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For many of us, there is the ultimate gap between a laptop and a tablet. Both are so practical in their own way, but neither can fully compensate for the other's shortcomings. Apple engineers took us one step closer this year with the Magic keyboard for the latest iPad Pro 12.9, which is available for only $ 330 – from $ 350. It magically brings us closer to the iPad-than-laptop configuration than ever.
This is an unbelievable offer for two reasons: First, this is the lowest price on Amazon, and we are thrilled that it is even for sale considering how new this Magic Keyboard is. Second, the Magic keyboard is currently brand new. Everyone wants one.
The big news here is the updated trackpad, which allows you to use your iPad in new ways. It's smaller than the trackpad of an average MacBook, but that doesn't mean it's less functional – it's fast with its scrolling response and follows all your two and three finger gestures. Oh, and it's clickable, which in turn opens up even more features with your iPad.
As for the keyboard (which works best on a flat surface like your desk as opposed to your lap): the backlit feature is extremely helpful and doesn't distract you at all. The keys are mashed potatoes like other iPad keyboards (there is a satisfactory snap when pressed) and it is particularly inviting as it prompts your hands to run over them. Some of the additional keys you're used to on the MacBook, such as volume and brightness, may not be present. However, this does not affect your ability to use them for work projects or just to write emails.
Check what a user had to say:
I couldn't be happier. I had used the original keyboard for my 12.9 iPad and it was good. This is awesome. The backlight and trackpad are great.
iPads are becoming a new point of contact for offices (read our guide to the best iPad deals). With a keyboard, you can go anywhere you want with them. But this Magic Keyboard takes it to a whole new level of hybrid functionality – so close to a MacBook that it basically becomes one.
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