buy when it’s on sale like this, it’s still more expensive than most. Bluetooth keyboards. Another solid option is Logitech Folio Touch Keyboard Case for iPad – it’ll only set you back $ 160 and we love its backlit keys, decent trackpad, and dense rubber bumpers that provide additional protection.
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