Category Archives: iPad Accessories

The Apple Store is Selling Brydge Keyboards for iPads

If you’ve ever been interested in looking at a Brydge Keyboard in person, you’re in luck.

I’ve been a big fan of the Brydge Keyboard since I got one for my 12.9″ iPad Pro earlier this year. However, they don’t come cheap at $169.99 retail. That’s a lot to take on faith when you are interested in testing the waters, but you aren’t totally convinced that a product is right for you. It worked out for me, but you can’t always count on that.

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Looking for a Great Keyboard for Your iPad? The Brydge is On Sale Now

I’ve been a big fan of my Brydge Bluetooth Keyboard for the 12.9″ iPad Pro since I got one back in July. So much so that my Pro rarely gets used without it now. I gave it a brief overview this Summer right after getting it and came away very impressed. My opinion hasn’t changed over the months since.

The keys are close to the same size, spacing and quality that you get with a good laptop keyboard. The key action is responsive and has a pleasing feedback. The backlight is bright. The docking clips allow you to position the iPad at almost any angle you choose. Their Silver, Space Gray and Gold are a perfect match for each iPad color. It’s just a great product, all the way around. The magnetic cover that protects the back of the iPad is a nice touch, as well.

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Will Apple Up Its iPad Pro Keyboard Game in 2020?

I’m a huge fan of the iPad Pro, but I’ve been critical of one aspect of the device: the available first-party keyboard. Even though I found Apple’s Smart Keyboard Folio to be better than the original Smart Keyboard, that isn’t saying much. I know these keyboards have a lot of fans, but I not among them. I just really do not like the key action AT ALL.

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Review: UAG Metropolis for the 2019 iPad Air

I reviewed UAG’s Metropolis cases for the 11″ and 12.9″ iPad Pros earlier this year and came away very impressed with both. I can give the 12.9″ version even higher praise in that I am still using it as my primary case over four months later. It is good at home, but even better at work where I need more drop protection. In my opinion, both models check all the boxes that a good iPad Pro case should.

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Hands-On Preview: TouchType Pro for iPad Pro

Every once in a while, I come across something really interesting while browsing Kickstarter or Indiegogo. The TouchType Pro, a creative and innovative keyboard case for the current gen iPad Pros, would seem to fit that bill. However, to be completely honest, that’s not how I found it. While the TouchType Pro campaign was just released on Kickstarter, I have been aware of this product for a while now. In fact, I’ve actually been able to go hands on with a prototype for a few weeks. More on this in a bit.

You see, Salman Sajid, the developer of the TouchType Pro and its earlier crowdfunded variations, originally reached out to me back in the Summer of 2017. After reading one of my iPad keyboard case reviews, he wanted to know if I would be interested in a project he was starting to work on. If you are a regular reader here, then you know there was no way I was passing that up.

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Logitech FINALLY Announces a New iPad Pro Keyboard Case

Logitech was the one third party accessory company that brought out keyboard cases for the first two generations of the iPad Pro right after release. They were also the only ones besides Apple to make use of the Smart Connector for their keyboards, rather than relying on Bluetooth.

Their Create cases for the original Pro were a bit heavy and bulky, but had great backlit keyboards. The Slim Combo cases that they released right after the 2017 iPad Pros were even better. In fact, the Slim Combo for the 12.9″ Pro is still my favorite keyboard case of all time. It was a near-perfect balance of protection, portability and utility.

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HyperDrive USB-C Hub for the iPad Pro

It’s been a while since a crowdfunding project got my attention enough to make me part with some cash. However, I came across the HyperDrive last week and figured it was worth a go. This is the best looking expansion solution I’ve seen that is specifically geared toward the iPad Pro so far, so I decided to give it a shot.

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Review: UAG Metropolis for the 2018 iPad Pros

While I love a leather case, there are times when device protection comes first. If you take your iPad Pro with you to work every day like me, this may be the case. In my case, sometimes using my iPad Pro at work means putting it in harm’s way. That has a way of changing your priorities when it comes to cases.

One of the reasons that I’ve been a fan of Urban Armor Gear for a few years now is because their cases offer great protection at a reasonable price. However, it goes further than just taking great care of your devices. UAG’s cases also manage to do it with style and good design, as well.

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Review: Pad and Quill Contega Thin 2018 iPad Pro Case

While I am more of a leather fan when it comes to cases, there are others who prefer the feel of a good book. Pad and Quill is a master of such materials, as I had occasion to discover this past Summer when I reviewed their Journal Notebooks. The linen-covered books were well-made and felt just like a fine hardback in the hand. When I hold the Contega case for the new 11′ iPad Pro, I get that same impression. While the cover has a rougher, more durable texture, it still feels like your iPad Pro is contained within a fine book.

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Review: Pad and Quill Oxford Leather Case for the 2018 iPad Pros

I won’t lie. I’m a sucker for a nice leather case. Whether its for an iPhone or an iPad, I am always interested in wrapping my high-tech electronics in a little bit of old world craftsmanship. There’s just something about the look and feel of fine leather that gets me.

While I have reviewed several quality leather cases for various iPhones here at iPad Insight, I have never covered one for an iPad or iPad Pro until now. Well, this one has been worth waiting for, as the Pad and Quill Oxford Leather Case for the 2018 iPad Pros is as functional as it is beautiful. I’ve been taking the 12.9″ version for a spin over the last two weeks and here is what I have found.

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Where Are All the New iPad Pro Cases?

One advantage that you have owning Apple products is access to a robust and thriving ecosystem of accessories. This is especially true for mobile devices, such as the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. As soon as a new device releases, everyone from the major brands, to boutique and custom makers, to no-name sellers on Amazon and eBay are either announcing new cases or already have them available.

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