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Slash up to $60 off Magic Keyboards for iPad

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It's not easy to find deals at $50 to $60 off Apple's Magic Keyboard cases for iPad.
It's not easy to find deals at $50 to $60 off Apple's Magic Keyboard cases for iPad.
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Amazon is currently offering great discounts on Magic Keyboards for iPad Pro (11-inch and 12.9-inch models) and 10.9-inch iPad Air.

While there are many alternative keyboards and cases for iPad models out there, the time to pay Apple prices is now, when Apple prices are slashed!

Brilliant Brydge iPad keyboard selling for a mere $30

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Turn your 11-inch iPad Pro into an MacBook Lite with Brydge Pro+, now available at a rock-bottom price.
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Clip the Brydge Pro+ keyboard to an 11-inch iPad Pro to make an ultraportable laptop ready for school or work. And the useful add-on is available now for just $29.99.

If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your first, second or third-generation iPad Pro 11-inch with a keyboard and trackpad, there’s never been a better time.

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Top kid-friendly case and keyboard options for iPad 10

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Put the iPad 10 in a very protective case before handing it to child, like this one from OtterBox.
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The just-released iPad 10 is a major update, but the design changes mean new cases are required. Fortunately, accessory makers OtterBox and Logitech quickly brought out several of them for designed with children in mind.

A kid-friendly stylus is also an option.

New $249 Magic Keyboard Folio goes with iPad 10

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It looks like a nice iPad 10 accessory, but it's not cheap.
It looks like a nice iPad 10 accessory, but it's not cheap.
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Along with the redesigned 10th-gen iPad that Apple released Tuesday, the company rolled out the first Magic Keyboard Folio to go with the entry-level tablet. The new iPad accessory adds function keys — a first for Apple’s iPad keyboards.

While the iPad 10 costs much more than previous versions, starting at $449 instead of $329, if you want the detachable keyboard and stand Apple now makes for it, you have to add another $249.

That completes your basic iPad experience for a pretty penny. And the new Magic Keyboard Folio only comes in white, by the way.

Zagg’s rugged iPad keyboard case adds useful trackpad, too [Review] ★★★★

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Zagg Pro Keys with Trackpad review: Very protective iPad keyboard case★★★★
Want to work from a coffeeshop? Your iPad and the Zagg Pro Keys with Trackpad might be just what you need.
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iPad is an outstanding tablet, but add the Zagg Pro Keys with Trackpad and it becomes a powerful notebook computer that’s ready for work or school. Plus, the keyboard case offers a welcome 6.6 feet of drop protection.

There are versions for several Apple tablets, so I wrapped my 12.9-inch iPad Pro in the Pro Keys and went to work using it. There’s a lot to like here.

Zagg’s most capable keyboard case with trackpad expands to fit 12.9-inch iPad Pro

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Zagg's capable Pro Keys keyboard case expands to fit 12.9-inch iPad Pro
The Zagg Pro Keys with Trackpad is ready to turn the 12.9-inch iPad Pro into a detachable notebook.
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Zagg launched a version of the Pro Keys with Trackpad that’s compatible with Apple’s largest iPad. It combines a rigid, protective case with a removable keyboard with a built-in trackpad.

There were already versions of the keyboard case for smaller iPad models, and now there’s one for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Apple considers origami iPad stand with multiple viewing angles

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Apple considers origami iPad stand with multiple viewing angles
A new Apple patent shows ideas for a possible iPad folding cover/stand.
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Apple received a patent for a foldable iPad cover/stand capable of holding the tablet up in a range of viewing angles. It’s a notable improvement over the current Apple Smart Cover.

Of course, there are plenty of third-party folding iPad stands with comparable capabilities. But people are more likely to pick Apple’s version because it’s Apple.

Brydge’s new keyboard case turns smallest iPad Pro into a laptop with big capabilities

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Brydge 11 Max+ keyboard case is built for hardcore iPad Pro users
Brydge 11 Max+ is a premium keyboard case for the 11-inch iPad Pro with a large trackpad.
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The Brydge 11 Max+ is a clip-on keyboard designed to make an 11-inch iPad Pro into a very portable clamshell notebook. It magnetically attaches to the tablet and adds a backlit keyboard and trackpad.

After being announced earlier this year, the product is now available in stores starting Wednesday.

4 ways Brydge 12.9 Max+ iPad Pro keyboard beats Apple Magic Keyboard

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4 ways Brydge 12.9 Max+ iPad Pro keyboard beats Apple Magic Keyboard
The Brydge 12.9 Max+ is stronger competition for the Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro than many might realize.
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While the Apple Magic Keyboard is an outstanding way to transform an iPad Pro into laptop, it’s not necessarily the best option. The Brydge 12.9 Max+ is also a very capable keyboard case for Apple’s premier tablet. I use both and pitted them against each other. And I found definite advantages to Brydge’s offering.