Many people opt for an iPad over a classic laptop because of its functionality, durability and top-of-the-line specs. The iPad can do everything your laptop does–and sometimes better–so you’ll be happy to have one for work. Plus, the Apple wireless keyboard is super chic with its thin design and brushed aluminum finish that perfectly matches other Apple products.
Even though iPads are more efficient for work, some people prefer the traditional keyboard because it is more familiar and convenient. Therefore, multiple companies have designed innovative keyboards specifically for iPads.
How to choose the best keyboard for your iPad
When choosing the best keyboard for your iPad, consider the following factors:
- Compatibility – Make sure that the keyboard is compatible with your specific model/version of iPad.
- Size – The size of a keyboard should fit comfortably and snugly on the iPad display without adding unnecessary bulk or weight.
- Connectivity – Look for a keyboard that offers reliable and efficient connectivity such as Bluetooth, USB, or Wi-Fi connection.
- Features – Some keyboards offer features like backlit keys, adjustable stands and media controls to provide additional convenience while working.
- Battery life – Quality keyboards can last up to several months of use on a single charge.
1. Keyboard Case for iPad Pro 12.9 2020 4th Generation, iPad Pro 12.9 Case with Keyboard 3rd Generation 2018 - Wireless Detachable - with Pencil Holder - iPad Pro 12.9 inch Keyboard Case 2020
Working remotely on an Apple iPad is a breeze with this keyboard. It comes with a folding cover to completely swallow in the tablet. The keyboard is a detachable unit and can be removed from the cover very easily. It connects wirelessly to the iPad and performs nicely throughout the usage. The keys are placed well apart and have a decent size to accommodate your fingers. The stand has 3 levels of adjustments to keep the iPad standing and you can choose it as per your comfort. It has a dedicated slot for Apple Pencil so that you need not place it somewhere else.
2. OMOTON Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard Compatible with iPad 10.2(8th/ 7th Generation)/ 9.7, iPad Air 4th Generation, iPad Pro 11/12.9, iPad Mini, and More Bluetooth Enabled Devices, White
Are you a fan of Apple’s very own keyboard which is sleek and stylish? If so, you can have a similar one with nice features here. The Omoton ultra-slim bluetooth keyboard is a silver coloured metallic keyboard with soft touch keys which is very close to the original Apple keyboard’s performance and features and available at an attractive price. It simply makes up your iPad to function as a desktop computer. The keys have a stable scissor mechanism which remains soft and long lasting. It is compatible with major iPad versions.
3. Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Air (4th Generation) and iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd Generation) - US English
Nothing beats the quality and experience of an original Apple iPad accessory. But it has a premium price attached to it and if you are open to spending, nothing beats the original Apple iPad magic keyboard. This keyboard has phenomenal performance and works effortlessly with your iPad. It has a USB type C port on the hinge to charge the iPad. The screen can be opened up to a 130 degree angle which gives you a wider range to find your sweet spot of working.
4. iPad Pro 11 Case 2020 with Keyboard, iPad Pro 11 Keyboard, 5-in-1 USB-C Hub, 7 Color Backlit - Pencil Holder - Smart Magic Keyboard for 11-inch iPad Pro (2020/2018 2nd/1st Generation), Black
It would be difficult for you to work on a tablet if you spent most of your office hours on a laptop. Hence, you would need a device that can transform your iPad into a laptop and let you have the best experience. The device we are talking about here is a rugged looking case for your iPad which has a backlit keyboard which can switch colours with the help of simple shortcuts. It connects with the given smart socket and has a handful of peripheral connection options including HDMI, USB, Auxiliary, etc.
5. Arteck HB030B Universal Slim Portable Wireless Bluetooth 3.0 7-Colors Backlit Keyboard with Built in Rechargeable Battery, Black
Arteck keyboard for iPad is a slim,stylish and highly functional keyboard which comes in a solid black colour body. It connects seamlessly with the iPad via bluetooth and performs at a good speed. It has 7 unique colours in the backlit with 2 step brightness control. The colours can be switched with the given shortcut and chosen as per your mood. It has a lithium ion battery with a whopping 6 months of battery life on single charge. It has a slim body design and hence you can take it anywhere as a portable accessory.
6. Multi-device Bluetooth keyboard, Jelly Comb Rechargeable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard Switch to 2 Devices for Cellphone, Tablet, PC, Smart TV, Macbook iOS Android Windows-B046 (Black)
Jelly comb has come up with a unique keyboard that can connect simultaneously with two devices. It is so unique that it has round shaped keys for comfortable typing and different styling. You can literally connect two devices at once with it and type on them simultaneously with the help of switching keys. There are two buttons on the top of the keyboard which are assigned to switch over the respective device. It has scissor switches which let you have an assured press everytime you enter a command.
