For many, a keyboard remains a convenient way to put thoughts down and get work done. The Smart Keyboard — available for both the 9.7?inch and 12.9?inch iPad Pro — features innovative technologies that free you from switches, plugs, and even pairing. It’s a perfect blend of utility and portability.
Simply unfold the Smart Keyboard when you need it. Fold it to create a slim and lightweight cover when you don’t. The elegant design is durable enough to withstand everyday use. And your 23rd draft.
iOS 9 works seamlessly with the Smart Keyboard, adding a variety of useful QuickType features to your iPad Pro.
The Smart Connector transfers both data and power between iPad Pro and the Smart Keyboard — no batteries or charging required. Just attach the Smart Keyboard, then start typing. And when you disconnect, an onscreen keyboard automatically reappears.
To take full advantage of the Smart Connector, we created a unique conductive fabric that allows the two-way flow of power and data. Placed between a protective polyurethane outer layer and a soft microfiber inner lining, it helps make the Smart Keyboard anything but conventional.
Unlike traditional keyboards, there are no gaps between keys to trap crumbs or coffee. Instead, the keys have been laser ablated into a single sheet of durable custom-woven fabric. It provides the spring-like tension for each key, eliminating the need for bulky conventional mechanisms. The fabric is also coated in a water- and stain-resistant finish.