I’m seriously considering investing in the new iPad Pro Magic Keyboard from Apple. If you haven’t heard of it yet (which is not surprising, given what’s going on in the world), it’s a high quality keyboard folio for the new (and old) iPad Pro.
It’s got several advantages over the existing keyboard folio, including its weight. Yes, I consider heft an advantage, especially when typing from my lap!
But it’s fairly expensive for what it is – it’s just a keyboard, after all. So with my ‘one in, one out’ strategy, this would mean selling my keyboard folio to make way for it. Not a problem, as it’s definitely showing its age!
Would I actually use it? Well my iPad Pro is often my most frequently used device for both work and leisure. I use it for writing of all sorts, as well as gaming and watching content on Netflix and similar services.
The addition of mouse support recently means it’s even more useful, especially when manipulating text or creating content in Powerpoint or Keynote. For me, at last, it’s reached the point of being an effective laptop replacement.
I’ve already decided that my existing MacBook (the 12″ model they don’t actually make anymore!) is not going to be upgraded anytime soon. I’ve no real need for a new laptop, considering how infrequently I use it. I’ll just let it gently fade out over the next few years, until it’s unusable.
Given that I’m not traveling anywhere anytime soon, do I actually need it now? Not a bit. So I’m going to wait until lockdown restrictions are reduced a little and have another look then.
If you’d like to see it in action, here’s the excellent Marques Brownlee putting it through its paces.