7. OMOTON iPad Keyboard with Sliding Stand, Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad Air 4th Generation 10.9, iPad 10.2(8th/ 7th Gen), iPad Mini, and More[Sliding Stand NOT for iPad Pro 12.9], White
You may require to purchase a stand for your iPad if you use a seperate keyboard. To serve this issue, Omoton has come up with a brilliant solution. Their keyboard for iPad has an inbuilt stand which slides out of the keyboard and unfolded to make a stand. The sliding function of this keyboard’s stand lets you stand your iPad firmly as a laptop screen. Furthermore, you’ll get all the necessary shortcuts on the top line of keys on this keyboard. It has cross scissor mechanism keys for firmer press and assured typing.
8. Logitech SLIM FOLIO PRO Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard Case for iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd and 4th gen) - Graphite
Logitech is a renowned brand in the industry of electronics. They are very prominent in keyboards, mouse and other peripheral device manufacturers. They have come up with a brilliant keyboard specifically for Apple iPads. The Logitech Slim Folio Pro is the best alternative to the original Apple iPad keyboard. It gets a case for the iPad and the keyboard gets connected to the device wirelessly. It has a snug fitting across the corners and the design remains minimalist. There are two levels of adjustments for the angle and the keys are soft and comfortable.
9. Keyboard Case for iPad Pro 11”2020/2018 – 360 Rotatable Touchpad Keyboard Case Compatible with iPad 11 inch 1st & 2nd Gen –Backlight Keyboard for Tablet –Protection Wireless Tablet Keyboard
While dealing with a client, you may need to show them a presentation regarding your project. For the same you may need to sit on their side to get them on your screen. With the 360 degree rotatable iPad keyboard case, you can rotate your screen completely to make it visible from the client’s side. This keyboard has a laptop-like appearance with a trackpad and backlit keys. It has 2 backlit modes to ease out your working style and add a bit of colour to your desk.
10. Logitech Folio Touch iPad Keyboard Case with Trackpad and Smart Connector for iPad Pro 11-inch – Grey
Here is another one from the house of Logitech. The one we showed earlier has a front inclination mechanism while this one opens up like a laptop and has a stand at the rear. The Logitech Folio Touch iPad Keyboard has a trackpad along with the keyboard and hence this makes it a complete laptop. You can use this cover in multiple ways and do different tasks like typing, sketching, reading, surfing, etc. There is a strong corner protection for your iPad to keep it secure from jerks and accidental drops.
11. iPad Pro 12.9 Case 2020 with Keyboard, iPad Pro 12.9 Keyboard, 5-in-1 USB-C Hub, 7 Color Backlit - Pencil Holder - Smart Magic Keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2020/2018 4th/3rd Generation), Black
The iPad Pro 12.9 Case is a feature rich keyboard with a proper slot for your iPad 12.9. It is a specific product so you may need to check the version and size for your particular need. It has a nice and usable keyboard with soft touch keys. It doesn’t require any bluetooth connection for pairing, and it connects directly via the given ports. It has slots to store your Apple Pencil where it gets charged automatically. There are a couple of ports for connection including HDMI, USB, Type C, Auxiliary, etc.
12. OMOTON iPad Keyboard, 7-Color Backlit Rechargeable Portable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad 8th/7th Generation 10.2, iPad Pro 12.9/11, iPad Air 10.9/10.5, iPad 9.7, iPad Mini, Grey
Heavier keyboards are good at the desk but aren’t portable. On the other hand, portable keyboards are good for frequent travel but aren’t very generous to work on. Nowadays, brands have found the technology with which a portable keyboard can be very efficient and effective. Omoton has been progressively working to bring one of the finest computer peripheral devices and has brought an iPad keyboard which is sleek and feature rich. It is compatible with Apple iPad and connects flawlessly via Bluetooth. The scissor keys work very well and get you a reassuring feel.
13. Keyboard Case for iPad Pro 12.9 2020 4th Generation, iPad Pro 12.9 Case with Keyboard 3rd Generation 2018 - Wireless Detachable - with Pencil Holder - iPad Pro 12.9 inch Keyboard Case, Black
iPad keyboards that double up as a flip cover are very popular and manufacturers often experiment with them to bring out new iterations of the same. This time we have brought you a similar device. This keyboard case for iPad Pro 12.9 is a love at first sight. It has a keyboard attached to the cover but the useful aspect is the detachable nature of the keyboard. It remains stuck to the keyboard’s cover magnetically and can be detached at any moment.
14. Keyboard Case for iPad Pro 12.9 2020/2018, Jelly Comb Bluetooth Backlit Removable Keyboard US Layout with Protective Case for iPad pro 12.9 4th Gen. / 3rd Gen, Rose and Gold
As we earlier said that flip cover based keyboards have gained popularity among the iPad users, we have come up with another flip cover keyboard. The Jelly Comb is a growing company and has brought a cover that converts your iPad into a laptop. This cover has a magnetically attached keyboard which can be removed and adjusted as per the convenience. The keys are backlited and can switch between 7 colours with the help of a dedicated button. Keys have a scissor mechanism and it works very efficiently.
15. ZAGG - Pro Keys Wireless Keyboard and Detachable Case - Compatible with The Apple iPad Air (4th Gen) - iPad 10.9 inch (103406884)
Zagg Pro wireless keyboard is a premium keyboard case for Apple iPad. It has multi level setting for proper angle as per your convenience. The keys are very soft and adequate for prolonged use. It has standard scissor keys which don’t get dwindled while operating. The outer material is a nice leatherette material which is durable and looks premium. When not in use, you can pull off the tablet with its case from the keyboard base and keep it solo for the respective purpose.
16. iPad Pro 11 Case with Keyboard 2020/2018 (1st/ 2nd Generation) - 360 Rotatable - Wireless/BT - Backlit 17 Color - Auto Sleep Wake - Support Apple Pencil 2nd Gen Charging, Tiffany
A small drama in life is always necessary otherwise you’ll get bored. And hence, if you are looking for something more casual than the usual iPad keyboards, then this is surely for you. It has a base shade of white, black and a few more colours that you can pick as per your taste. It has backlit keys and these keys are stuffed with 7 pure LED colours and there is a convenient key to switch between different backlit colours. It also has 10 tri-colour backlit modes which can be chosen as per your wish.
17. Snugg iPad Pro 12.9 (2020-4th Gen) Keyboard, Wireless Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard Case Cover 360° Degree Rotatable Keyboard for Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2020) - Red
Not everyone is fond of working on a touchscreen. People prefer working on a laptop due to its versatility and flexibility.People generally buy Apple iPads due to its impeccable performance despite being compact and minimalist. Hence, if you want to convert your iPad into a laptop, you would love this cover. Its snug fit your iPad into itself and functions flawlessly via bluetooth. You can keep the screen or iPad at any angle and work at your convenient position. You can also swivel it around 360°.
18. Brydge 12.9 Pro+ Wireless Keyboard with Trackpad for iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2020 & 2018) | Aluminum Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Keyboard | Long Battery Life | (Space Gray)
Apple uses aluminium metal in all its products which has actually become a part of their design language. This metal is rugged and tough for all purposes. While you can have a heavy duty plastic keyboard for your iPad, having a metallic one would be prestigious. The Brydge 12.9 Pro+ is a wireless keyboard with trackpad. This trackpad is as large as a macbook’s one and you can spend hours on it doing your work like a normal laptop. You get 3 levels of backlit keys and 0 to 180° viewing angles.
19. ZAGG Rugged Book Go - Durable Case and Bluetooth Keyboard for Apple iPad Pro 11" (Gen 1 and Gen 2) - Black
Zagg is another innovative company that manufactures feature-rich products, their Rugged Book Go-Durable case is a robust keyboard with case for Apple iPad. It has a reverse kickstand to keep the tablet stand vertical and allow it for some angular movement. The keyboard on the other side is a durable, soft touch, and user friendly unit which increases your productivity multiple times. You can always detach the keyboard from the main case and adjust its distance as per your need.
20. Logitech iPad Pro 12.9 inch Keyboard Case | SLIM COMBO with Detachable, Backlit, Wireless Keyboard and Smart Connector (Black)
While everybody is offering a bluetooth connection operated keyboard, Logitech has come up with a smart connector system which is a point to point connection port. The brand is following this for all its similar keyboards. Here, the Logitech Slim Combo for iPad Pro 12.9 is a premium keyboard case. It has solid build quality and offers seamless integration and communications between keyboard and iPad. If you divide the flap of this case in 2 parts vertically, the one close to the iPad has the keyboard while the remaining half can be folded to give extra grip to the keyboard.
No matter your needs, there is a perfect keyboard for your iPad. Always take into consideration the compatibility, size, connectivity, and features of the keyboard before you make your purchase. Finally, make sure that the battery life is up to par with what you need in order to get the most out of it. With these tips in mind, you will be able to find the perfect keyboard for your iPad. Happy shopping!